July 15, 2024
Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu Tour

Kanchipuram is among the seven sacred town in Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the north-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, adjacent to the Bay of Bengal and Chennai City. The religious town has strong historical background, which dates back during the Pallavas and Cholas dynasty. The town is also known as the Silk City and quite many a times fashionistas utter the word ‘Kanchipuram’.

Ekambaranatha Temple:

With covering about 20 acres of land, Ekambaranatha is one of the largest temple in Kanchipuram. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was built by th Pallavas. The 1000 lingas, carved out of solitary stone and the 3500 years old Mango tree are the major attractions in the temple complex.

Kamakshi Amman Temple:

Dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the temple was built by the Pallavas, sometime, in the 7th century. The shrine was later renovated in 14th century by the Cholas. Beside the holy deity, the temple complex also has a shrine devoted to a Hindu saint, Shri Shankaracharya.

Kachapeshwarara Temple:

As the name of indicates, the temple has an idol of Lord Vishnu in the form of Tortoise. The image is beautified with sculptures and engravings. Both the interior and exterior portion of the temple projects the impressive Hindu architectural style.

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple:

Devoted to Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi and Kasi Visalakshi, the temple is one of the triad of temples in the world. Visitors can enjoy the vivid paintings exhibited in the temple wal. The main focus draws on the massive sculpture of Kamakshi, creatively deigned in color and intricate work.

Other attractions of note in Kanchipuram are Kailasanathar Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Kanchi Kudhil, Devarajaswami Temple and Varadaraja Temple.

Best time to visit Kanchipuram

An ideal time make a Kanchipuram trip is from October to March. Pilgrims can also visit during the festive occasion like Brahmothsavan(January), Garudothsavam(April) and Chariot festival(May).

Reaching Kanchipuram

By Air:

The International Airport in Chennai is situated 75 kms away from Kanchipuram.

By Rail:

Railheads in Kanchipuram is connected to Chennai, Madurai, Pondicherry and Nagaercoil.

By Road:

State transport buses and private coaches connects Kanchipuram, Chennai and other neighboring cities in Tamil Nadu. Also, private tourist buses are available from Kanchipuram to Chennai and Bangalore.