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
- Kailasanathar Temple
- Sankara Mutt
- Kanchi Mutt
- KAMAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE
- Ekambaranathar Temple
- SRI VARADARAJA PERUMAL TEMPLE
- VAIKUNTA PERUMAL TEMPLE
- SAKUNTHALA JAGANATHAN MUSEUM OF FOLK ART
- ULAGALANDHA PERUMAL TEMPLE
- SRI ASHTABUJA PERUMAL TEMPLE
- SUNDARA VARADA PERUMAL
Best Time to Visit in Kanchipuram
How to Reach Kanchipuram
The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport (Meenambakkam)- just a 2 hours drive away.
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.
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