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Chennai (Madras)

Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving

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Stop At: Kailasanathar Temple, Pillaiyarpalayam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631501, India

We will visit this temple which was built in 7th century AD by Pallava king Narasimhavarman II. the highlights of this temple are the magnificent Vimana and the gopuram over the Sanctum Sanctorum. Along with other sculptures we will appreciate the architectural beauty that flourished in the reign of Pallava Kings.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ekambareswarar Temple, Ekambaranathar Sannidhi Street, Kanchipuram 631502 India

We will visit magnificent temple built in 600 AD. It has incredibly intricate sculptures etched in stone. The temple has been rebuilt over the times by rebuilt Pallava Kings and later by the Cholas. The 2 remarkable features we will spend time upon are the temple's Raja gopuram which is one of the tallest in South India and the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, or the "hallway with a thousand pillars", which was built by the Vijayanagar Kings
During the tour we will talk about the legends and lore surrounding the temple including one about how Lord Shiva tested the dedication of his Queen Godess Parvathi.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kanchipuram Weavers, No 323 Theradi Street Hasanamapet, Village, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 604402, India

The Saree has been a favorite for Indian women for thousands of years even since Indus Valley civilisation. Silk is the most popular material for Sarees and Kanchipuram is probably the best place in India for silk saree weaving.
We will visit a weaver to understand the process of weaving these enchanting Sarees. It will be a great experience appreciating the intricacy of work, colors, pattern, material used which can be gold thread as well!

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in Chennai


  • Chennai Airport, Chennai (Madras) India
Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • Lunch
  • Entrance charges
  • Pick up and drop to Chennai hotel
  • Guide & Cultural evangelist
  • Entry/Admission - Kailasanathar Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchipuram Weavers
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dussehra Holidays 2019 left our family members with full of happiness and comfort. We arrived Tirumala on 6th morning and spent full day in Tirupati after lord Balajis darshan. On 7th October,2019 we went on a drive to Kancheeputam which is about 140 km from Tirupati. The route
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By: Five Senses Tours
250 reviews
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Christine C
Sydney, Australia
Pondicherry trip
Vijay was my tour guide he was courteous and very knowledgeable of the region. It was a interesting tour highly
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Sara R
Boston, Massachusetts
Day trip to Kanchipuram
We drove the ways out to Kanchipuram and went into one of the tallest temples in the town. Vijay, our guide, knew
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Sara R
Boston, Massachusetts
Day trip to Mahabalipuram
We got an early start to the day which was good because the sites got busier later on. Our guide in Mahabalipuram,
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Best day out!
This was the best private tour I have ever been on. The arrangements made on WhatsApp were well organized and
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Snow Fun
Such a amazing experience, please do visit with family and friends this is the worth for money do visit
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Very interesting tour
We really enjoyed our tour with Kannan. We learnt a lot about Mahabalipuram which wouldn't have happened without
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Joanna F
Exeter, United Kingdom
Nothing too much trouble
Had an excellent trip with Kannan to Mahabalipuram. The sights were beautiful, and Kannan clearly knew his stuff.
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Great experience
After taking the tour to Mahabalipuram, we were very satisfied and decided to take Chennai full day tour, too. It
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Great tour
We were recomanded to start early, so weather was still nice for us. Your guide Kannan told us many tips about
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Sydney, Australia
Last minute booking.
I booked this tour late the previous afternoon and 5 Senses were happy to organise this for me at the last minute.
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Le Thor, France
Great tour
This was an excellent way for seeing the best of Chennai in one day. Vijay, the guide was very knowledgable and I
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Definitely recommend
The tour with Kannan to Mahabalipuram was great. Thanks to him we didn’t have to worry about anything - transport
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An amazing day tour with knowledgeable, considerate and friendly guides and safe driver
My tour guide Dhanalakshmi was simply amazing, She collected me from my hotel right on time and started our day
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Justin D
Great day!
Kannan was an excellent guide for the day. It was an incredible day with loads of local history and beautiful
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Bexley, Ohio
Highly recommended!
Excellent day trip tour of Pondicherry- good, clean vehicle, safe driver, great guide Kannan. The highlight was
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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