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Kancheepuram Tourism

Kancheepuram TourismOne of the scared cities of India, Kancheepuram is not only famous for its beautiful temples and holy places from old era but also famous for its silk saris which are known all over India as the “Kancheepuram Silk Sarees”. Due to its proximity to Bay of Bengal, Kanchipuram experiences a moderate climate, though it is humid at times. Not only Kancheepuram is a sacred place for Hindus but it is also a pilgrimage center for Buddhists and Jains. Kancheepuram has all the modern facilities available starting from shopping centers, banks, ATMs, malls, hospitals, and good transport facilities etc. to make life of the citizens as well as the tourists comfortable. Kancheepuram is well connected to all the major cities through roadways, airways and railways. Kancheepuram is also very near to the Chennai International Airport.

Places to visit in Kancheepuram

Temples in Kancheepuram

Kancheepuram is known as the city of thousand temples. You need not be a believer in God to visit the temples. You can also visit the temples because of its sheer architecture! Below is a comprehensive list of temples to visit in Kancheepuram:

Shiva Temples  in Kanchipuram

  • Sri Kailashnatha Temple
  • Sri Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple
  • Sri Kailasanathar Temple
  • Kamakshi Amman Temple
  • Sri Karaithirunathar Temple
  • Onakanthan Tali
  • Sri Devarajaswami Temple
  • Kachi Anekatangapadam
  • Sri Vazhakarutheeswarar Temple
  • Sri Thirumagaraleeswarar Temple
  • Kuranganilmuttam
  • Sri Panankattur
  • Kachi Metrali - Karchapeswarar Temple
  • Sri Muktheeswarar Temple
  • Sri Tiruvothur
  • Sri Iravatanesvara Temple

Shakti Temples in Kancheepuram

  • Kamakshi Amman Temple
  • Kumarakottam

Jain Temples in Kanchipuram

  • Thiruparruthikundram - Jain Temple

Vishnu Temples in Kanchipuram

  • Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Ashtabujakaram - Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple
  • Tiruvekkaa - Sri Yathothkari Temple
  • Tiruththanka - Sri Deepa prakasa Perumal Temple
  • Tiruvelukkai - Sri Azhagiya Singar Temple
  • Tirukalvanoor - Sri Adi Varaha Swami Temple
  • Tiruoorakam - Sri Ulagalantha Swami Temple
  • Tiruneeragam - Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple
  • Tirukaaragam - Sri Karunagara Perumal Temple
  • Tirukaarvaanam - Sri Tirukaarvarnar Temple

Other Temples in Kancheepuram

  • Tiruparamechura Vinnagaram - Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
  • Tirupaadagam - Sri Pandava Thoodar Temple
  • Kanaka Durga Temple, Koneri Kuppam
  • Tirupavalavannam - Sri Pavala Vanar Temple
  • Tirupputkuzhi - Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple
  • Parithiyur- Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Vamanar temple
  • Tirunilaaththingalthundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple
  • Sri Dhrmalingeswarar Temple
  • Neervalur - Sri Veetrirunda Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple
  • Sangupani Vinayakar Temple
  • Sri Satyanadeeswara Temple
  • Sri Upanishada Bramham Mut
  • Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal - Kooran

Other places to visit in Kancheepuram

  • Kancheepuram Silk industry
  • International Library
  • Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary
  • Muttukkadu lake
  • Covelong beach
  • Dakshina Chitra- an insight into Tamil Nadu culture
  • Kanchi Kamakodi Peetham- a temple associated with the life of Shankaracharya
  • Sadras beach
  • Kanchi Kudil- ancient cultural show of Kancheepuram
  • Anna Memorial
  • The crocodile bank
  • Sriperumpudur- the birth place of Saint Ramanujar
  • Mammalapuram- the ancient port city
The caves, the Mandapams, The shore temple, the tiger caves, Thirrukkazhundram temple, Thiruporrur temple etc. in Mammalapuram and many more. So if you want to visit all the tourist destinations in Kancheepuram, come prepared for at least five or six days or even a week.

Transport in Kancheepuram

Roadways in Kancheepuram: National Highway NH 4 passes through the city, connecting Kancheepuram to major cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Tirupathi, Vellore, Thiruthani, Tiruvannamalai, Coimbatore, Salem, Pondicherry etc. Both private and public buses ply on the roads. Public buses are provided by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation.

Railways in Kancheepuram: Kancheepuram railway station serves the city with its array of trains connecting to all the major cities of India. There are two express trains both up and down and three passenger trains up and down serving this city. Apart from this there are several EMU trains running at regular intervals.

Airways in Kancheepuram: Kancheepuram city is 74 km from the Chennai International Airport. All the major airlines like Air India, Spice Jet, Indigo etc. are available for both domestic and international passengers. You can hire a taxi or prepaid auto or cabs from the airport to reach Kancheepuram.

To get around the city you can hire auto rickshaws or cycle-rickshaws or walk around. Though it is advisable to limit the travel as much as possible to morning and evening on summers as the temperature can get real nasty in the afternoon during summers.

Hotels in Kancheepuram

  • GRT Regency
  • Jaya Bala
  • Hotel Simla Lodge
  • M.M Hotel
  • S.R.S Lodge
  • A.K.S Lodge
  • Babu Surya
  • Rama's Lodge
  • Raja's Lodge
  • A.B.S Lodge
  • Raj Bhavan

Contact for more information on tourism:

Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex

No.2, Wallajah Road
Chennai - 600 002
E-Mail Id :ttdc@vsnl.com
Phone Number:-044-25368358

District Tourism Development Officer, Kanchipuram
Phone Number:-044-27442232
Online booking at www.ttdconline.com

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