Kanchipuram(75 kms from Chennai) is one of the seven holy cities in the country, and a visit is believed to bestow salvation. Kanchipuram once had over a thousand temples. Today, there are more than a hundred extant, and all are worth a visit. Kanchipuram also has some notable churches and mosques.

 

Ancient Kanchipuram is the city of thousand temples and is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus. This city is also known as Kanchi. There now remain about 126 temples in Kanchi and a few more in its outskirts. The city was the capital of the early Cholas and it was the Pallava capital between the 6th and 8th centuries.

 

Kanchipuram is a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Saivite Hindus. Apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. The weavers of Kanchi have settled in the temple town more than 400 years ago and have given it an enviable reputation as the producers of the best silk and cotton sarees in the country. Woven from pure mulberry silk, these sarees woven in dazzling colours are embellished with fine gold thread (zari) and are available in every imaginable design and variety. This makes the choice of selection quite challenging for the buyer.

Location : Kanchipuram  - Ex. Chennai

Duration : 6 - 8 HRS

 

Itinerary :

 

  • Pick up at 09:00 AM in morning from Chennai Hotel
  • Drive to Kanchipuram Visit Guided Sightseeing of Kanchipuram - Visit Sri Ekambareshwar Temple , Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailsanatha Temples & Other Temples if time permit, & Silk Weaving Demonstrations
  • Tour ends at 4:00PM & drop at hotel

 

Kanchipuram - Visit Sri Ekambareshwar Temple , Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailsanatha Temples & Other Temples if time permit, & Silk Weaving Demonstrations

 

TOUR WITH CAR ONLY 

*All Monuments in Chennai are open except Museums are closed on Friday.

*Sightseeing by Exclusive Car With Driver Including Pick up & Drop at your Hotel. 

*Includes all  Toll Tax & Parking for Local Journey.

* Includes Half Day /Full Day Guide Service if Guide option Selected. (The Guide      

   Charges are not valid for Ship/Cruise Excursions)

*Shopping - Drivers / Guide instructed not to take Clients for shopping unless advised by  the Clients/Travelers.

 

Not Inclusive:

*Pick up & Drop Charges at airport / Railway Station/Cruise Terminal will be Extra 

*Entrances on Direct Payment with help of guide /Driver.

*Entrance Cost Per Person Per Visit (subject to change):

 

Asi Monuments entrance fees - per person.

Chennai - Govt Musuem          

USD 5

Holidays: Friday and National Holidays 0930hrs / 1630hrs.

Chennai – Fort Musuem

USD 2

Holidays: Friday and National Holidays 0930hrs / 1630hrs.

Mahabalipuram

USD 5

No Holidays 0700hrs / 1730 hrs.

Gingee fort

USD 2

No Holidays 1000hrs / 1700 hrs.

Sittannavasal

USD 2

No Holidays.

Kodungalur

USD 2

No Holidays.

Viralimalai

USD 2

No Holidays.

 

Note :

  • Temples in Tamil Nadu are closed from 1200/1600 hrs daily. Foreigner are not allowed in Parthasarathy Temple
  • Kalakshetra - 08.30/12.30hrs on Week Days. Holidays: Public Holidays/Exam Holidays/Vocation Holidays Donation Rs.100 to 250/-perpax
  • Dakshinachitra 1030 hrs to 1700 hrs - Tuesday and National Holidays - Entrance fees Rs.175/-
  • Crocodile Bank Ent Fees:Rs.60/-per pax Tuesdays Holidays- 09.30/17.00hrs
  • Thesophical Society: Sunday Holidays No Entrance fees - 0830hrs/1000 and 1400/ 1700hrs.

 

 

Chennai Food Guide.

1.   ANNALAXMI : Rukmini Lakshimathi Salai,Egmore Chennai (near Taj Connemara Hotel)

 

2.  KARAIKUDI : Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai,Mylapore Chennai (Near Nilgiris)

 

3.  AMARAVATHI : 1 Cathedral Road, Opp Music Academy,Chennai 86

 

4.  KABUL : 35  TTK ROAD, ALWARPET,CHENNAI 18

 

5.  BENJARANG : 146  TTK ROAD CHENNAI 18

 

6.  SHOGUN : 84 Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai,Mylapore Chennai                             

  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
Full Day Tour of Kanchipuram Ex. Chennai / Tamilnadu (CHE04)