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Raja Rani monument

Raja Rani

Raja Rani monument is situated in Ranipet town, on the banks of the Palar river. There are 2 towers built in the memory Raja Desingh and his beloved wife Rani Bai.  History reiterates that Raja Desingh refused to pay tax to British and hence British raided Arcot and killed Raja Desingh. In memory and love of her husband, Rani Bai committed Sati and died.
To honour the sacrifice of Rani Bai, Arcot Nawab Sadat-ul-lahkhan built this Monument on the opposite Bank on Palar and in memory of her sacrifice named the town on the opposite bank as Ranipet and hence the name of the Town.

From Ranipet we can travel to the following nearest places:

S.No. Name of the tourist Place            Place in which located
1 Sholingar Lakshmi Narasimmasway hill temple
2 Thiruthanigai Murugan temple , one of the Arupadai veedu temples.
3 Thiruparkadal Temple for Lord Vishnu like Renganathar in Srirangam
4 Tirupathi Temple for Lord Venkateswara.
5 Kanipakkam Temple for Lord Vigneshwara near chitoor
6 Vinayagapuram Separate Temples for Navagrahas, near Ponnai
7  Rathinagiri Temple for Lord Muruga.
8  Cup and Sausar falls Beautiful falls near Sathuvachari 3 kms from Vellore
9 Arakkonam I.N.S. Rajali -Navy Air Force Officer Training Centre
10 Vallimalai Temple for Lord Muruga near Ponnai
11 Thiruvalam Temple for Lord Siva on the banks of river Ponnai.
12 Balamathi hills Famous for beautiful green scenories
13 Padavedu Temple for Renugambal
14 Vetuvannam Temple for Ellaiamman Koil
15 Morthana dam Across the river Palar
16 Sathanur dam Crocodile  Pannai
17 Javvathu Hills Summer resorts
18 Vellore Fort, Jalakandeswarar temple Fort built by Arcot nawab, inside the fort
19 Golden Temple In Vellore City
20 Perumal Temple In  Pallikonda, like  Renganathar in Srirangam and also Thirupar kadal near kaveripakkam.
21 singari temple       –  Lakshmi Narasimman Temple Kaniyambadi
22 Amirthi Forest , water falls Near Kaniyambadi
23 Elagiri hills Near Jolarpet
24 Thanvanthiri Temple In Walajapet
25 Melpadi Sivan temple Near Vallimalai