Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram Temples

Kanchipuram travel guide

The city of temples and the administrative capital of the Kanchipuram District is the city Kanchipuram situated on the banks of the Veghavathy River.The city is 75 Km away from Chennai and is well connected to the other major cities in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by the network of Highways. It is recognized as ‘Silk City’ or city of thousand temples. It was the power center of the Pallava Kingdom. As the Kings were patronizing the art and culture to a greater extent, Kanchipuram flourished with civilization and culture. The economy of this district headquarters is mainly reliant on well-established handloom and tourism industry. Kanchipuram is also called as the Silk City for its world famous hand loomed silk sarees especially the wedding collections.

River: The Palar River is the most important river running throughout the district. Wells and tanks are the majorsources of irrigation over here. Guide service: Tourist Guides well-versed and speaking different languages such as French,English, Italy, German, and Spanish, require to be sent from state capital Chennai, depending upon on their availability.

Places to Visit :

Kailasanathar Temple : It is 8th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This place of worship is remarkable for its sculptures and architecture.There are 58 small temples located around the main temple as multifaceted wall. This temple was made of sandstones.

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  • Holidays
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  • 5 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 8.30 pm
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Ekambareswarar Temple : This temple depicts one of the 5 elements known as Earth (Prithvi). It’s another ancient shrine of the city,which is also dedicated to Lord Siva. Inside the compound of the temple there is a 2500-years-old mango tree which has four branches and each yields special varieties of mangoes.

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  • Holidays
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  • 5 am to 12 & 4 pm to 8.30 pm
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  • Rs 100 & Still Camera – Rs 20

Varadharaja Temple : This holy place is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is noted for its magnificent sculptures. It is one of the 108 holy Shri Vaishnavite shrines.

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  • Holidays
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  • 5 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 8.30 pm
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Kamakshiamman Temple

It is the most important temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, the presiding deity.The temple is considered among the holy (Sakthi Piths) places in India. It is personally related with Sri Adi Sankaracharya.

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  • Holidays
  • Video camera
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  • 5 am to 12 & 4 pm to 8.30 pm
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  • Not Allowed

Handloom industry : Kanchipuram is also renowned for its handloom Silk Saris. Weaving silk saris is the main occupation of people in this place.

Day Excursions from Chennai

Kanchipuram – Vellore Golden Temple (Sripuram) –Kanchipuram

Vellore Golden Temple is dedicated to deity Mahalakshmi. The remoteness from Kanchipuram to Vellore is about 70 Km, which is at 1 ½ hrs drive. From Chennai the place is about 140 Km and takes 3 ½ hrs drive.

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  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • Rs-10/-
  • 8 am to 8 pm
  • Rs-25/-
  • Strictly Not Allowed

Kanchipuram - Vedanthangal Birds Sanctuary – Kanchipuram

Vedanthangal Birds Sanctuary is one of the main water bird sanctuaries located in India. From Kanchipuram it is 60 km away. Between November and March, you can visit the sanctuary as it is the best time.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • Rs-10/-
  • 7 am to 6 pm
  • Rs-25/-
  • Rs-150/-

Fairs and Festivals : The tourists visiting Kanchipuram are lucky enough to enjoy the fairs and festivals conducted throughout the year. The major festivals in the list are Garudothsavam,Brahmotsavam and chariot processions. Besides the events for worshipping, the Silk Tourism Festival is conducted in the month of October where there will be a huge display of Hand loomed silk sarees and other materials which attracts large number of tourists every year.

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