Synonymous with spirituality, serenity and silk, the temple town of Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is dotted with ancient temples that are architectural marvels and a visual treat for the eyes. Situated on the banks of River Vegavathi, this historical city once had a 1,000 temples, of which only 126 (108 Shaiva and 18 Vaishnava) now remain. Its rich legacy has been the endowment of the Pallava dynasty, which made the region its capital between the 6th and 7th centuries, and lavished upon it architectural gems that are a fine example of Dravidian styles. While the temple trail makes for an entrancing experience, the renowned Kanjeevaram sarees crafted in the city are truly awe-inspiring. Premium sarees made with superior-quality silk, these are known for their lustre, weight and gold zari work that make the wearer look graceful.

Kanchipuram was also an important centre for Buddhism, and home to monks such as Bhikshu Bodhidharma, Sri Sankaracharya and Sirutho. The town is also considered an important centre for learning and houses several colleges associated with the University of Madras in Chennai.

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Kanjeevaram Sarees

Kanjeevaram Sarees

Synonymous with style, sophistication and grace, Kanjeevaram sarees...

Mayilattam

Mayilattam

Among the most popular traditional dance forms of South India, the...

Kavadi Attam

Kavadi Attam

Performed in reverence of the Hindu god of war, Lord Murugan, Kavadi...

Classical Carnatic Music

Classical Carnatic Music

Carnatic music is said to be divine and gives the listener a uniquely...

Uthiramerur

Uthiramerur

The main attraction in the quaint town of Uthiramerur is Vaikunta...

Ekambareswarar Temple

Ekambareswarar Temple

An architectural marvel, the Ekambareswarar Temple is spread over a...

Mamandur

Mamandur

Around 15 km from Kanchipuram stands the rock-cut cave temple of...

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Around 30,000 birds migrate to the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary every...

Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanathar Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the lord of Mt Kailash, the Kailasanathar...

Sri Vaikunta Perumal Temple

Sri Vaikunta Perumal Temple

Located in the quaint village of Uthiramerur, and built in the 8th...

Sri Kamakshi Temple

Sri Kamakshi Temple

The name Kamakshi refers to Goddess Saraswati (goddess of education)...

Kanchipuram Monastery

Kanchipuram Monastery

Kanchipuram Monastery is the largest centre for Buddhism in...

Kanchi Kudil

Kanchi Kudil

A century-old house that has now been turned into a heritage museum,...

Sriperumbudur

Sriperumbudur

Famous for the Ramanuja Swamy Temple, which is also known as the...

Thiruvalangadu

Thiruvalangadu

The main temple here is known as Vadaranyeshwar, dedicated to Lord...

Sri Vardaraja Perumal Temple

Sri Vardaraja Perumal Temple

Built by the rulers of Vijayanagar, the Varadharaja Perumal Temple is...

Vellore

Vellore

Situated around 70 km from Kanchipuram, Vellore is located on the...

Thiruporur

Thiruporur

Dating back to the period of the Pallava rulers, the ancient temple...

Tiruthani

Tiruthani

Dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya (Muruga), the temple at Thiruthani is...

mamallapuram

mamallapuram

Sitting along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, the seaport...

Chennai

Chennai

Ancient temples, vibrant arts, natural wonders and a bustling...

Puducherry

Puducherry

Puducherry (the official name was changed from Pondicherry in 2006)...

tiruvannamalai

tiruvannamalai

Among the holiest towns of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvannamalai is a popular...