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Delight in an eight hour trip of mystic Kanchipuram,one of the seven sacred cities of India. Visit magnificent temples and the world famous saree weaving units.
The guided tour of Kanchipuram starts at 10:00 am when you will be picked from a location of your choice and will undertake the journey in a car. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you to this historical south city. Some of the ancient temples you can go to include Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple or Kamakshi Amman Temple. Witness the rich past glory with these places of worship that reflect the magnificence of Dravidian architecture.
Kanchipuram also has a long-established cottage industry of silk weaving and handloom for producing Kancheevaram sarees. Visit specialised saree shops where you can purchase silk fabrics and saris at rates lesser than those in Chennai. You can also visit a little museum that is an old house the owners have opened to visitors. It showcases fascinating household memorabilia and paintings. En route to Kanchipuram is the village of Sriperumbudur where, if interested, you can pay a short visit to the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Foundation, built at the site of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.The trip concludes at 6 pm when you would be returning to Chennai.
Duration – 8 hours
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