Travel from Chennai to Kanchipuram - Distance, Duration & Itinerary by Road
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Kanchipuram Overview

Referred to as the ‘City of 1000 Temples’, Kanchipuram is a temple city situated in the north eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. The town is known for its rich heritage and culture. It is an eminent pilgrimage centre and regarded as the cultural centre of Tamil Nadu. Regarded as the cultural capital of South India, the town abounds in beautiful temples that display magnificent and impressive architecture. The Kamakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Goddess Parvathi is one of the three Sakthi temples. Tourists must also visit the Ekambareswar Temple, the largest temple in Kanchipuram which comprises a 1000 pillared hall and a gopuram of the height of 57 metres. The Varadaraja Temple is also a noteworthy place of worship. The most distinct feature of the temple is the twin lizards, made of silver and gold. It is believed that anyone who touches the lizards are cleansed of their sins.

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Ekambareswarar Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has been spoken about by Tamil poets who lived in the 2nd century. It is the huge & largest temple in Kanchipuram & covers a massive area of 20 acres. The doors are nearly 40 feet tall. The temple has a mango tree, which is 3500 years old. One remarkable feature of this temple is that it has 1000 lingas all carved out of one solitary stone.

Kamakshi Amman Temple

The Kamakshi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi. The gold plated main tower and the golden chariot are the temple’s special features. The temple houses a gallery, which presents the life history of Adisankaracharya. Spread over a massive area of 5 acres, it is a site of religious reverence. The temple of celebrates some festivals throughout the day and year. On a daily basis, four worship services are offered to the deity, whereas the annual festival is celebrated in the month of Maasi.

Kailasanathar Temple

Dedicated to the Lord Shiva, it is known for its historical importance. The structure contains 58 small shrines which are dedicated to various forms of Shiva. Built during 685 A.D. and 705 A.D. the construction of this grand structure was started by the Pallava ruler Rajasimha however completed by his son Mahendra Varma Pallava. The temple is open on all days fand the Aarti takes place twice each day, once during the morning hours, and later in the evening.

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is situated atop the Hastigiri Hill and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Built during the 10th century by the Vijayanagar kings, it has a big outer wall that covers this templle or as the locals say, protect this fine temple.It is one of the 108 Divya Desams, believed to have been visited by all the 12 Alwars. It has huge chain that has been carved out of a single slab of granite.

Chennai to Kanchipuram By Road

By taking the Chennai to Kanchipuram car hire you get maximum time to spend with your family and can explore the journey as per your wish. There are plenty of good restaurants during the journey where you can take a break to relax and satiate your hunger. By taking a cab, you are assured of hassle free travel experience and the distance from Chennai to Kanchipuram can be covered in optimal time.

The distance from Chennai to Kanchipuram is about 73 km and takes around 2 hours and 12 minutes by car. You may halt at your convenience anytime, anywhere and enjoy your short break. With Savaari’s user-friendly website, you can book taxi online in a few simple steps and avail hassle free car rental service.

Hiring a cab ensures that Chennai to Kanchipuram Distance will be covered in optimal time. With Savaari's chauffeur driven cars, you don’t have to bother about refueling, dangerous terrain or some pesky truck trying to overtake you from the wrong side. Push your seats back, roll down the window and enjoy the beautiful sceneries while the Chennai to Kanchipuram distance is being covered by car.

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