Travel to Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram Tourism

If you ever wished to visit a city with only temples and temples around, you should travel to Kanchipuram. Known as the 'city of thousand temples' Kanchipuram located about 70 kms from Chennai, is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India.

The history of Kanchipuram is intertwined with the glorious reign of the Pallavas, the Cholas and the Rayas of Vijayanagar.The city is also famous as an ancient center of Tamil learning and culture. Shankaracharya or Adi Shankara established his Episcopal seat here called Kamakotipeetam. The temples are undoubtedly the foremost tourist attractions in Kanchipuram.The Kamakshi Amman Temple, the Kailashanathar Temple, the Ekambareshwar, the Kumara Kottam Temple, the Varadaraja Temple and the Ullahalanda Temple are the famous temples in Kanchipuram.

If you are a nature enthusiast then you should make an excursion from Kanchipuram to Vedanthangal, about 60 kms from Kanchipuram, which is a haven for migratory birds especially from November to February. For trekking, hiking or for picnics Elagiri Hills in the Eastern Ghats will be a good option.

How to Reach Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, the temple town near Chennai is a popular tourist destination. It is quite accessible by air, rail and road.

By Air

The airport nearest to Kanchipuram is Chennai from where international and domestic flights operate.

By Rail

Kanchipuram is connected by rail to Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati and Bangalore.

By Road

Kanchipuram is well connected by roads to Chennai and other important cities and towns in Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India. For local transport cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws are available.

Shopping in Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is synonymous with silks and silks! The Kanjeevaram saris of Kanchipuram are the finest and the most beautiful in the world. In India they are usually passed on as heirloom from mother to daughter.

ttukkadu Lake
  • Sadras Beach
  • Sriperumpudur
  • Vaikunta Perumal Temple
  • Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary

  • Last Updated on : January 13, 2014