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November 16, 2012
Location of Kanchipuram
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Kanchipuram, also known as Kancheepuram is located in the state of Tamil Nadu and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Kanchipuram district. Located 72km from the state capital of Chennai, Kanchipuram is famous across the country for the Kanchipuram saree, exquisite and colourful sarees weaved in silk, mostly worn at weddings and other important occasions.
Tourist Attractions in Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram is essentially a temple city and is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Here are a few temples that one must visit when in Kanchipuram:
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Kailashanathan Temple
Ekambareshwar Temple
Kumara Kottam Temple
Varadaraja Temple
Hotels and Accommodation
Being a popular religious and tourist destination alike, there are many options of accommodation in Kanchipuram; right from budget hotels to deluxe accommodation. Most of these hotels are centrally located and are known for their traditional warmth and hospitality.
How to Reach Kanchipuram
Being a popular tourist destination, there are many ways to get to Kanchipuram, here is how:
The nearest railway station to Kanchipuram is at Chennai, Tirupati and Bangalore.
Kanchipuram is well connected by road to Chennai and other important towns and cities in Tamil Nadu and other parts of south India.
The nearest airport to Kanchipuram is at Chennai, from where one can hire buses or taxis to get to Kanchipuram.
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