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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, occasionally also known as Kanjeevaram or Kanchi, is a small town in Tamil Nadu. A significant and the most devotional place of Hinduism, and an extensive pilgrim harbor; Kanchipuram has a few old temples with awesome architecture. It used to be the capital of the Pallava kingdom from the 4th to the 10th century and was a focal point of learning for all the main religions of South India. Hindu temples are as yet present and being used today as well, and there are archaeological residue stays of Jain temples. Unluckily, despite the fact that Kanchipuram was believed to be the focal point of Buddhism in South India, and was visited by Chinese Buddhist monks, there are no remains signs of Buddhism today. Current Kanchipuram is a bigger weaving center and tourists will able to purchase handwoven silk at wholesale rates from here.

Attractions: Kamakshi Amman Temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Sri Ekambaranathar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Varadarajaswamy Temple, Kailasakona Waterfalls, Anna Memorial, Jaina Kanchi Or Tirupparamkunram, Tiruttani, Mahabalipuram, etc…

Nearby places: Chennai, Vellore, Mahabalipuram, Yelagiri Hills, Pondicherry, Tirupati

Best Time to visit: July to August & November to April

Peak Season: July to August & January to April

How to Reach

  • By Air: Chennai is the nearest airport which is at a distance of 64 km.
  • By Rail: Kanchipuram as own railway station which will connect with the rest of the country via a strong network of trains.  
  • By Road: Many tourists prefer to travel by road because of the easy and availability of buses and taxis that comes here on a daily basis. A taxi will take less time but cost high, but buses are a convenient and cheaper option.
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