Temple Trails: A Day Tour of Kanchipuram from Chennai
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Product Code : AGORA258
Embark on a spiritual journey with our "Temple Trails" day tour of Kanchipuram from Chennai. Explore the sacred Kamakshi Amman Temple and the divine Ekambareswarar Temple, each holding centuries of history and cultural significance. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Discover the art of traditional silk saree weaving and shop for exquisite souvenirs in Kanchipuram's vibrant markets. As your day unfolds, savor authentic South Indian cuisine and relish the scenic drive through picturesque countryside.
7:00 AM - Pick Up: Your day begins with a prompt pickup from your Chennai hotel, setting the stage for an enchanting excursion to Kanchipuram.
Drive to Kanchipuram (2-3 hours): As you depart from Chennai at 8:00 AM, a 2-3 hour scenic drive unfolds, taking you through picturesque countryside views and providing glimpses of local life along the way.
Kamakshi Amman Temple (30-45 minutes): Your first destination is the Kamakshi Amman Temple, a sacred Sakthi worship site dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Explore this ancient temple with a magnificent entrance gopuram and an awe-inspiring sanctum sanctorum.
Ekambareswarar Temple (30-45 minutes): Your spiritual journey continues at the Ekambareswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and representing the Earth element among the Pancha Bootha Sthalams. Roam the 25-acre temple complex, featuring a grand entrance gopuram, various sanctums, and divine sculptures.
Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple (30-45 minutes): Next, you'll visit the Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, an architectural masterpiece devoted to Lord Shiva, showcasing intricate carvings on walls and pillars. This temple, constructed by the Pallava dynasty in the 8th century AD, boasts a pyramidal structure and detailed sculptures.
Kanchipuram Silk Saree Weaving Center (30-45 minutes): Immerse yourself in the art of saree weaving at a traditional center. Kanchipuram's silk sarees, famous for vibrant colors and intricate patterns, come to life before your eyes. Witness skilled weavers employing traditional techniques and consider bringing home these exquisite textiles.
Lunch (1 hour): Relish a traditional South Indian lunch at a local restaurant, savoring regional delicacies like dosa, idli, sambar, and chutney.
Shopping (30-45 minutes): After lunch, indulge in shopping at local markets and shops. Explore a wide range of items, including silk sarees, jewelry, handicrafts, and more. Kanchipuram's silk sarees, in particular, are renowned, making them an ideal souvenir.
Drive Back to Chennai (2-3 hours): The journey concludes with a return drive to Chennai, providing you with 2-3 hours to relax and reflect on the cultural richness of Kanchipuram.
Drop-off at 5:00 PM: Your day of exploration comes to an end as you are dropped off at your Chennai hotel, filled with cherished memories of your Kanchipuram adventure.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.