Package Overview – Take a divine tour through the sanctified Temples of South India in the popular area of Kanchipuram. On this package, you can visit the Temples of Kanchipuram with Architectural richness and diversity on the other side divinity. This tour covers all famous temples in holy place to make you truly satisfied and as a devotee. You will love to explore this region. Spreading over the area of about 11.6 square kilometers by the bank of Vegavathi river, the city Kanchipuram welcomes its tourists with widens arms. Bearing a rich history and religious excellence, Kanchi, as it is lovingly called, allures numerous visitors from far and wide. Kanchi is bejeweled with marvelous architectural works as exhibited in diverse Hindu and Jain temples, mosques and monuments. Kanchipuram attracts travelers with not so religious bend of mind equally as it intrigues pilgrims. Temples, fort and monuments, museum, bird sanctuary, amusement park, famous cotton and silk saree shopping destinations, villages sporting rich culture, this city has many things to offer.
Cost of Tour Package – The cost of tour package to Kanchipuram from Mumbai and Delhi takes 42,000 INR for the Deluxe Package and for First-Class Package it charges 31,000 INR. In case, you have a bigger group to go on a trip to South India, you may contact the tour operator and clarify the details.
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Accommodation in mentioned hotels in the package (Old Sandhya Hotel, Hotel Vrindya, Next Gen Hotel)
Daily breakfast in all the hotels
Pickup and drop from airport / railway station
Sightseeing as per the package
All transportation in AC Indica car with English / Hindi speaking driver cum guide
Children up to 5 yrs. are complimentary but children above 6 yrs. and adults 25% extra with extra bed.
Fuel, toll, parking fee and driver allowance
Air / train fare, Food (except in includes), Laundry, Portages, Liquor, Tips
Entry fee at places, monuments, sightseeing
Anything not included in the Cost Includes section
You are most welcome at Kanchipuram, the most spiritual tour package to experience a sanctum sanctorum. 4 days 5 nights’ package tour takes you on a long journey across the temple town of Kanchipuram. Religiously speaking, Kanchi could simply be compared with a curator who is loaded with masterpieces from varied timeframe. This place is known as point of sanctification. Beside Hindu temples, you would be amazed to see the religious amalgamation of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity. Being ruled by several dynasties like Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Carnatics and Britishers, the city showcases many religious artworks. Tourists will also get ample of time to savor numerous local foods at the stalls and restaurants. Food lover also get the option to try many seafood at popular local restaurants.
Kailashnatha Temple will surely grab your attention with its classic architecture. It carries a high historical value since it is built in 81st century AD by Pallavas, along with an awe inspiring structure consisting of curved pillars with beautiful sculptures, the main Shiv Lingam ringed by other shrines, well maintained lawn, quiet atmosphere and demonstrations given by representatives of Archaeological Survey of India.
Ekambareshvara Temple-Another popular Hindu temple is Ekambareshvara Temple. It is spread over 20 acres of land and one of the tallest temples in Southern India with 58.5 metre height. Though the original temple was contracted by Pallva kings, it had been reworked by successive kings of Cholas and Vijayanagar Empire. This temple carries an interesting history. It is believed to be constructed on the same place where Lord Shiva forgave Goddess Parvati, his wife after she obeyed Shiva's penalty for playing prank on him out of amusement.
Kamalakshi Amman Temple- Tagged as 'Parabrahmaroopini', Kamalakshi Amman Temple is a 'shaktisthalam' of Kanchi. Made by Chola dynasty kings during 12th century AD, this temple offers prayers to Rudra, Vishnu, Brahma, Sadashiva and Eswara. Temple's entrance gateway, courtyard surrounded by pillars and water tank will hold your interest. Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Vaikuntha Perumal Temple, Ashtabhuja Perumal Temple are some of the other notable temples in Kanchipuram.
Kanchi Matt As mentioned earlier, Kanchi is an abode for other religions too. Around 5 km away from Kanchipuram, at Enathur, Adi Shankaracharya had built Kanchi Matt during 788 - 820 AD. This Matt has been given a status of Deemed University. You can visit Jain Temple displaying beautiful paintings in the inner walls and roof of the temple. An excellent example of religious co existence is the mosque near Ekambareshwarar Temple which was made by the Nawab of Arcot, back 450 years. Another mosque is situated near Vaikuntha Perumal Temple. Similarly during British ruling period, in the year 1921, McLean build a Church depicting Scottish architecture.
The Dutch Fort portrays the reminiscence of the Dutch colony in India. This is popularly known as Sadras Dutch Fort. Though the original port is largely destroyed by wars and natural decaying, it is worth paying a short visit. Mammalappuram is also situated only 65 kilometres away from Kanchi. During the ruling period of Pallavas, it served as a prime port. Today though the port is not intact with the passage of time still you will be enchanted to see the Dravidian architecture. The Mahishasuramardini Cave, Five Rathas (Classic example of monolithic caves), Arjuna's Penance, Krishna's Butter Ball, The Shore Temple, Krishna Mandapam are some of the residues which will still allure you.
Apart from historic places denoting the glory from the past, kanchipuram district has many more things to see up her sleeves. Tamil Nadu government played a crucial role in giving the district's tourism a boost. The backwater lake in Muttukkadu is perfectly used for boating and water sports. Motor biking, surfing, speed biking are popular sports here. The backwater comes from Bay of Bengal. Cove long beach is also a great place for wind surfing adventure.
If you want to get acquainted with the lifestyle of older days, then Kanchi Kudil is just right corner. The then architectural pattern has been reflected with the rooms, their interiors, pooja ghar - the room for worship, the long courtyard. Craft exhibitions are also conducted here during peak tourist season. You may pay a visit to Anna memorial, the residence of popular former minister Late Arignar Annadurai.
This place has been transformed as a memorial displaying the statue, photos and articles he used. Government Museum is a storehouse of various ancient objects. Shakuntala Jagannathan Museum of Folk Art is another museum located inside the old heritage house called 'Brahma Mandiram'. You will find a wide collection of traditional musical instruments, brass objects, statues, wall paintings, numerous old vessels etc.
A brilliant effort taken by Tamil Nadu forest department and locales is the Vedanta gal Bird Sanctuary. Approximately thirty thousand birds could be seen during migrating season between October and January. This sanctuary becomes the house for thousands of pelicons, spoonbills, Asian open bills, grey and purple herons, egrets and many more species. During heavy monsoon days most trees are submerged partly. Watch towers are made for better vicinity. Though this is the smallest sanctuary you must pay a visit to see the wide spectrum of birds. If time permits you can watch over the actions of shrewd reptiles in The Crocodile Bank. It shows a real diversity.
Kanchipuram is a place well known for its silk sarees. People here are mainly weavers. The city has a blooming handloom industry. The world famous Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are made with best quality Mulberry Silk threads. The brightness and sheen of the silk sarees are unmatched. A huge variety of colours and designs, beautiful Zaria work (gold polished threads) and the durability makes the sarees must have for a lady's wardrobe. You should not miss the opportunity to pick some for yourself or to gift. But check on the silk mark!
Duration – No tour on that day
Arrival – 11 AM – 12 PM
Morning - We reach Channai Airport and the tour operators will receive you to take you to the airport
Afternoon- You check inside the hotel
Evening – It is entirely yours or you can take a small trip to over the city.
Food - Normal cuisines and South Indian Thalis
Morning – We set out for the visit to Kanchi Matt .
Afternoon and Evening - Visit Kanchi Kudil is just right corner. The then architectural pattern has been reflected with the rooms, their interiors, pooja ghar - the room for worship, the long courtyard. Craft exhibitions are also conducted here during peak tourist season. You may pay a visit to Anna memorial, the residence of popular former minister Late Arignar Annadurai.
Food – South Indian cuisines and delicacies in the breakfast and you can have your lunch in any popular restaurant.
Morning – After an early breakfast, we drive to Kamalakshi Amman Temple is a 'shaktisthalam' of Kanchi in the air-conditioned comfort of your coach.
Afternoon & Evening-Visited the backwater lake in Muttukkadu which is perfectly used for boating and water sports. Motor biking, surfing, speed biking are popular sports here. The backwater comes from Bay of Bengal. Cove long beach is also a great place for wind surfing adventure.
Food – Have South Indian cuisines at or near the shore in the snacks.
Morning – After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed for temple tour.
Another popular Hindu temple is Ekambareshvara Temple. It is spread over 20 acres of land and one of the tallest temples in Southern India with 58.5 metre height.
Evening – Check-in at the hotel
Food – Enjoy South Indian food at temple.
You can pay visit to South India and their popular tourist destination during the months of December to February when the climate is at its most pleasant. If you like to pay visit in between May to October in Kerala and on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, it is better to carry an umbrella and be prepared for shower at any time.
Kanchi is a well connected city. The nearest junction is Chennai. You may board a bus or hire a cab. The 75 kilometre distance could be covered within one and a half hours time. You can simply follow National Highway 4. Several express trains are also available throughout the day.
Old Sandhya Hotel – It ranks 2 out of 171 hotels in Kanchi. It is a 5 star hotel and rooms available at 9865 INR during the Peak Seasons and 7750 INR during Off Seasons.
Vindhya Palace – A 4 star hotel that ranks 41 out of 171 hotels and takes accommodation at a budget rate of 2348 INR at Peak Season and 1440 INR at Off Season.
Old Harbour Hotel - A 3 star hotel that ranks 42 out of 171 hotels and takes accommodation at a rate or 4568 INR at Peak Season and 2348 INR at Off Season.
Royal Hotel - 3 star hotel and rank 45 at 171 hotels and accommodation available at 3625 INR at Peak Season and 1440 INR at Off Season.
Events at South India As Kanchi is spotted with temples, sever
North Indian Restaurants at Kanchipuram Sree Mohan BHojanalaya
Shopping at Kanchipuram You can take a walk around in the local
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