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Welcome to Silk City

Kanchipuram is situated on the north-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu and itís about 70 kms from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The nearest Airport is Chennai International Airport, 2 hrs drive away. Kanchipuram is well connected by a network of roads to Chennai, Bangalore and other places. Kanchipuram is connected by train from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore.
Kanchipuram is also known as the religious capital of south India. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is most famous for a large number of temples, exquisitely hand-woven silk fabrics and silk sarees. Kanchipuram silk sarees are exotic pieces of art, woven from pure mulberry silk. Available in a variety of designs, these sarees have vibrant colors and are decorated with fine gold thread.
Kanchipuram Summer
Summer = 21.1į C to 36.6į C
Winter = 19.8į C to 28.7įC
Rainfall = 87 cms. (35") Average
Best Time to Visit Kanchipuram
Best Time to Visit Kanchipuram
Any time in the year, but during first three months of the year city have a much cool pleasant climate which might suits more to foreign tourists.
Kanchipuram Spoken Languages
Kanchipuram Spoken Languages
Tamil- Telugu- English [A bit of Hindi is spoken by people of tourism industry]
Kanchipuram Summer
Summer = March Ė May
Kanchipuram Winter
Winter = November - February
Kanchipuram Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport = Chennai Ė 75 km
Kanchipuram Nearest Railway Station
Nearest Railway Station = Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram Bus Station
Bus Station = Kanchipuram

 

About Kanchipuram

About Kanchipuram gets you all the details about Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is famous for temples and silk sarees. We are here to help you in knowing the information on temples, silk sarees, Tourist spot, Hotels, Marriage halls, etc. Here we guide you through all about the Silk city, Kanchipuram. From very basic information for the tourist like best hotels in Kanchiuram, best Silk sarees shop in kanchipuram, the spots or temples to be visited are available here. 'About Kanchipuram' also have many articles on the most happenings in the city. To experience the city virtually start roaming in our website. All the links in the sidebar will guide you. Wish you happy visit in our site!!!
 

Hotels in Kanchipuram

As Kanchipuram is a tourist Spot, Hotels in Kanchipuram have enough facilities that is competent enough to any hotel in any tourist spot. Let it be 3 star hotels in kanchipuram or normal hotels in kanchipuram, all have amazing hospitality.

History of Kanchipuram

The term "nagareshu Kanchi" attributed the famous Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa, means that Kanchipuram was the best amongst the cities of India.Kanchipuram is one of the oldest cities in South India. It was during the reign of Pallavas, Kanchipuram attained limelight. The kings of Kanchi were great scholars. As regards learning, Kanchipuram stood second in glory only to Banaras. The history of Kanchi can be traced back to several centuries.

The tower at a Kanchipuram temple 

Naga-worship is next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas. Kanchipuram was a major seat of Tamil and Telugu learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. 

Educational Institutions 

Kanchipuram in history was also been known as the ghatikasthanam or place of learning. Kanchipuram Sri krishna college of Arts and Science: This is also a one of the best college in Tamil Nadu. 

Bodhidharma and martial arts 

Bodhidharma went to China from Kanchipuram to spread Buddhism.He preached Buddhist ideologies. At that time he trained the local people in the art of Varmakkalai.The art underwent many changes and came to be known as Shaolin kung fu or boxing. 

Kanchipuram Silk Sarees 

In 1997, research indicated that the number of child laborers in the silk-weaving industry in the district of Kanchipuram exceeded 40,000. Working collaboratively, RIDE helped reduce the number of child laborers to less than 4,000 by 2007. In 2008, noted director, Priyadarshan, made Tamil film, Kanchivaram, about silk weavers' of the town, during in the post-independence period, it won the Best Film Award at the annual National Film Award. 

The Kanchipuram Mutt 

Kanchipuram is also the seat of the Kanchi mutt, a religious institution that became influential and famous under the leadership of Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati. This mutt says that Adi Shankara settled in Kanchipuram after establishing four Āmnāya maţhas in the four corners of India. 

Jain Kanchi Mutt 

Kanchipuram was a major Jain center. Hiuen Tsang was in Kanchipuram reported that he saw numerous Nirgranthas (Jain monks) at this place. Tirupantikundram village near Kanchipuram was a Jain center with the seat of a Bhattaraka. 

List of Temples 

Kanchipuram is a major temple city of Tamil Nadu. Vishwakarma Brahmin Sthapathis have shown their excellent architecture cognizance in planning the architecture and sculpting the numerous temples at Kanchipuram. The list gives the consolidated list of temples in and around Kanchipuram. 

List of Vaishnava Temples 

Varadharaja Perumal Temple Ashtabujakaram - Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple Tiruvekkaa - Sri Yathothkari Temple Tiruththanka - Sri Deepa prakasa Perumal Temple Tiruvelukkai - Sri Azhagiya Singar Temple Neervalur - Sri Veetrirunda Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple Tirukalvanoor - Sri Adi Varaha Swami Temple Tiruoorakam - Sri Ulaganatha Swami Temple Tiruneeragam - Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple Tirukaaragam - Sri Karunagara Perumal Temple Tirukaarvaanam - Sri Tirukaarvarnar Temple Tiruparamechura Vinnagaram - Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple Tirupavalavannam - Sri Pavala Vanar Temple Tirupaadagam - Sri Pandava Thoodar Temple Tirunilaaththingalthundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple Tirupputkuzhi - Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple Parithiyur-Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal - Kooran [about 8 to 9 km from Kanchipuram] 

List of Saiva Temples 

Kailasnatha Temple Ekambareswarar Temple Kachi Metrali Onakanthan Tali Kachi Anekatangapadam Kachi Nerikkaaraikkadu Kuranganilmuttam Tiru Maakaral Tiruvothur Panankattur Sangupani Vinayakar Temple Vazhakarutheeswarar Temple Thirumetrali Temple Satyanadeeswara Temple Adhi Kamakshi Temple Kanaka Durga Temple, Koneri Kuppam Thiruparruthikundram - Jaina Temple Politics Kanchipuram is a separate assembly constituency. 

Other Info 

In 2001, Kanchipuram had a population of 152,984. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kanchipuram has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Kanchipuram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kanchipuram temples, were built in 1811.

 

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