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Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving

By Five Senses Tours
from
$122.67
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$122.67
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-70
Duration:8h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Lunch
  • Entrance charges
  • Pick up and drop to Chennai hotel
  • Guide & Cultural evangelist
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchipuram
  • Entry/Admission - Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Tiruvannamalai


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All hotels in Chennai
  • Airports:
  • Chennai Airport, Chennai (Madras) India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 179419P3

  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving?
How much is Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving?
Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving price starts from $122.67. Discover and book Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving on Tripadvisor
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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Kailasanathar Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Ekambareswarar Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kanchipuram Weavers
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

Jothi S
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Great tour of Chennai
Great tour. We were a group of seven, four grandparents, an 11 year old, and two adults. Some of us spoke Tamil, ot
sukkawala
sukkawala
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Chennai city tour
Very well planned! Kannan was very responsive to our needs and especially to our parents. The explanations were tho
Trek284387
Trek284387
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Chennai Tour
The tour guide Kannan was very knowledgeable and enjoyed tour. Please advise Govt. of India on tourist visa: make
116piiam
116piiam
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Great walking tour!
Compact, informative tour that gives a good sense of the British rule and architecture in Chennai. Srikhrisnan is a
H569CPchristophk
H569CPchristophk
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Lovely Tour Experience
We spent a lovely morning learning about the the architecture and history of Chennai with our great guide Preethi.
DEHALLE
DEHALLE
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Excellent knowledge and commentary
Even though we conducted the tour in heavy showery rain guide was excellent. Good commentary and looked after us.
Christoph K
Christoph K
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Very nice walk with Preethi and with the driver taking us around the most relevant architectural high lights of Chennai
Amazing how styles have been mixed on buildings giving them a very special character. Well explained by Preethi and
Aida D
Aida D
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Pleasant Experience!
Very happy I chose this tour via TripAdvisor. I had only one day to roam the city, so this tour was just perfect fo
967inarap
967inarap
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Interesting and informative day in Chennai
We had a very good day visiting temples and exploring cultural places of Chennai. Thanks to the guide Kannan his kn
293rimac
293rimac
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Second tour with 5 senses
It was a nice experience. We visited many different places of worship. Was interesting to see how diverse Chennai i
lomero
lomero
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Simply amazing!
I loved this tour! It started on time at 8am and the guide Nivi and the driver Ganesh (her husband) drove me around
293rimac
293rimac
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Loved it
We enjoyed the tour. Pick up was on time, entrance fees and lunch were included in the price. Nivi and Ramesh from
8RAM6
8RAM6
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Best Mahapalipurum Tour!
What a wonderful tour! This 5 senses tour truly tickled all the senses. Kannan was an excellent guide along with th
JakeGay34
JakeGay34
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Good Tour
Our tour was insightful. I learned a lot in my first trip to Chennai. They were also accommodating to our schedul
maresik
maresik
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Great and informative day at Mahabalipuram
We had a very pleasant and informative day at Mahabalipuram with our tour guide Kannan. Kannan was very punctual, k

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Kish sharma
Hyderabad, India3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
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 goes via Tiruttani (Lord Kartikeya temple on a small hill and Arakkonam - a place on Guinness book for having 25 lakh 2 wheelers for a population of 5 lakh people.

We drove non-stop n reached kanchipuram by 8.30. The temple town has almost 316 big &small temples and u need a min 3 days to cover all of them. But 3 main temples like Shiv Kanchi, Vishnu kanchi and Kamakshi Mata temple are popular.

Shiv kanchi is a huge temple where the shiv ling is made of Sand by goddess Parvati to worship the lord Shiva for her marriage with him. There are about 300 small shillingas within the temple. Amazingly, theres another huge shivalinga that has 1000 tiny lingas inbuilt also seen here.

Wirhin shiv Kanchi temple, we find lord Balaji's idol differently. Balaji is seen with his right hand held upside giving blessings to the devotees and Goddess Lakshmi sits at his novel Instead of on Balajis left side of the chest. This signifies the health. Pray this lord Venkateswara for our health. Ganesh. Kala bhairav, Goddess Durga idols are also placed here.

After about a 3 km drive, we came to Kanchi Kamakshi Temple built by chola. But Doorvasa Maharishi installed sri chakra. The idol is supposed to be Swayambhu which means it was not created but it appeared. She is believed to be in the temple in three Swarupas – Sthula, Sukshama, and Shunya. It's one of the 51 shakti paths where nabhi (novel) of sati had fallen here.

Its learnt that goddess Kamakshi was worshipped here by lord vishnu and lord Shiva. The names shiva and Vishnu kanchi signifies this. Doorvasa has written the guidelines for performing the pooja and even today the priests follow the same system. Adi Sankara written Soundarya Lahari here.

Inside the main shrine, there are 2 more idols of Goddess Varahi and maha Lakshmi are seen to those who offer special puja.

The temple has 4 entries and inside the premises we find a pond. We need to remember exactly where we entered from so we dont waste time searching for our vehicle and driver.

From there, we went to Vishnu kanchi where Adi varada Raja Perumal kept in yoga nidra inside the pond. Apart from that, kn the same temple, we can see varada raja Swami on the first floor. The idol is very big and bright and lovely to watch.

You also find silver and golden Lizards, touching them help us revealing from sins.

Now, comes to the world famous kanchi sarees, where a whole lot of saree shops present in the market. There are 2 popular societies like Anna society etc help weavers to get good price. Whereas there other small shops also offer good deals.

U need to ask for original silk saree with Zari border to feel the kanchipuram origin. Prices range from 5000 to 1 lakh. U need to bargain from 1/4th of the rate and close at a satisfying price. Apart from sarees, men also get pattu pastrami for Dhoti and lungi.

When it comes to food you find many vegetarian restaurants and a very few Airconditioned restaurants. The taste of idly, dosa, sambar etc not only yummy but also the flavor is remembered for ever.
Written October 8, 2019
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Kanchipuram tour from Chennai covering Temples & Silk Saree Weaving