The golden city of Kanchipuram Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the seven sacred places of India. Kalidasa had extolled this holy centre as Navagreshu Kanchi. It is sacred for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. This City Of Thousand Temples consists mainly of two divisions-Siva and Vishnu Kanchi. Sri Ekambareswarar Temple is worshipped in the form of Prithvi Lingam (Earth). Hence Kanchipuram temples is considered as one of the Pancha Bhutha Sthalas. Kailasanatha temple which was built by Pallava king Rajasimha, is known for beautiful sculptures.
Varadaraja Perumal temple situated on top of Hastigiri Hill, is the centre of attraction in Vishnu Kanchi. The Vijayanagar Kings constructed the temple, whose grand gopurams are architectural marvels. The sculptures in the Hall of Hundred Pillars arrest one's attention. Other important Vishnu temples include those of Vaikunta Perumal, Ulagalanda Perumal, Ashtabhujam Perumal, Yathoktakari and Vilakkoli Perumal. Thousands of devotees converge on Ekambareswarar temple town during Kanchipuram temples and Brahmotsavam,Garudotsavam and car festival.