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Kanchipuram, known as the ‘City of 1000 Temples’, is a famous temple city located in the north-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. Well-known for its glorious culture, heritage and famous silk sarees, the city is bound by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai......Read more on Kanchipuram


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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Kanchipuram
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 one of the most... Read More »
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 the then Prime... Read More »
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. Timing: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm   Read More »
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 temple is devoid of... Read More »
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Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Kanchipuram
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Kanchipuram
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The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is situated in Vandalore, at a distance of five kilometres from Kanchipuram. The natural environment and moat type enclosures of the park enable the animals to move freely in the park. The park houses nocturnal animals, reptiles, aviary and pre-historical... Read More »
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