Kanchipuram Tourism & Travel Guide

Kanchipuram, also known as Kanjeevaram, is a small temple town in Tamil Nadu. Fondly known as the 'golden city of a thousand temples', this lovely town promises you a spiritual retreat unlike any other. This city is considered to be one of the seven holiest cities of India and it is also said that a visit to this place helps in achieving salvation. There are a number of temples here and Kanchipuram is a holy site for both Buddhists and Jains. It is divided into three distinctive sections in terms of temples. These are Siva Kanchi, Vishnu Kanchi and the Jain Kanchi. The city is on the banks of the holy river Vegavahi, which is a tributary of the Pallar River. Do visit the Kailasanathar Temple, the Ekambaranatha Temple and the Kamakshi Amman Temple. Known for their architectural brilliance, these temples are highly revered by visiting tourists. As the name suggests, Kanchipuram is known for its traditional Mulberry Silk. The sarees made of this silk are famous all over the world and are also known as Kanjivaram sarees. Most of the households here are a part of the silk industry and Kanchipuram silk is a brand name famous everywhere now, so don't forget to some sarees back!

Trips and Itineraries for Kanchipuram

The Ekambareshwarar Temple in Kanchipuram represents the element Earth....

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New No. 6, Old No. 144/A, Kamakshi Amman Sannathi Street, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502, India
This temple dates back to 65 years and is dedicated to a form of Goddess Parvathi. According to local tales, once the Goddess had playfully blindfolded Lord Shiva from the back and during this time the whole world was covered with darkness. Parvathi got cursed because of this and she was born on Earth as Kamakshi. Kamakshi Devi started practising sacrifice with a Shiva Idol in her hand to seek his hand for marriage. To test her Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a mighty river and Kamakshi Devi clasped to the Shiva Linga to prevent it from eroding. She even performed meditation on the tip of a needle surrounded by Panchagni or the 5 fires. During this heranger destroyed some village people but at the end Lord Shiva was pleased and offered to marry her. The second legend says that due to the increase of torture of a demon, all the gods and Goddesses of heaven came down on Earth and started living on a Champak Tree as parrots and they prayed to goddess Kamakshi. The Goddess later killed the demon called Bhandakasur and on this spot is the present Kamakshi Devi Temple.
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Ennaikaran, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Saree weaving place
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Weekend Getaways from Kanchipuram  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies, a signature breakfast of masala dosa and filter coffee, and notorious traffic. Bangalore serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernisation that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore city for the lively cafes, quirky shops and a fascinating contemporary culture. Visit classic attractions such as the Bangalore castle known for its Tudor-style architecture and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace that dates back to the 17th century. To get your art fix in Bengaluru, you could head to the fascinating Venkatappa Art Gallery. One of the more popular things to do in Bangalore city is to take a walk through the green spaces of the 19th century old Cubbon Park, that were once the reason why Bangalore was known as the Garden City. Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha, the Neo-Dravidian granite palace is also must visit places for the architecture aficionados. Tourists can head to Bengaluru’s much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), for authentic south Indian food and Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery for a cold beer.


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