Kanchipuram "The land of thousand temples" was the erstwhile capital of Pallava rulers. It is famous all over the world for its finest silk saris and visitors usually buy some silk clothing whenever they visit the city. The town is considered among the most sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindus. Its magnificent temples bear an eloquent testimony to its glorious Dravidian heritage. Only 126 temples are now left in and around Kancheepuram which once boasted of a thousand temples. Most of the Kanchipuram temples in the city were built during the reign of Cholas and Pallavas between 2nd and 8th century. Adi Sankaracharya established his first episcopal seat (Kamakotipeetam) here.
Our 3 days long tour itinerary is detailed here for your quick reference.
You will be warmly welcome by the representatives of Tamil Nadu Tourism on your arrival at the nearest Chennai airport. From here, you will be escorted to a comforting hotel accommodation of your choice in Kancheepuram in our air-conditioned cars. You will be allowed to have your own time in the hotel. Freshen up and relax. Take a casual stroll in the nearby markets in late evening and enjoy your dinner.
After breakfast, we will pay a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple during your Kanchipuram tour, which is one of the three holiest places in India for Shakti (motherly power) worship. The imposing Kamakshi Temple was built by Chola kings during 14th century. Thereafter, we will visit the nearby Sri Kailasanathar Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by 58 smaller shrines. Post lunch, we will go to see the the seventh century Vaikuntha Perumal Temple which has several inscriptions that describe the wars between the Pallava and Chalukya rulers. The nearby Ekambareswarar Temple has a 57 m high Rajagopuram which is one of the tallest towers of South India. These Kanchipuram temples are so famous in the world.
We will start our tour with a visit to Kishkinta theme park which has many amusement facilities like water rides, twisters etc. The 9th century Jain Temples are located in Tirupparuthikkundram town which are holy for Jain pilgrims. After lunch, we will pay a visit to Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalore, 5 km from Kancheepuram. The park has a rich collection of animals, birds and plant species and it's best Kanchipuram tourist places for visitor. Finally we will go to Madurantakam town which is famous of its 1300 years old temple, known as Aeri Katha Ramar Koil. Return back to your hotel room at late night for dinner. Take early morning flight back to your city.