Temples and Silk Sarees: a Full Day Tour of Kanchipuram

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From $148.00

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Departs: Chennai, Chennai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take a private tour of the spectacular temple city of Kanchipuram (Kancheepuram) which reflects the glorious traditions of South India temples with their noted architecture. Kanchipuram was once famous for its thousand temples. Today, approximately 100 temples exist. Kanchipuram also has some notable churches and mosques. Apart from its temples, this small town is known for its thriving handloom industry. Woven from pure mulberry silk, the dazzling colored sarees are embellished with fine gold thread (zari) and are available in a wide variety.

• Sri Ekambareswarar Temple
• Kailasanathar Temple
• Varadaraja Perumal Temple
• Silk weaving demonstration

What's Included

02 bottles of mineral water per person per day.

English Speaking Local Guide.

Hotel pick up / drop off within city center in Chennai

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Entrance of Monuments

Food or Drinks until or Unless Specified.


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the Time of day and traffic conditions
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Footwear must be removed outside the temple, but socks may be worn Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chennai at 07:00 in the morning and drive you to the holy city of Kanchipuram (approximately 90 minutes).

Upon arrival, you will be visiting the most famous Shiva temple, the Ekambareswara where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Earth Linga.  

Next, visit another temple dedicated to Shiva, the Kailasanathar.  The temple was built by the Pallava Dynasty during the eighth century.  The architecture of this temple resembles the shore temple at Mamallapuram. The center of attraction in Vishnu Kanchi is the temple of Varadarajaswamy situated on the top of Hastigiri or Elephant Hill.

You will have some free time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at own expense).

After lunch, visit the town of Kancheepuram which is also known as Silk City since the main profession of the people is weaving silk sarees. You will have the opportunity to admire and even buy a saree.

You will be driven back to your hotel in Chennai.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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