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The Golden City of Kanchipuram is situated on the banks of Vegavathi river in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram district. It is revered as one of the seven sacred places of India.Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples, is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus.There now remain about 126 temples in Kanchipurm and a few more in its outskirts.Kanchipuram is 76 km away from Chennai.

Kanchipuram, considered as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, is one of the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus. The temples and monuments seen in the city are an example of the architectural mastery of Dravidian dynasties in the South.

Sakkiswarar Temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple etc. are some of the important temples in Kanchipuram. The city is regarded as the seat of Kanchi Matha, a Hindu religious institution and is also famous for being the birth place of Saint Ramanuja, the father of Vaishnavisim. Kanchipuram, renowned for its silk sarees, is also called as the ‘Silk City'.

Today, apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled there more than 400 years ago and have given it an enviable reputation as the producer of the best silk sarees in the country. Woven from pure mulberry silk, the sarees are embellished with fine gold thread (zari) and are available in every imaginable colour, which can make the job of selection quite challenging.

 

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The Golden City of Kanchipuram is situated on the banks of Vegavathi river in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram district. It is revered as one of the seven sacred places of India.Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples, is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus.

Hotels near Kanchipuram

GRT Regency

GRT Regency Kanchipuram is located in Main Town Area of Kancheepuram (Tamilnadu, India) near the Silk Saree Shops and is a leading business class hotel in the area.


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Hotel Milestonnez

Hotel Milestonnez is a unique hotel is situated on the Chennai -Bangalore Highway at SunguvarChatram, Sriperimpudur, just 14 Kms from Kanchipuram which is famous for Kamatchi Amman Temple & Kanchi Kamakodi Peetham.Kanchipuram is also famous for Production of Silk Sarees in south India.


Best Price: Rs.0 per day

MM Hotel

MM Hotel, Kanchipuram located in the heart of the city with all strategic locations such as temples, Railway Station, Bus Terminus


Best Price: Rs.0 per day


  
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