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Popularly known as 'The Golden City of Thousand Temples', Kanchipuram is one of the oldest cities of Tamil Nadu. Apart from that, this religious city is blessed with rich history and some sacred powers. According to Hindu beliefs, Kanchipuram is one of the seven holy cities of India that offer 'Moksha' and from where one can get final release and can reach divine spheres. This amazing city is also considered as a seat of Shankaracharya. This spectacular city attracts a large number of international and domestic tourists for its magnificent temples and hand woven silk sarees. Use of vibrant colours and pure gold thread in the weaving process makes the range more popular.

Amazing art structures and age-old tradition together makes it a purest city that offers an opportunity to evidence hospitality, festivals, spirituality and much more. This beautiful city reflects the glorious history and colourful culture of South India. Pallav Arts is easily visible in Kanchipuram temples. This vibrant city of temples has it own charm that helps you to grow spiritually.

Spots That Fascinate


Kanchipuram is a city that has a wide array of temples,  Although, all are amazingly beautiful and have spell bound architecture but the most popular names include Kanchi Kamakshi, famous for its exquisite sculptures, Ekambaranatha (largest temple of Kanchipuram), Kachapeshwarar Temple, Devarajaswami (dedicated to Lord Vishnu), Kamakshi Amman Temple and Sharkara Mutt (both are related to Shankaracharya).

Wildlife or Bird Kingdom

Vedanthangal bird sanctuary is also counted as a favourite tourist spot. This water bird sanctuary is home for different migrated birds which include blue-winged teal, pintail, grey wagtail, common sandpiper, garganey and more. This oldest bird sanctuary of the country is considered as the paradise for bird watchers. Tourists can enjoy the best views in early morning or late in the evening.

Beautiful Beaches

Covelong beach is another major attraction of Kanchipuram that is brisk with fishing activities.  Other frequent activities on this beach are wind surfing, swimming and meditation.

Other Attractions in Kanchipuram

Apart from these, Kanchi Kudil, which is a heritage home and is a reflection of the old-style architecture and tradition in Kanchipuram. Traditionally designed this heritage home is a peaceful place and is a famous tourist spot.

When to Visit

Although, this holy city enjoys salubrious weather throughout the year but October to March is considered as the best time to visit.


There are several hotels, guest houses and lodges available for the accommodation of the tourists.

How to Reach

By Air: Chennai International Airport is the the nearest airport and is just a couple of hours drive away from Kanchipuram.

By Road: The sacred city is well-connected to all important nearby cities and serves frequent bus services.

By Rail: Kanchipuram is easily accessible from Arakkonam and Chennai central railway station.

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