Popularly known as Land of thousand Temples, Kanchipuram is famous Hindu
pilgrimage and is one of the seven most sacred place in India. There are
around 200 temples inhabiting the centuary old dieties. It is also famous as
Religious capital of South India due to extend of spiritualism followed in
Kanchipuram Travel derived its name from Ka(Brahma), anchi(worshipped), Puram
(place). It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped lord shiva here.
Kanchipuram is also famous for its handloom especially Silk. Tourists from
all over the world throng in to buy the famous Kanchipuram Silk Sarees.
» Kailashnathar Temple :
This temple was built by Pallava king
Rajasimha Pallava and was later completed by his son during the period from
685 A.D to 705 A.D. Mostly constructed in Limestone, the temple is famous
for its unique architecture. The temple now is maintained by Department of
Archeology, Government of India.
» Ekambareshwar Temple :
Ekambareswara temple is one of the
largest temple in Kanchipuram and is devoted to Lord Shiva.The temple is 11
stiry structure and is adorned by beautiful sculptures. The shiva linga here
is differently shaped and depicts the earth form of the heavenly nature.
» Kumara Kottam :
Located in Kanchipuram, the temple is India's
seven "Moksha Puris" or sacred cities where salvation may be
obtained. The temple comprises of two prakarams and a complete pantheon of
parivara devatas enshrined in their respective shrines. The Kartikai
asterism each month attracts large crowds.
Kanchipuram is easily accessible from air, rail and road.
» By Air :
The nearest airport is at Chennai 75 Km.
» By Rail :
Trains to Kanchipuram is available from Chennai,
Bangalore, Chengalpattu. Trains from Kanchipuram are available to all the
» By Road :
The road network is well connected to all the major
Other Cities of Tamil Nadu Golden Triangle