Kanchipuram is a world famous temple town expressed as ‘Golden city of thousand temples’. The vast array of temples and rich culture, it is considered as cultural capital and one of the seven sacred cities of Tamilnadu. Kanchipuram silks are very popular among people. It is said to be the home of world’s finest silks. It is an ancient city of India, located on the western banks of River Palar. It is located 67 km from Chennai. It is famous pilgrimage for Hindus and fantastic tourist destination filled with culture, heritage, beautiful scenery, historic temples and quality silks.
Places to visit
Kanchi Kamakshi Temple
It is the triad of temple namely Kanchi Kamakshi, Kashi Vishalakshi and Madurai Meenakshi. It is extremely famous among devotees and filled with exquisite sculptures which are amazingly lively and colorful. This is one of the must visit place in Kanchipuram.
Sri Kailasanathar Temple
This is dedicated to Lord Shiva and beautifully surrounded by 58 small shrines. It is a simple yet beautiful temple. The walls of temple premises are decorated with fresco-style paintings and sculptures of various deities.
The highness of Hindu religion is displayed here. The cultural heritage of this prominent region is well depicted and a fascinating place to explore the growth of Hindu religion.
Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
An ancient temple built during 7th century by Pallavas. Lord Vishnu is presiding deity here. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful sculptures of Lord Vishnu in various poses like reclining, sitting and standing. There are several lion pillared cloisters and several bas reliefs in this shrine. The temple story is best portrayed in the inscriptions found on walls. The temple is maintained by Indian department of archeology.
Ekambaranatha temple, Kachapeshwarar temple, Varadaraja temple, Devarajaswami temple, Subramaniya swami temple, Kamakshi amman temple and Jain temples are other popular temples to visit in Kanchipuram, Vedandhangal bird sanctuary, Aringar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai trade center are nearby places to rejoice. Queens Land and Kishkinata are popular theme parks near by Kanchipurm.
How to reach Kanchipuram
Chennai internatonal airport is the nearest airport located 75 km from Kanchipuram.
Kanchipuram has its own rail line connected to major cities like Chennai, Pondicherry and Nagercoil.
There are several state owned and private bus facilities are available to reach Kanchipuram .
In summer 21-36°C and in winter 19-28°C. Best visited throughout the year.