September 19, 2021

11 Best Places to Visit in Kanchipuram

Top Tourist Attractions in Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, also known as Kanchi, is an ancient city in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state. Considered a holy pilgrimage site by Hindus, it is home to many temples. The 8th-century Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a vast complex with intricate sandstone carvings. Ulagalanda Perumal Temple houses a huge statue of Lord Vishnu. A mango tree in the Ekambareswarar Temple courtyard is thought to be sacred. Located in the south-Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram is one of the holiest sites in the country after Varanasi. It is also known as the City of Thousand Temples because of the vast number of temples located here.

Best Places to Visit in Kanchipuram

  1. Kailasanathar Temple
  2. Sankara Mutt
  3. Kanchi Mutt
  4. KAMAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE
  5. Ekambaranathar Temple
  6. SRI VARADARAJA PERUMAL TEMPLE
  7. VAIKUNTA PERUMAL TEMPLE
  8. SAKUNTHALA JAGANATHAN MUSEUM OF FOLK ART
  9. ULAGALANDHA PERUMAL TEMPLE
  10. SRI ASHTABUJA PERUMAL TEMPLE
  11. SUNDARA VARADA PERUMAL

Best Time to Visit in Kanchipuram

Anytime

How to Reach Kanchipuram

Air

The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport (Meenambakkam)- just a 2 hours drive away.

Road

Kanchipuram is 75 kms away from Chennai and is well connected by a good network of roads. There are bus services from Kanchi to Chennai, Bangalore, Pondicherry, Thiruppathi, Thiruvannamalai  and other places.

Rail

Can be reached from Chennai Central railway station and Arakkonam railway station. The Southern railway has augmented its suburban train services to Kancheepuram by extending  EMU services on the Chennai Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu section

Animesh Sharma

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