Explore Kanchipuram, The City Of Temples And Silks

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Kanchipuram is a holy town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is in the south Kanchipuram is a holy town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is in the south. 

From December to March, when the temperatures are mild and the winds are calm, is the best time to visit.

The Best Time to Travel

The summer months are hot and boring, with only the occasional April shower and some iced apples, mangoes, and watermelons to liven things up.

Summer (March-May)

Monsoon rain comes to Kanchipuram from the southwest and the northeast. Storms and cyclones can make it hard to travel along the coast.

Monsoon (June-September)

After the northeast monsoon ends in December, the weather becomes nice and remains so until March.

Winter (October-February)

Some migratory birds that stop at the Karikili Bird Sanctuary are ducks, night herons, garganey teals, stilts, moorhens, pelicans, Ibis, and egrets.

Visit the Karikili Bird Sanctuary

Children from the villages around Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam are chosen to go there. The Gurukulam is located about 7 kilometres away from Kanchipuram.

Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam

The Boodhaganas of Shiva built the Adikesava Perumal Temple as a gift of thanks to Vishnu for saving them from a curse.

Aadikesava Perumal Temple

The Arignyar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, was India's first public zoo (1855).

Vandalur Zoo

Guru Sri Chandrasekhara Mahaswamigal's Mani Mandapam is an impressive granite building that combines Chola, Pallava, and Nayaka styles.

Visit Satabdhi Manimandapam

Both roads and trains make it easy to get to Kanchipuram. Driving to Kanchipuram is the most direct way to get there from Chennai.

How to Reach Kanchipuram

There are also some cheap guest houses and hostels for travellers in Kanchipuram. Most hotels now make it easy for guests to book rooms online.

Kanaga Vilas and Sri Krishna Vilas are fantastic sites to try Kovil idlis. Vegetarian restaurants include Indian Coffee House, Saravana Bhavan, and Upashana Hotels.

Best Places To Eat