Kanchipuram Tourist Guide - India's Only City of Thousand Temples & Most Beautiful Sarees in world

Kanchipuram Tourist Guide - India's Only City of Thousand Temples & Most Beautiful Sarees in world - Destination Overview
  • Location: Tamilnadu,India -
  • Nearest Airport: Chennai
  • Nearest Train Station: Chennai
  • How to reach: Kanchipuram can be reached easily from Chennai, which is only 60kms away.
  • Season to Visit: Best Seasons to Visit Kanchipuram are winter season, Autumn Season when temperatures are moderate.

Kanchipuram Tourist Guide-  Visit India's Only city of 1000

Temples and Most beautiful sarees in the world

Kanchipuram Tourist guide: 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.


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What is unique in Kanchipuram and why?

Kanchipuram is known as the 'Land of Thousand Temples' and important Hindu pilgrimage site in Tamil Nadu. The architecture of the Kanchipuram temples shows the south Indian style which is blend of Pallava and Vijayanagara style of architecture. On the other hand Kanchipuram Sarees are one of the popular silk sarees and these sarees are woven by hand in South India. Silk weaving industry is one of the important occupations here.

History of kanchipuram

 According to the history of Kanchipuram the Cholas ruled this town from 10th century to 13th century after the fall of Pallavas. Kanchi came under the control of Vijayanagara kingdom from 14th century to 17th century and controlled by British from the end of 18th century.

 From the 3rd to the 9th century CE, Kanchi was the capital of the Pallavas who ruled over the territory extending from the river Krishna in Andhra Pradesh to the river Kaveri in the south.  This city served as the capital of Pallava Dynasty, and most of the known temples were built during their reign. The Pallavas fortified the city with moats, ramparts, etc. with well and  wide laid out roads and fine temples. They were a great maritime power with contacts with far-off China, Siam, Fiji, etc., through their chief Port Mamallapuram, the modern Mahabalipuram.

Why you must visit kanchipuram

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. 

Best Time to Visit South India

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.

How to reach Kanchipuram

 According to the Kanchipuram city map, Kanchipuram is well connected by train and bus from major cities in South. There are frequent buses to Kanchipuram from Chennai, Vellore, Tirupati, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy etc. Kanchipuram is a Getaway of Ex-Chennai / Ex-Bangalore / Ex-Trichy / Ex-Mysore / Ex-Madurai / Ex-Coimbatore / Ex-Trichur

By road:  Kanchipuram is well connected by Day bus with Bangalore and Overnight Bus with Bangalore, Cochin (Ernakulam)

By train:  Kanchipuram is well connected by Day train with Chennai and Overnight train with Mumbai and Pune

 By air:  Nearest Airport - Chennai (62 kms), Tirupati (107 kms) and Bangalore (268 kms)

Kanchipuram to Chennai train 

Following is the list of all the trains running between CHENNAI BEACH (MSB) to KANCHIPURAM (CJ) Railway Stations (Distance - 95 km)

Run Days - Mon /Tue /Wed /Thu/ Fri /Sat

Train No and Name

  • (40707), MSB TMLP EMU LOCAL

  • (40709) MSB TMLP EMU LOCAL 

  • (40711) MSB TMLP EMU LOCAL

  • (40801) MSB CJ EMU LOCAL

  • (40803) MSB CJ EMU LOCAL

Chennai beach to Kanchipuram  

  • The distance From Chennai Beach Railway Station to Kanchipuram is 2 h 33 min (77.0 km) via Vellore – Chennai by Road

  • Distance between Chennai Beach Railway Station and Kanchipuram Bus Stand is 76 kms or 47.2 miles or 41 nautical miles

  • Several the trains running between chennai beach (MSB) to kanchipuram (CJ) Railway Stations runs Monday to Saturday. The Distance between chennai to kanchipuram is 95 km by train

Nearest places to visit of Kanchipuram

Chennai, (75 km from Kanchipuram):  this is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a State of the Indian Sub continent. Chennai or Madras is famous for their peaceful beaches, churches and museums.

Vellore, (72 km from Kanchipuram): this is famous for its golden temple of sripuram, vallor fort, zoological parks museums and old temples.

Mahabalipuram, (67 km from Kanchipuram):  Mamallapuram is also known as Mahabalipuram, and it is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is an ancient historic town with their gorgeous landmark.