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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What language is widely spoken in Kanchipuram?By Beli on Feb 07,2018
Tamil is widely spoken, however you can converse in English and Hindi as well.
By Sarup on Feb 07,2018
What are some of the interesting things to do in Kanchipuram?By Vaikhan on Feb 06,2018
If you love music, you can visit Kanchi Mutt for some South Indian classical music in the evenings. Shopping textiles is another thing you should not miss in Kanchipuram.
By Faraz on Feb 06,2018
Which is the closest airport to Kanchipuram?By Samiran on Feb 05,2018
The nearest airport is Chennai, which is 75 km away.
By Badrinath on Feb 05,2018
Any particular dress code to visit temples in Kanchipuram?By Madur on Feb 04,2018
It is better to avoid skimpy clothes while visiting temples. Since the weather is hot, light cotton clothes are recommended.
By Sikata on Feb 04,2018
Are the temples in Kanchipuram open throughout the day?By Harjeet on Feb 03,2018
Temples in Kanchipuram open quite early in the morning and stay open until 12 noon. Most temples are closed in afternoon till 4 pm. You can visit the temples in evening till 8 pm.
By Laasya on Feb 03,2018
List some weekend getaways from Kanchipuram?By Hira on Feb 02,2018
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is 60 km away, and the best time to visit is October-February. The Elagiri Hill is a family picnic spot. You can travel to Thiruthani to the hilltop temple of Lord Subramanya. Explore more options here: https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/attractions-in-kanchipuramBy Jagdeep on Feb 02,2018
Are car rental services available in Kanchipuram for local sightseeing?By Velan on Feb 01,2018
Yes, car rental services are available for temple tour. Your hotel’s travel desk will help you with cars on rent for local tours and temple visits with the town and outskirts.
By Sugriva on Feb 01,2018
How can we reach Kanchipuram by train and road?By Utsav on Jan 31,2018
You can take direct trains from Chennai or Bangalore. The city is well connected by highways too and is about 74 kms from Chennai by road.
By Amrinder on Jan 31,2018
What local transport is available?By Renit on Jan 30,2018
Buses, private autos, and rickshaws taxis are easily available within the city for local sightseeing. Rickshaw and taxi drivers may also assist as guides.
By Mudrika on Jan 30,2018
Are there any closer cities to Kanchipuram that can be visited?By Priya on Jan 29,2018
Yes, the Mahabalipuram Beach is 65 km away. Also, the golden temple at Sripuram, Vellore is 70 km from Kanchipuram. You can combine these two places in your Kanchipuram travel plan.
By Manjulika on Jan 29,2018
Can we take photos inside the temples at Kanchipuram?By Mohita on Jan 28,2018
No, photos cannot be taken inside the temples. However, you can check for special permissions to take photos outside the main complex.
By Satindra on Jan 28,2018
What souvenirs can you buy in Kanchipuram?By Naman on Jan 27,2018
Souvenirs like fruit baskets, jewelry boxes, intricately carved bronze and copper idols of gods and goddesses are worth buying.
By Madur on Jan 27,2018
Are the temples in Kanchipuram very crowded?By Babala on Jan 26,2018
The temples are crowded during festivals, New Moon day, weekends, and general holidays. It’s better to start early in the morning to avoid the rush.
By Ila on Jan 26,2018
What are the famous shopping arenas in Kanchipuram?By Shrikirti on Jan 25,2018
Kanchipuram is famous for its Kanjeevaram silk saris. Handwoven exclusive sarees are a must-buy. Nallis at Nellukara Street, Kamatchi Co-optex, and Srinavasan Silk House are a few places you can buy them. Find more shopping spots here: https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/shopping-in-kanchipuramBy Divyendu on Jan 25,2018
What are the best food choices in Kanchipuram?By Shamak on Jan 24,2018
You have to try the different varieties of Kanchipuram Idli, also known as Kovil Idlis. Other delicacies are varieties of dosas, pongals and typical South Indian meals.
By Balaji on Jan 24,2018
What are the most popular attractions in Kanchipuram?By Ganapati on Jan 23,2018
Kanchipuram city is the abode of temples. The few must-visit temples are The Ekambaranathar Temple, The Vaikunta Perumal Temple, and Kamakshi Amman Temple. There are about 15 good temples that you can visit here.
By Pitambar on Jan 23,2018
What is the best time to visit Kanchipuram?By Sookraj on Jan 22,2018
The climate is moderate in Kanchipuram, so you can visit the place any time of the year. You can also enjoy the colorful temple festivals in the months of January, April, and May. However, the temples are crowded during these months.
By Hiral on Jan 22,2018
Are there any luxury hotels in Kanchipuram?By Raghu on Jan 21,2018
Please suggest some good budget hotels in Kanchipuram?By Tauheed on Jan 19,2018
Hotel Heritage Inn, NPR Residency, Gem Inn Resorts, MM Hotels, SSK Inn, Sri Hari Residency, and Sree Sakthi Residency are a few hotels close to temples. Explore more options here: https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-in-kanchipuramBy Meghan on Jan 19,2018
Is there any hotel in Kanchipuram near Tiruparuthi Kundram??By Krishnakumar on Jan 18,2018
Yes there are many hotels in Kanchipuram near Tiruparuthi Kundram. You can choose from amid the likes of Shree Hari Residency, M.M. Hotel, Sree Sakthi Residency and Heritage Inn.
By Jayashri on Jan 18,2018
Suggest some good hotels in Kanchipuram near Kamakshi Amman Temple.By Priyadarshini on Jan 17,2018
Hotel Shree Hari Residency, M.M. Hotel, Sree Sakthi Residency and Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels are all good choices of hotels in Kanchipuram near Kamakshi Amman Temple.
By Tarakeshwari on Jan 17,2018
Is there any hotel in Kanchipuram near Sheikpet area??By Siddanth on Jan 16,2018
Yes you can opt for Heritage Inn which is a popular and a well known hotel in Kanchipuram near Sheikpet area.
By Parinita on Jan 16,2018
I need help for hotels in Kanchipuram near Railway Station.By Sampath on Jan 15,2018
Sri Rama Lodge is a good option to book your stay in Kanchipuram when looking for hotels in Kanchipuram near Railway Station.
By Chanchala on Jan 15,2018
Looking for hotels in Kanchipuram at East Raja Street.By Sudeepta on Jan 14,2018
You can choose from amid Hotel SSK Inn or Hotel Baboo Soorya. Both are popular hotels in Kanchipuram located right on East Raja Street.
By Nikhila on Jan 14,2018
Is there any 2 star hotels in Kanchipuram near East Raja Street??By Rathika on Jan 13,2018
Yes you can choose to stay at Hotel SSK Inn which is a 2 star hotel in Kanchipuram near East Raja Street.
By Chandrakanta on Jan 13,2018
Are there any hotels in Kanchipuram near Gandhi Road??By Suchandra on Jan 12,2018
Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels, Gem Inn Resort and A.K.G Lodging are all well known hotels in Kanchipuram near Gandhi Road.
By Toshan on Jan 12,2018
I need help for hotels in Kanchipuram near Nellukara Street.By Nikash on Jan 11,2018
There are many options when looking for hotels in Kanchipuram near Nellukara Street. You can choose from between M.M. Hotel, Sree Sakthi Residency, Sri Krishna Lodge and Hotel Silk City
By LEON on Jan 11,2018
Are there any hotel resorts in Kanchipuram??By Parthapratim on Jan 10,2018
Gem Inn Resort, Ellamay Resorts and Sri Hari Residency are three of the popular hotel resorts in Kanchipuram.
By Mahi on Jan 10,2018
What are some good hotels in Kanchipuram near Guduvancheri railway station??By Chandramouli on Jan 09,2018
Hotel KK Inn, Kalyan Hometel Vandalur - A Sarovar Hotel, NPR Residency and Mithran Residency are all good hotels in Kanchipuram near Guduvancheri railway station for you to choose from.
By Yuvan on Jan 09,2018
Are there any taxis available in Kanchipuram for local travel??By Maitra on Jan 08,2018
Yes there are enough private cabs including radio taxis available for local travel in Kanchipuram. You can also take auto rickshaws which are a popular mode of local transport.
By Shivendu on Jan 08,2018
I am looking for holiday hotels in Kanchipuram.By Vajradhar on Jan 07,2018
M.M. Hotel and Stay in a Serviced Apartment in Kancheepuram are good options for you when looking for holiday hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Agrima on Jan 07,2018
Which are the famous temples to visit in Kanchipuram??By Sudevi on Jan 06,2018
The Kanchi Kamakshi temple devoted to Goddess Parvati, Kailasanathar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple are some of the must visit temples in Kanchipuram.
By Nirupa on Jan 06,2018
What are the local languages spoken in and around Kanchipuram??By Tilak on Jan 05,2018
Tamil is by far the most popular language spoken in Kanchipuram. English is also widely spoken and understood and convenient for travelers and tourists alike.
By Samudra on Jan 05,2018
Which is the best way to reach Kanchipuram by air??By Shyamal on Jan 04,2018
The best way is to take a flight to Chennai which is located at a distance of 65 Kms. Taxis are easily available from Chennai's Meenambakkam Airport to reach Kanchipuram.
By Kanha on Jan 04,2018
Some suggestions for 3 star hotels in Kanchipuram.By Humaithi on Jan 03,2018
You can choose from amid the likes of Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels, MWC Club by Spree and Hotel Vassi Palaze as some of the good 3 star hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Hemaraj on Jan 03,2018
Are there any 4 star hotels in Kanchipuram??By Manprasad on Jan 02,2018
Being a small temple town attracting pilgrims, there is no 4 star hotels in Kanchipuram but there are enough accommodation options including luxury hotels for tourists.
By Chanchala on Jan 02,2018
Name some cheap hotels in Kanchipuram that are easy on the pocket for budgeted traveler.By Bhooshit on Jan 01,2018
Heritage Inn, Ride Guest House, Hotel Southern Residency and Gem Inn Resort all offer good options as cheap hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Adityavardhana on Jan 01,2018
Looking for budget hotels in Kanchipuram. Any suggestions??By Saniya on Dec 31,2017
M.M. Hotel, Sree Sakthi Residency, SSK Inn and The Naagaa Residency are some of the popular budget hotels in Kanchipuram for you to consider.
By Madhuban on Dec 31,2017
I am looking for 3 star hotels in Kanchipuram near Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedam Sankara Mutt.By Agrata on Dec 30,2017
You can opt for Hotel Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels which is a popular and well known 3 star hotels in Kanchipuram near Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedam Sankara Mutt.
By Tridhaman on Dec 30,2017
I am searching for bread and breakfast hotels in Kanchipuram. Any options??By Huthayfa on Dec 29,2017
Hotel Southern Residency and Sri Hari Residency are two popular and well known choices when it comes to bread and breakfast hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Nivedya on Dec 29,2017
Can you suggest any hotels in Kanchipuram with central air conditioning??By Ganitha on Dec 28,2017
MWC Club by Spree, The Naagaa Residency and S.K. Lodge are all good options for hotels in Kanchipuram with central air conditioning.
By Shyama on Dec 28,2017
Need help and suggestions on hotels in Kanchipuram with a dedicated parking space.By Asija on Dec 27,2017
There are quite a few options when looking for hotels in Kanchipuram with parking facilities. You can choose between Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels, MWC Club by Spree, Hotel Southern Residency, A.K.G Lodging and The Naagaa Residency to name a few.
By Shaurya on Dec 27,2017
Are there any adventure hotels in Kanchipuram??By Hiranmayi on Dec 26,2017
Yes you can book from amid Hotel Southern Residency and Just Guest House when looking for adventure hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Purandar on Dec 26,2017
Suggest some best value hotels in Kanchipuram offering value for money deals.By Arshia on Dec 25,2017
Hotel Heritage Inn, Hotel Southern Residency, Gem Inn Resort and Just Guest House are all good options to avail best value hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Snigdha on Dec 25,2017
Can you suggest if there are any business hotels in Kanchipuram??By Mandith on Dec 24,2017
Yes there are many business hotels in Kanchipuram. Some of the popular ones include the likes of M.M. Hotel, Regency Kanchipuram by GRT Hotels and Gem Inn Resort.
By Siddhi on Dec 24,2017
Suggest some hotels in Kanchipuram for family??By Bharddwaj on Dec 23,2017
M.M. Hotel and TG Stays Mamallapuram are popular hotels in Kanchipuram for family offering all amenities and good stay for the entire family.
By Prithish on Dec 23,2017
Which are some of the top luxury hotels in Kanchipuram??By Elili on Dec 22,2017
You can opt for MWC Club by Spree, Just Guest House, Sri Hari Residency and Extasea the Beach Villa as some of the top luxury hotels in Kanchipuram.
By Animish on Dec 22,2017
Are there any 5 star hotels in Kanchipuram??By Armaan on Dec 21,2017
Being a small temple town attracting pilgrims, there is no 5 star hotels in Kanchipuram but there are enough accommodation options including luxury hotels for tourists.
By Mirium on Dec 21,2017