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Yards and yards of woven grandeur, colorful silk saris are the first thought that flashes across anybody's mind when they hear of Kanchipuram. A town with thousand temples and incredibly rich in traditions and culture, Kanchipuram is located about an hour's drive from Chennai. Kanchipuram is situated in the River of Vegavati. Famous poet Kalidasa in his works has described Kanchipuram as the best among all the cities just as jasmine is the sweetest in the midst of all other flowers.
Temples of Kanchipuram
Silk city - Kanchipuram
Places of interest in and around Kanchipuram
Enathur: This village has been chosen by the Shankara mutt to establish a University for advanced learning and it is situated 5 kms from Kanchipuram. History speaks volumes about the learned and the learning methods of Kanchipuram and also states that after Benaras, Kanchipuram was the city with the maximum number of scholars and learned people. The library in this university has manuscripts relating to numerous subjects sculpted on palm leaves and has a huge collection of ancient books.
Tiruparuthi Kundram: Located 5 kms from Kanchipuram, this place is the centre of Jainism. The location is idyllic, on the southern banks of River Vegavathi.
Kanchipuram is well connected by road and rail. By road it is connected to all the major cities in Tamilnadu and by rail it has a station on the Chengalpattu-Arakonam line. The nearest airport is in Chennai.