Private Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai
Visit the City of One Thousand Temples, one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centers for the Hindus, It has rich history and it's one of the oldest cities in India. The architecture of Kanchipuram temples were trend setting with great sculpture work and unique style and became a benchmark for South Indian architecture. Aside from the temples, it is also known as the "Silk City" for its breathtaking, hand-woven sarees.
per adult from
8 to 10 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- Fuel surcharge
- Bottled water
- Toll & Parking Charges
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
- Entry/Admission - Kanchi Kudhil
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Ekambareswarar Temple, Ekambaranathar Sannidhi Street, Kanchipuram 631502 India
Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the Panchabootha Sthalam [five elements of Nature] representing Prithivi [Earth]. Ekam = one, Amaram: Mango tree means Singe Mango Tree. The Single Mango Tree in the outer court is revered as most sacred and it is believed, if worshipped by childless couple, will be blessed with a child. Hence Lord Siva is called as Ekambareswarar. It has almost 60 m tall Tower that is visible even from the highway while entering the city. Legend says : Goddess Parvathi lost her sight while playing a prank on the Lord Siva. Realising the mistake, Parvati undertook the penance to get relieved from the sin. Reaching a height of 57 metres, the temple’s Raja Gopuram (the entrance tower to the temple) is one of the tallest in south India and was built by the Vijayanagar king Krishnadevaraya. One notable feature of the temple is the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, or the “hallway with a thousand pillars” which was built by the Vijayanagar kings. The temple’s inner walls are decorated with an array of 1008 Siva lingams. Timings: 6.00a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Kamakshi Amman Temple, 24 A Sanathi Street Tirukalvanoor, Kanchipuram 631502 India
It is a 12th Century temple in the heart of the town. “Ka” means Goddess Saraswati (God of Education), “Ma” means Goddess Lakshmi (God of Wealth), “Akshi” means Eye. The name in full refers Kamakshi with Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi as her both eyes. It is an important Sakthi Sthalam called as the “Nabisthana Ottiyana Peetam”. 10 day Brahmotsavam and Navrathri and also Full moon Day Puja celebrations are the important festivals of Kamakshi Amman Temple.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Kailasanatha Temple, Kanchipuram India
Kailasanathar means the Lord of Mt.Kailash dedicated to Lord Siva. Pallava King Rajasimha started the work and Mahendravarman III completed it in the 8th century. It is made up of a Typical Pallava style of a Pyramidal Tower, pillared halls and a vestibule more than 50 small shrines are enshrined in this temple complex. It is believed, by visiting this temple, devotees get rid of the ill effects of Planet Ketu. The Shiva lingam in this temple is 10 feet high. Famous for its magnificient Vimana, the gopuram over the sanctum sanctorum. It speaks volumes of architectural beauty that flourished in the reign of Pallava king. The foundation of the temple is laid on granite tones while the superstructure is carved out of sandstone. Currently the temple is well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Kanchi Kudhil, 53a Sangeetha Vidwan Nainar Pillai Street, Kanchipuram India
A century-old house that has now been turned into a heritage museum, Kanchi Kudil is where tourists get to know about the kind of life that people in the town of Kanchipuram lived back in the day. One also gets information about the cultural heritage of Kanchipuram, the cuisine served here and even the furniture used. You get to step back in history, and travel back to a simpler yet infinitely beautiful time when art and culture reigned supreme.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Vishnu Kanchi, Kanchipuram 631501 India
Sri Deveraja Swamy Temple, popularly known as Sri Varadarajar Temple is situated at the eastern corner of Kancheepuram. A 23 acre temple complex, with 19 vimanams and around 400 pillared halls is dedicated to Varadarjaperumal or Varadaraja Swamy. One of the 108 Divya Desams, all the 12 Alwars have visited and have sung hymns in praise of the lord. This palatial temple was constructed at various stages centuries ago by various kings. The hundred pillared Mandapam was built by the Vijayanagar kings. This has become a centre of attraction to the foreign tourists with exquisite carvings and delicate works of art. The Tiruppanies done by Alam Kheer Basha of Delhi during 1645 was inscribed on the walls of the temple. Timings – Morning: 6.00a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Evening: 3.30p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
Visit a silk loom and watch the amazing art of weaving silk from colourful string.
Synonymous with style, sophistication and grace, Kanjeevaram sarees have been an integral part of the wardrobe of South Indian women for centuries. Mostly worn during weddings and festivals, they not only look rich and beautiful but also hold traditional importance. The distinct feature of these sarees is the excessive use of real gold zari threads. Its lustre and luxurious drape make it a premium choice among shoppers. The sarees are crafted with superior-quality silk, and most of them are woven with heavy-plied Mulberry silk yarn, to increase their weight and ensure durability. This also adds to the saree’s shine and life, making it a family heirloom in most South Indian homes. The use of heavy silk ensures that the saree drapes better, making the wearer look graceful. To increase the fabric’s thickness, sometimes the yarn is dipped in rice starch and sun-dried
Duration: 20 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time).
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.