Discover Kanchipuram

  • Port

    Chennai, India

  • Activity level


  • Activity type

    Excursion Types

  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Cost From


    USD0.0 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    Approximately 8.15 hours.

  • Meals included


Visit Kanchipuram, or ‘Golden City,’ considered one of the seven sacred cities in the country. Once known as the “City of a Thousand Temples,” there are still over 100 shrines in Kanchipuram, including the “living” temples where the practice of worship continues. Visit the 1,200-year-old Kailasanatha Temple and marvel at the seventh- and eighth-century paintings, before seeing the intricately sculpted tower of the 16th-century Ekambareswara Temple. The city is also famed for its tradition of silk weaving, and you’ll have the opportunity to see silk saris being hand loomed.