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From Chennai: Kanchipuram Temples and Textiles Private Tour

Activity provider: Xenia Cities

From Chennai: Kanchipuram Temples and Textiles Private Tour

Activity provider: Xenia Cities

From US$ 76 per person

Discover the ancient city of temples, Kanchipuram, on this guided private day tour. Visit 3 of its temples, learn about its history, and discover what goes into its thriving handloom industry.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Highlights
  • Kanchipuram, the ancient city of temples is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus. There were believed to be about 1000 temples
  • The city was the capital of the early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century B.C. and a Pallava capital between the 6th and 8th centuries.
  • Visit the three important temples in Kanchipuram - the Ekambareswarar Temple which is an eleven-storey Shiva Temple adorned with beautiful sculptures;
Full description
Kanchipuram, the ancient city of temples is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus. There were believed to be about 1000 temples in Kanchipuram, out of which 126 temples remain today and a few more in its outskirts. The city was the capital of the early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century B.C. and a Pallava capital between the 6th and 8th centuries. Visit the three important temples in Kanchipuram - the Ekambareswarar Temple which is an eleven-storey Shiva Temple adorned with beautiful sculptures; the Kailasanatha Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the earliest temples; the Devarajaswamy Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is an enormous monument and has massive outer walls and a beautifully sculptured 1000-pillared hall. Apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled here more than 400 years ago and have given it an enviable reputation as the producer of the best silk saris in the country. Visit some of the silk weavers who weave saris from pure mulberry silk. These are available in dazzling colours and embellished with fine gold thread (zari).
Includes
  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • Camera Fees
  • Tips/Gratuity

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