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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.

Kanchi Kudhil
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.

Other Temples
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

By Air
Chennai internatonal airport is the nearest airport located 75 km from Kanchipuram.

By Train
Kanchipuram has its own rail line connected to major cities like Chennai, Pondicherry and Nagercoil.

By Road
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.

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Humidity: 70%
Wind : From ENE at 11 kph

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Best Time To Visit : SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
Theme: Pilgrim

SightSeeings in Kanchipuram

Kanchi Kudhil
Devarajaswami Temple
Varadaraja Temple
Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Kanchi Kamakshi Temple
Kachapeshwarar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Kailasanathar Temple
Ekambaranatha Temple
Sakkiswarar Temple
Sri Ulagalandar Temple
Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple
Uthiramerur Siva Temple
Thiruthani, six abodes of Subramanya.
Anna Zoological Park
Tiruparuthi Kundram
Vedanthangal water birds sanctuaries
International library

Near By Other Tourist Places

Kanchipuram   0 KM near     
Sriperumbudur   34 KM near     
Thiruthani   43 KM near     
Mahabalipuram   64 KM near     
Covelong   66 KM near     

Near By major Cities

Chennai  76 KM near     
Bangalore  247 KM near     
Hyderabad  587 KM near     

Near By Air Ports

Chennai Airport   59 KM near     
Tirupati Airport   102 KM near     
Salem Airport   237 KM near     
Bengaluru International Airport   246 KM near     

Near By Local Cities

Tirupati  107 KM near     
Nellore  202 KM near     
Salem  242 KM near     
Tiruchirappalli  280 KM near     

Near By Districts

Kanchipuram   1 KM near     
Thiruvallur   46 KM near     
Vellore   69 KM near     
Chennai   72 KM near     

Near By RailWay Station

Kanchipuram East Rail Way Station   2.1 KM near     
Kanchipuram Rail Way Station   2.5 KM near     
Nathapettai Rail Way Station   7.1 KM near     
Arakkonam Junction Rail Way Station   31 KM near     
Sholinghur Rail Way Station   34 KM near     



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