Kanchipuram, the Golden City of a thousand temples, and one of the
seven sacred cities of India, is 71 km from Madras. It was, successively,
the capital of the Pallavas, the Cholas and the Rayas of Vijayanagar.
During the 6th and 7th centuries, some of the best temples in the
city were built by the Pallavas.
The city was also a great seat of learning. Sri Sankaracharya,
Appar, Siruthonder and the great Budddhist Bhikku lived, and worked
here. Today, it is known not only for its temples, but also for
its handwoven silk fabrics.
How to Reach
Connected by road to Madras (71km). Connected by rail to Madras.
The nearest airport is Madras.
Sights to Visit
Built by the Cholas, this temple is located near the Kamakshi
Vaikuntha Perumal Temple
An important Vishnu temple built by the Pallava King Nandivarman
Pallavamalla, in the 7th century AD. Numerous inscriptions are
found in the temple, relating to the wars between the Pallavas
and the Chalukyas.
Built by Rajasimha and his son Mahendra the 3rd, in the 8th centuryAD.
Another ancient temple, renovated by the Pallavas, the Cholas
and the Vijayanagar kings. The 57 metre high Rajagopuram, is one
of the tallest towers in South India.
Also known as Varadarajar temple, it is a massive and impressive
edifice. The shrine of Devarajaswamy is located on an elephant-shaped
rock called Hastagiri.
Kamakshi Amman Temple
This is one of the three holy places of Shakti worship in India.
The other two are in Madurai and Varanasi. The temple in its present
form was built by the Cholas, during the 14th century AD.
The festivals that are celebrated with great pomp and show, are
the Brahmothsavam, Garudothsavam and the Chariot festival.
Your Itinerary for Amarnath
(Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (5 Nights / 6
Day 01 :- Arrive Chennai
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred
to hotel. Rest of the time free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Days 02:- Chennai
Today enjoy a city tour covering Fort St. George Built
in 1640 AD, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Marina Beach etc. Afternoon
free for shopping etc. Overnight at hotel.
Days 03:- Chennai Kanchipuram
Days 04:- Mahabalipuram
Today morning you will ride towards the shores of Bay of Bengal,
Mahabalipuram, the city of the monumental splendors and sunny
beaches. On the way, you will be visiting Kanchipuram. It is known
as one of Indias seven sacred cities. Kanchi has magnificent
temples of unique architectural beauty, bearing eloquent testimony
to its glorious Dravidian heritage. Overnight at hotel.
A. M. half day city tour covering Mahishasurmardini caves
There are nine rock-cut temples. The Five Rathas There are
five monolithic temples, each created in a different style. The
Shore Temple One of the oldest temple in South India. The
monuments are flood lit at night and so it is possible to enjoy
their beauty after sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Days 05:- Mahabalipuram
Day free to relax at beautiful expenses of beach. Overnight at
Days 06:-Mahabalipuram / Chennai
Today drive to Madras, free for shopping etc and later transfer
to airport to take the flight to onward destination.