History of kanchipuram
Ancient Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples, is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus. There now remain about 126 temples in Kanchi and a few more in its outskirts. The city was the capital of the Early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century BC and a Pallava capital between the 6th and 8th centuries.
Given its illustrious past, it is not surprising that Kanchi was a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Today, apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled more than 400 years ago and have given it an enviable reputation as the producer of the best silk sarees in the country. Woven from pure mulberry silk, the sarees in dazzling colours are embellished with fine gold thread (zari) and are available in every imaginable design and variety, which can make the job of selection quite challenging.
Location : Located in Tamilnadu ,70 kms from Chennai.
Area : 11.6 sq. kms.
Population : Approx. 1.5 Lakh
Tourist Spot »
From Kanchipuram Town(Bus Stand) - All the below are located between 5 to 30 kms
- Located Near to Chennai -70 kms
- Kanchipuram Temple
- Fairs & Festivals
- Kailashanatha Temple
- Varadaraja Swami Temple
- Ekambareshwara Temple
How to reach Kanchipuram ?
: Roadway :
Kanchipuram is 75 kms away from Chennai and is well connected by a good network of roads.
: Railway :
Trains for Kanchipuram are available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore.
: Airway :
Chennai (75 kms) is the nearest airport from Kanchipuram. One can take flights for most of the important Indian cities and for abroad from Chennai.