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Kanchipuram is categorised as Heritage / Pilgrimage

Ekambareswarar Temple - Photo Courtesy Mohan Krishnan
Vardharaja Perumal Temple (Photo Courtesy: Ssriram mt)
Sculptures on the walls of the temple (Photo Courtesy: Ssriram mt)
Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple (Photo Courtesy: Keshav Mukund Kandhadai)
Kamakshi Temple Kanchipuram (Photo Courtesy: Myselfpallab)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kanchipuram lies just off NH4 that connects Chennai to Bangalore at 62 km from Chennai
  • Kanchipuram home to 7th Century Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple with a 180-foot high gopuram; one of the tallest in South India, the 14th Century Kamakshi Amman Temple and the hundred-pillared Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Kanchipuram is known for its hand woven silk sarees.
  • These famous temple and sari town forms a heritage - rich triangle with Chennai and mahabalipuram near the East Coast
Know It
  • Kanchipuram has limited good quality stays and can be easily day visited from Chennai / Mahabalipuram
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in South India"The Kamakshi Temple in Kanchipuram is a renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of the goddess Parvati. The Kamakshi Temple is believed to be one of the Shaktipeetha Temples and visited alongwith other temples in the area as a standalone pilgrimage ex-Chennai (62 kms) or as part of Tamilnadu Pilgrimage break / itinerary."
  • Destinations to visit for Panchabhoota Stalam Temples of Lord Shiva"Ekambareswarar Temple at Kanchipuram (representing Land or earth) is one of the Biggest temples in temple town of kanchipuram and visited as part of Tamilnadu Pilgrimage / Heritage itinerary and as part of Panchabhoota Stalam Temple circuit in South India."
  • Significant Hindu Pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu"Kancheepuram is temple town and renowned for being the city of a thousand temples. It is home to 7th Century Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple (Pancha Bhhota Stalam) with a 180-foot high gopuram, 14th Century Kamakshi Amman Temple (a Shakti Peetha) and the hundred-pillared Varadharaja Perumal Temple. Kancheepuram is day visited from Chennai (62 kms) and a must visit destination in any pilgrimage itinerary."
  • Heritage Destinations of Tamil Nadu"Kanchipuram home to 7th Century Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple with a 180-foot high gopuram; one of the tallest in South India, the 14th Century Kamakshi Amman Temple and the hundred-pillared Varadharaja Perumal Temple. Kanchipuram is popularly visited ex-Mahabalipuram / Chennai (Both about 60 kms from Kanchipuram)."
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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kanchipuram

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)1

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  • Pancha Bhoota Sthanagal (3 Nights)
  • Tirupati with Kanchipuram (3 Nights)


  • Temple Heritage of Tamilnadu (9 Nights)

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Day Sightseeing

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Day visit Chennai to Kanchipuram and backRs. 3778
Day Visit to Rameswaram - Ex-MaduraiRs. 4300

Point to Point Transport

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Pickup from Chennai and Drop to KanchipuramRs. 3778

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Audio Guide for MahabalipuramRs. 250

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Destination Ideas

  • Kancheepuram Heritage and Pilgrim Getaway
  • Pancha Bootha Shiva Temples

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Kamakshi Temple is a renowned temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of the goddess Parvati. This is one of the four most revered Goddess Parvati temples. It is one of the most visited temples of Kanchipuram
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Varadharaja Perumal Temple is a renowned Lord Vishnu temple in Kanchipuram and is one of the 108 Divya Desams, temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints or Alwars.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu, Divya Desam
    Ekambaranathar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple at Kanchipuram. It is one of the largest temples around having a mammoth 59 meter gopuram, one of the tallest in India. It is one of the five Pancha Bootha Shiva temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The Kailasanath temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Kanchipuram and one of the oldest in Kanchipuram having a Dravidan architecture. It is visited alongwith other significant temples in the area,
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Vaikunta Perumal temple is an 8th century Lord Vishnu temple at Kanchipuram and one of the 108 Divya Desam dedicated to the Lord Vishnu in Tamilnadu. Vaikunta Perumal temple is visited alongwith other prominent temples in the area.
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple, Lord Vishnu, Divya Desam
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sri Lakshmi Temple, popularly known as Golden Temple, is a relatively newly built temple near Vellore spread over 100 acres. The temple has intricate carvings, hand-made by hundreds of gold artisans specializing in temple architecture. About 1,500 kg of gold was used for the temple, the largest amount in the world.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Tiruthani Murugan temple is located at Thiruttani on a hill having 365 steps.It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six holy abodes of Lord Murugan.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    Mahabalipuram is home to 7th - 9th century monuments of Pallava kingdom which are now a designated UNESCO world heritage site. The monuments include Rock Temple, Lord Vishnu Temple, Arjuna Penance, Varaha Cave temple. Its a popular stopover on inbound heritage circuit and day visited from chennai.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Heritage Temple
    Sri Kalahasti Temple is a 500 year old temple and one of the important ancient Shiva Kshetras (Shiva Temples) of Southern India and popularly known as Dakshina Kailasam. Srikalahasti is popularly known as "Dakshina Kaashi". The area is also the origin of the popular textile painting art called kalamkari. It is a major pilgrim centre in itself and thousands of pilgrims visits the temple to have darshan of the almighty Sri Kalahasteeswara and Sri Gnanaprasunambika Devi
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Annamalaiyar Temple is a Lord Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai and most significant as it is considered one of the five Pancha Bhoota Shiva temples, Set on a hill (Mount Arunachala) that is considered sacred, the temple is spread over a large area having upto 66 meters of Gupuram height, making it one of the tallest in India and one having largest temple complexes.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Nearest Airport in Kanchipuram
  • Anna International Airport ( MAA ) , Chennai-62 Kms
Railway Stations in Kanchipuram
  • Kanchipuram ( CJ ), Kanchipuram
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