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Kanchipuram or ‘The City of Thousand Temples’ is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is deemed as one of the important pilgrimage centres for Hindus. According to Hindu manuscript Garuda Purana, Kanchipuram is one of the seven cities that provide moksha or salvation to the devotees. A Kanchipuram tour will help visitors understand the Hindu culture in a better way and experience some ancient traditions of South India.
Sri Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the most prominent temples of the city. The highlight of the temple is its magnificent architecture. Vaikuntha Perumal Temple is also famous because of its pillared corridors and ancient inscriptions. Some other famous and venerated temples are the Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kachapeshwarar Temple, Kanchi Kamakshi Temple and Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple. Attracting thousands of devotees every year, the above mentioned temples are the must visit tourist places in Kanchipuram.
The International Library is located at a distance of about 3.5 km from Kanchipuram. This old library houses a number of ancient manuscripts written on palm leaves. Travellers can also visit the Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary situated at a distance of 48 km from the city. The months between October and March are considered ideal for visiting this far-famed sanctuary. If time permits, travellers can also explore the Muttukadu Lake which is a good place to enjoy boating and wind surfing. Apart from sightseeing, they can visit Mahatma Gandhi Road where high quality silk is sold at reasonable prices.