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!