Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip

Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip, Kanchipuram Tour Packages by Sri Kapileswara Travels

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Car rental – PRICES

  • AC TOYOTA ETIOS | A/C SWIFT DEZIRE A/C CAR 4+1 seater Rs 3250/-
  • AC TOYOTA INNOVA CAR 6+1 or 7+1 Seater Rs 4200/-
  • AC INNOVA CRYSTA CAR 6+1 or 7+1 Seater Rs 5000/-
  • AC TAVERA CAR 8 Seater or 9 Seater Rs 4200/-
  • AC Tempo Traveler 12+1 seater to 14+1 Seater Rs 5500/-

Pick up & Drop – Chennai Airport, Railway Station, Chenai Hotels & your door step

Includes : Toll gate, Car Parking, Permit Tax and Driver Beta

Excludes : Entry Fees all the Kanchipuram sightseeing Places

Kanchipuram Sighteeing Tour Places

  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur
  • Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman temple
  • Kanchi Silks Shopping
  • Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple
  • Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Vaikunta Perumal Temple
  • Ulagalanda Perumal Temple
  • Vazhakarutheeswarar Temple
  • Sringeri Sarada Thirumana Mandapam


Kanchipuram is known for its fame for being the capital city of the Chola, Pandya and Vijayanagar kingdom. The word Kanchipuram is derived from two Tamil words namely “ka” and “anchi”. Where “ka” means “Brahma” and “anchi” means “worship”.

“Kanchi” is also known as “girdle” in Sanskrit, because this holy city is considered as girdle to the earth. It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Varadharaja in a temple located in Kanchipuram.

This sacred city of the Hindus is known for its temples, built mostly during the Pallava and Vijayanagar reign. The temple city located in the Tondaimandalam  region is about 72 km from Chennai.

Kanchipuram, a city drenched with myriad temples is one of the seven “tirtha” of the Hindus. So, to have a peaceful and blessed trip, lets traverse with “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS”


Though this city is known for temples, it is also a hub of silk saris. These silk weavers are believed to be the descendants of Sage Markanda, who is considered to be the weaver of Gods.

Being the oldest traditional job of the native people of Kanchipuram, the Government of Tamilnadu    recognised these unique saris as the geographical indication of Kanchipuram. Secondly, this temple city is also known as “Ghatikasthanam” which means “place of learning”. It is from this place many eminent Tamil and Sanskrit scholars have emerged.

This temple city was also the school for Jainism and Buddhism between the 1st and 5th centuries. Nearly 15 out of 108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu are located in Kanchipuram.

Kanchipuram is chosen as one of the heritage cities under HRIDAY- Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme announced by the Government of India.



Let’s explore this temple destination with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS!


This 5 acres temple is dedicated to Goddess Lalaitha Maha Tripurasundari commonly known as Parvati.

In this temple Goddess Lalaitha Maha Tripurasundari is in the form of “KAMAKSHI” which is considered to be the ultimate form of the Goddess.

Though Kanchipuram is called as the “City Of Thousand Temples”, Kamakshi Amman Temple is the only Goddess temple in the city.

Here, Goddess KAMAKSHI is sculpted in a yogic posture – PADMASANA.

This yogic posture symbolises peace and prosperity.

Kamakshi was initially enraged and was worshipped as “Ugra Swaroopini”, but after the re-establishment of the sri chakra by Adi Shankaracharya , the Goddess took the form of “Shanta Swaroopini”.

  • Departure: 10:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do : Srichakra yantra
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


Varadharaja Perumal Temple known as “Vishnu Kanchi” is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

The temple located on the outlying districts of Kanchipuram is also known as “HASTAGIRI” or “ATTIYURAN”. `

It is believed to be one of the divya desams, visited by the 12 Alwars and it is also said that Ramanuja, one of the renowned scholars, is believed to have resided in this temple.

This perumal temple is considered to be the most revered place for the Vaishnavites and they also believe that visiting these temples would find a place for them in paramapadam.

This temple portrays nearly 350 inscriptions which dated around 1532 C.E.

This 23 acre sacred temple resembles the architecture style of the Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas and Vijayanagar empire .

To make this trip more divine lets travel with “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS”

  • Departure: 11:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Varadharajan.
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


It is believed that a king named Viroacha din’t have an heir to succeed his throne. He then prayed to Lord Shiva. His prayers were heard by Lord Shiva and he was blessed with Dvarapalas of Vishnu temple as his heirs.

His sons were dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Since, Lord Vishnu was pleased by their worship, he appeared to them in the form of Vaikundanatha. The region where this incident took place is now where this Vaikunta Perumal Temple is situated. Glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the temple located in Kachipuram is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

This ancient temple is considered to be one among the 108 Divyadesams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple believed to be built by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman II stands as the second oldest temple after the Kailasanathar temple.

  • Departue : 12:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: the thousand pillared hall
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


The Kailasanather temple known as the “Lord Of Cosmic Mountains” is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Being the oldest historical masterpiece in Kanchipuram, it is built in the tradition of smartha worship.

This Kailasanather temple is built by Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty. The notable feature of this temple is a circumambulatory passage. This passage has a narrow entry through which the devotees must crawl through. The entry and exit gates represent the death and the birth. This symbolic passage is unique and it is believed that people can attain moksha.

  • Departure: 1:00 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do:  Shiva Linga, Circumambulatory passage.
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


It is said that Parvati, wife of Lord shiva was cursed by her husband to become dark like Kali. She repented for her sin and decided to do a penance under this temples mango tree situated on the banks of Vegavathi river. Shiva, inorder to test her faith sent many disturbances. But, Parvati was more diligent in her penance and won the love of Lord Shiva.

       It is because of this incident, this ancient temple is named as Ekambareswarar temple meaning “Lord of Mango tree”. This 25 acres temple is believed to be built during the Chola dynasty.

       The popular festival celebrated in this temple is “Panguni Uthiram”. It is a thirteen day festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Panguni.

  • Departure: 3:00 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Shiva in the form of Linga
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


This temple located in kanchipuram is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Being one of the major temples in kanchipuram, devotees from all over the world come to worship Lord Murugan. It is believed, Murugan son of Lord Shiva worshipped his father who was symbolised in the form of Linga.

This Linga which is believed to be worshipped by Murugan is placed separately in the temple premises known as “Devasenapathisar”

  • Departure: 3:45 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Lord Murugan
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


The trip to Kanchipuram would be incomplete if the devotees fail to buy the Kanchipuram silk saris. These saris are known for their uniqueness and elegance. Some of these saris depict the inscription carved on the temple.

These saris are mostly worn for weddings and it also turned to be the custom of many groups of people.

So let’s complete this trip by purchasing the most beautiful Kanchipuram saris with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS!


When is the best time to visit Kanchipuram?
The best time to visit Kanchipuram is between the months of March and October because the monsoons would bring heavy downpour.

What is the average temperature in Kanchipuram?

  • Highest temperature: 38.2 C
  • Lowest temperature: 19.2 C

What is famous in Kanchipuram?
Kanchipuram is famous for its beautiful silk saris. These silk saris are provided with GI tags.

What are the best hotels in Kanchipuram?

  • Hotel Saravana Bhavan
  • Upashana Hotels
  • Hotel Sri Maha Ganapathy

Which is the best place to buy silk saris in Kanchipuram?

  • Babu Shah
  • Kushal Silks
  • Lakshaya silks
  • Murugan society
  • Kamakshiyaman society

Name some of the tourists spot in Kanchipuram?

  • Kamakshi Amman Temple
  • Varadharaja  Perumal Temple
  • Vaikunta Perumal Temple
  • Kailasanathar Temple
  • Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Kumarakottam Temple

It is customer friendly and makes the customers enjoy a hassle free and a pleasant trip.