Kancheepuram Travel Guide

If people aim to explore a destination that is historical, religious, entertainment, and cultural club in one, then the Kanchipuram travel guide gives each and every detail about the popular places and things to do in Kanchipuram. This city is referred to as the Religious Capital of South India. Kanchipuram is widely well-known for its beautiful “Kanchipuram Sarees” all across the world and is also called the “Golden City of a Thousand Temples”. Kanchipuram attracts many tourists from all around the world who want to enjoy the marvel of South Indian grandeur and architectural styles or who are interested in Hinduism. 

Kanchipuram temples are particularly being a philosophical and cultural hub. During the ancient times of the Pallava and the Maurya dynasties, Kanchipuram is also called the Kanchi, Kanchipuraka, or Kanchipur but in the British Empire, it was known as Conjeevaram. The culture of this city comprises a blend of different religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Muslim, and Buddhism. It is considered as one of the 7 holiest cities in India and is a religious site for both Vaishnavites and Shaivites. But this city was ruled by the Nawabs and the Mughals of South India, thus, it has a significant Muslim influence and has two famous mosques.

Our meticulously crafted Kanchipuram tours are the perfect choice for them who wish to explore the cultural and architecatural heritage of the city. This marvelous city has numerous delightful temples that are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Murugan. Besides, it is the home to the popular Hindu monasteries such as the Upanishad Brahmai Mutt and the Kanchi Matha. Furthermore, the Kanchipuram Sarees has woven with pure mulberry silk and create exquisite designs with zari work. In addition to it, the popular temples of Kanchipuram are Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Varadaraja Temple, Chitragupta Swami Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple and so many more.

Apart from it, this city is blessed with numerous forts and several sanctuaries. The Alamparai Fort is the favorite place for the history and culture buffs. The Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is the home to the huge number of avifauna and is situated on the outskirts of the city. This Bird Sanctuary gives delightful views of the birds across the world. Kanchipuram is the most prominent weekend getaway for the people of the south, especially Chennai. Other popular places of Kanchipuram are Vandalur Zoo, Anna Memorial, Kanchi Mutt, Dutch Fort, Covelong Beach, and Kanchi Kudil, etc.

Kanchipuram trip can take you to the place where the visitors get the typical South-Indian food that is more interesting and delicious. Here, tourists can’t miss the famous South-Indian platter with its delicacies like Sweet Pongal, Sambhar, Vada, Rasam, Payasam, Dosa and many more. Other than these, do try a local favorite dish “Kovil Idlis” with dry garnishing of ginger, pepper, and cumin.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Kancheepuram

Best Time to Visit Kancheepuram

The best time to visit Kanchipuram is in the winter season from October to March when the weather remains pleasant and the city celebrates the famous festivals. Tourists can delve into the cultural and traditional heritage by taking part in the celebrations. The comfortable weather of this season makes the sightseeing enjoyable.

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How To Reach Kancheepuram

Kanchipuram is situated in Tamil Nadu and has its own railhead namely Kanchipuram Railway Station. The nearest railway station is the Chennai Railway Station and it has well-maintained roads due to which it is well connected by the nearby cities of the states. Here you can get a brief about how to reach Kanchipuram by all the modes of transport.

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