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Temple Trails: A Day Tour of Kanchipuram from Chennai

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Product Code : AGORA258

Embark on a spiritual and cultural journey with our Temple Trails day tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai. Begin your day with a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside, setting the tone for a day filled with exploration and discovery. Visit four magnificent temples, each showcasing unique architectural styles and rich histories, from the ancient Kamakshi Amman Temple to the intricate Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, and the revered Varadaraja Perumal Temple, concluding with an immersive experience at a traditional Silk Saree Weaving Center. Indulge in a traditional South Indian lunch and explore local markets renowned for exquisite silk sarees and handicrafts. Your enriching day culminates with a relaxing return journey to Chennai, leaving you with cherished memories of your captivating Kanchipuram adventure.

Experience a harmonious blend of spirituality, history, and culture with our exclusive day tour to Kanchipuram, commencing with a punctual pickup from your Chennai hotel. As you embark on the scenic drive to Kanchipuram, spanning approximately 2-3 hours, soak in the tranquil countryside views, dotted with verdant fields and quaint villages, offering a serene prelude to your day of exploration.

Your first spiritual sojourn unfolds at the Kamakshi Amman Temple, an ancient Sakthi shrine dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, an embodiment of Goddess Parvati. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the temple, characterized by a magnificent entrance gopuram and a sanctum sanctorum exuding a divine aura.

Continue to the Ekambareswarar Temple, a sprawling 25-acre complex revered for its dedication to Lord Shiva and symbolizing the Earth element among the Pancha Bootha Sthalams. Wander through the expansive temple complex, adorned with a grand entrance gopuram, myriad sanctums, and divine sculptures, each narrating tales of ancient Dravidian artistry.

Proceed to the Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, a magnificent Pallava dynasty creation from the 8th century AD, devoted to Lord Shiva. Delight in the intricate carvings embellishing the walls and pillars of the temple, reflecting the pinnacle of Dravidian architectural finesse, culminating in a pyramidal structure that stands as a testament to the region's rich heritage.

Enrich your cultural odyssey with a visit to the Varadaraja Perumal Temple, an ancient Dravidian-style masterpiece dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Admire the majestic vimana, ornate pillars, and detailed sculptures that adorn this sacred abode, offering a glimpse into the architectural brilliance of ancient South India.

Conclude your temple exploration with an immersive visit to a local Silk Saree Weaving Center, unveiling the artistry and craftsmanship behind Kanchipuram's renowned silk sarees. Witness skilled weavers deftly crafting vibrant sarees, reflecting intricate patterns and designs, offering a sensory delight.

Savor the flavors of South India with a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, relishing regional delicacies like dosa, idli, and sambar, tantalizing your taste buds with authentic flavors.

Post lunch, indulge in a leisurely shopping spree at local markets, renowned for exquisite silk sarees, intricate jewelry, and unique handicrafts. Browse through a myriad of offerings, providing an opportunity to acquire treasured souvenirs that encapsulate the essence of Kanchipuram's rich heritage.

As the day draws to a close, relax and reflect on the spiritual and cultural tapestry woven through your day of exploration, during your return journey to Chennai. Your enriching day culminates with a drop-off at your Chennai hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your captivating temple trails adventure in Kanchipuram.

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.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.