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 About Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, one of the seven sacred cities in India was the historical capital of the Pallavas. Apart from the Pallava rulers the Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, the Muslims and finally the Britishers too ruled this part of Tamilnadu. Tamil language flourished here. It also became the seat of culture and religion for many centuries. This city is the centre of the fine and purely woven silk sarees. Tourists can see umpteen number of temples in Kanchipuram. The city is replete with a number of both salivate and vaishnavaite temples. The famous vaishnavaite temple here is Lord Varadharaja Perumal temples. It is also one of the 108 holiest vaishnavaite temples. It is also one of the (five elements of nature land, water, sky, fire, wind) five scared places of the saivites referring to five elements of nature. Lord shiva is worshipped here in the form of Prithiv Lingam. Another famous shrine here 'Lord Ekambareswar' belonging to the saivite sect. The temples are a perfect example of the Dravidian architectural style. Other specialties of Kanchipuram are, this is the place where Adi Shakaracharya planted and developed his centre for religion i.e. the Kamakotipeetam and C.N. Annadurai the former chief Minister of the State, Tamilnadu.

Country India
State Tamilnadu
District Kanchipuram
Language Tanil, Hindi and English
Area 4393.37 sq kms
Population 152,984 (2001)
Elevation -
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Codes

Pincode - 631501 - 631503
Tel [ISD] [STD] - [+91] [044]
Vehicle - TN 21


Emergency No's

Police - 100
Ambulance - 102
Fire - 101

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KANCHIPURAM TOURS

Kanchipuram Temples Tour
Kanchipuram Temples Tour
Duration: 03 Nights 04 Days
Places:
Chennai (1 Night) – Kanchipuram (1 Night) – Mahabalipuram (1 Night) - Chennai
Starting point: Chennai
Starting point: Chennai
Kanchipuram Mahabalipuram Tour
Kanchipuram Mahabalipuram Tour
Duration: 05 Nights 06 Days
Places:
Chennai (1 Night) - Mahabalipuram (1 Night) - Kanchipuram (1 Night) – Pondicherry (1 Night) – Chennai
Starting point: Chennai
Starting point: Chennai