Deep down south, India is wrapped with an amazing spiritual flavour. This entire region houses a good number of religious sites with long histories and legends associated with them. The town of Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities in India. Kanchipuram is a popular tourist destination, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated on the western bank of River Palar. There are numerous temples of historical importance here and thus this place is generally known as the ''golden city of a thousand temples''. These shrines not only have intricate designs and traditional architect but also include the fascinating mythological tales that enchant the pilgrims. It is considered one of the most pious destinations of south India. Kanchipuram was also the capital of the ancient Pallava, Chola and the Vijaynagar Empires. The richness and exquisiteness of Tamil art and culture are accepted and appreciated by millions of art lovers from round the world. Kanchipuram is one such city in Tamil Nadu whose traditional hand-weaved silk saree is famous across the world.
Chennai International airport is close Kanchipuram at the distance of 75 km. The railway station of Kanchipuram has limited connectivity as very few trains cross this place. Chennai, Pondicherry, Nagaercoil and Madurai are the rail lines connected with it.
Summers starting from March to May, have temperature within the limit of 21°C to 37°C. Monsoon is from June to September, brings heavy pouring rains in the area coupled with cool breeze. Winters are much cooler in comparison with other places in Southern India. The temperature varies in between19°C to 29°C.
Although the weather is not an obstacle at all for the pilgrims, generally the crowd gathers here from September to the month of March. Summers are little hot here but winters are undoubtedly cool and breezy. The best season to visit Kanchipuram starts from March to October.
Kailasanathar Temple - The Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu happens to be the oldest building in the city, built from 685-705 AD, under the reign of Pallava Dynasty. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It contains around 58 sub-shrines, each of which are dedicated to various forms of the deity. The temple boasts of Dravidian style of architecture and is adorned with carvings of half-animal deities and beautiful sculptures and paintings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The temple is most famous for its architecture and historical importance and therefore attracts a significant number of history buffs.
Ekambaranatha Temple - Ekambaranatha Temple, also known as Ekambareswarar Temple, is a Hindu shrine in Kanchipuram dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is largest of its kind in Kanchipuram that houses the tallest (59 metre) gopuram in India. Apart from its unmatched architecture and intricate artworks and 1532 CE inscriptions, it also possesses legends that draw the attention of pilgrims and locals. it is the resting abode of a 3,500 year old mango tree, sthala-virutcham. The pristine site of adjoining Vegavathi River spreads the air of serenity, peace and holiness to the surrounding environment.
Vaikunda Perumal Temple - The Pallava king, Na