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A city of great traditions, flaunting its alluring old-age charm; at the same time surprising visitors with enchanting locations to spend their vacations. Kancheepuram combines its glorious past with its effervescent spirit to give you unique experiences of a lifetime.

More than 70% of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in Tamil Nadu are in Kancheepuram district. They are at Erumaiyur, Nandampakkam, Sirukalathur, Sikarayapuram, Ayyancheri, Kilambakkam and Nanmangalam. 

Kancheepuram district is situated in the North-Eastern part of Tamil Nadu. It is bounded by Chengalpattu district in the East, Chennai district in the northeast, Ranipet and Tiruvannamalai districts in the west and Thiruvallur district in the north. 

One of India’s seven scared cities, Kanchipuram was the capital of Pallavas. It later became the citadel of the Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, the Muslims and the British. We can see a multitude of magnificent temples of unique architectural beauty bearing a rich testimony to its glorious Dravidian heritage.  Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambaranantha Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple and Kailasananthar Temple are some of the noted ones. 

The region is a well-known centre of the finest silk sarees made in the country. The silk sarees are woven manually and this industry is a livelihood for more than 5,000 families. From the 16th century, silk weavers here have used high-quality mulberry silk from neighbouring Karnataka state. Pure gold thread is woven in beautiful colours and patterns on their handlooms. 

The region was a centre of learning, culture and philosophy. Sankaracharya and the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma lived and worked here.

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Kancheepuram

A city of great traditions, flaunting its alluring old-age charm; at the same time surprising visitors with enchanting locations to spend their vacations. Kancheepuram combines its glorious past with its effervescent spirit to give you unique experiences of a lifetime.

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Sri Ekambareswarar Temple

Sculptures, inscriptions, corridors, pillars – here is where all of them combine to tell a compelling and divine tale. It’s splendour at its grandest best and an ambiance filled with sanctity that will bring you closer to a superior force.

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Kailasanathar Temple

It’s more than a temple. It’s much more than a monument. It’s a living testimony to the grandeur of historic architecture that tells many tales from the past. The Kailasanathar Temple, with its rich inscriptions and carvings will carve a place in our hearts.

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Sri Ulagalandha Perumal Temple

The towering entrance is rich in amazing sculptural works, the corridors are charming with a symphony of holy hymns and the sanctum sanctorum has an inexplicable glow to it that will keep you standing still. Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is a sight to behold.

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Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple

It’s splendorous, it’s elegant and it’s sacred – all at the same time. Here is where you find inner peace and a sublime connection to an ethereal bliss. There is something so divine about Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple that can only be experienced in person.

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