Tourist Places in Kanchipuram

Places to Visit in Kanchipuram

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Kanchipuram is mostly preferred by travellers from Bangalore, Kanchipuram. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Kanchipuram is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Kanchipuram are February, March, October, November, December. There are 25 tourist places in Kanchipuram, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Kanchipuram can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Kanchipuram for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Kanchipuram Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Kanchipuram, browse through photos & pictures, explore Kanchipuram using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Kanchipuram, which are great places to visit, are War Cemetery, Kalpakkam, Jeevanandam Statue, Thennangur Panduranga Temple, Jain Temples. Kanchipuram can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Kanchipuram Tourist Places



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Kanchi Kamakshi temple, Kanchipuram
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One of the three prominent shakti temples, Read More »
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Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram
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Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple is dedicated to Kamakshi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Within the ‘Gayatri Mandapam,’ the sanctum is situated below the gold-plated vimana and is supported by 24 pillars that coordinate with the 24 words of the ‘Gayatri... Read More »
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Ekambareswar Temple, Kanchipuram
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Sri Ekambareswar Temple is considered one of the most popular and largest temples in Kanchipuram. It is situated on a huge area and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the form of Prithvilingam. The temple comprises an intricately carved 1000-pillared hall, 5 spacious... Read More »
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Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram
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Sri Kailasanathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the main shrine is surrounded by some 58 smaller shrines. It is considered one of the simplest temples of Kanchipuram as it lacks any such ornamentation. The temple is constructed in red sandstone and its walls are... Read More »
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Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram
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Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is situated atop the Elephant or Hastigiri Hill and is dedicated to Varadaraja Perumal or Lord Vishnu. The deity is enshrined within the temple tank and is carved out of atti wood. Once in every 40 years, the deity is brought out before the... Read More »
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Devarajaswami temple, Kanchipuram
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Madurantakam, Kanchipuram
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Madurantakam, Kanchipuram
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Madurantakam is a town in the Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for the Aeri Katha Ramar Koil, a 1300 years old temple, which is on the Villupuram-Chengalpet Highway, at a distance of 90 km from Chennai. Located near the Agricultural Reservoir Bund, the... Read More »
"An Artificial Lake"2 months ago "!50 steps to reach temple"Jan 1, 2015
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Arignar Anna Illam, Kanchipuram
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Arignar Anna Illam was the residence of the former minister of Tamil Nadu, Late Arignar Annadurai. Later in 1980, it was converted into a memorial place that displays items like Arignar Annadurai’s statue, photos and life history.   Read More »
"Memorial Of Arignar Annadurai"2 months ago "A kind of museum"Dec 13, 2014
Chennai Trade Centre, Kanchipuram
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Chennai Trade Centre, Kanchipuram
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Chennai has been made a trade centre by the Tamil Nadu Trade promotion organisation, in order to facilitate and develop tourism. Besides tourists’ convenience, the Trade Centre serves as the place where Trade and Business Conventions, Exhibitions and Fairs are held. Read More »
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Queens Land, Kanchipuram
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Queens Land, Kanchipuram
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Queens Land is an amusement park located between Sriperumpudhur and Poonamalle. It offers the longest sky journey by cable cars, in the whole of India and the journey lasts for some 30 minutes. Besides this free fall tower, Queens Land offers Himalayan water ride, centrox,... Read More »
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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Kanchipuram
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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Kanchipuram
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The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial is situated in Sriperumpudhur. It is in remembrance of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, who was assassinated at this place in 1991. Sriperumpudhur lies on the route between Chennai and Kanchipuram. This place is considered to be... Read More »
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Vedanthangal, Kanchipuram
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Vedanthangal, Kanchipuram
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Vedanthangal is situated at a distance of 48 km from Kanchipuram. The area is known for its bird sanctuary and the observation point, which is situated near the lake bund. The observation point is 24 inch high and provides a clear view of the whole place. Read More »
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Kalpakkam, Kanchipuram
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Kalpakkam, Kanchipuram
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Kalpakkam is mainly known for the Reactor Research Centre (RRC) that was established in 1971. The Department of Atomic Energy that belongs to the Indian Government has undertaken it. In 1985, the centre was renamed Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), after... Read More »
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War Cemetery, Kanchipuram
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The circular shaped War Cemetery was built in memory of 855 Commonwealth soldiers, both men and women. This war cemetery is maintained by the Government of India in collaboration with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Read More »
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Thennangur Panduranga Temple, Kanchipuram
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  • Type: Theme Park
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Kishkinta, Kanchipuram
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Kishkinta is a theme park, situated near Tambaram, some 35 km away from Kanchipuram and the place is also known as ‘Chennai Contalam’. Water rides, Trooper, Twister, Bumper Cars and 30 cinema shows are some of the attractions of this place. Read More »
"Where Age Is Not The Bar"2 months ago
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Jeevanandam Statue, Kanchipuram
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The statue of Jeevanandam is situated in Tambaram. Besides being an orator and laureate, Jeevanandam was a great Parliamentarian and one of the forerunners of the Marxist movement in Tamil Nadu. In 1957, he won the MLA election after contesting from Chennai’s... Read More »
Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, Kanchipuram
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Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple is situated within the city and is considered to be a very popular temple for Hindus. The temple is renowned for the ‘Soma Skandha’ posture in which Lord Shiva has Goddess Shakti seated to his left and their son, Lord Subramanya between... Read More »
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Jain Temples, Kanchipuram
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Two 9th century Jain temples are located at Tirupparuthikkundram and were mainly built for the Jain Tirthankaras. While one shrine remains inaccessible, the other shrine comprises a huge image of Mahavira and a number of frescoes. Read More »
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Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram
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Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple is a Vaishnava temple and is known for its inscriptions and sculptures. The inner walls of the temple are extensively decorated with lion-shaped pillars. The lion-shaped pillars are believed to be the forerunners of the 1000-pillared halls that are... Read More »
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