Places To Visit In Kanchipuram

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Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in Kanchipuram:

1. Kamakshi Amman Temple


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Kamakshi Amman Temple

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1 kms
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Places To Visit in Kanchipuram

Southern India is well-known for its cultural heritage, and the Kamakshi Amman Temple represents an important gem from the past. Set in the midst of Kanchipuram, also known as the City of Temples, this place of worship is home to the divine Goddess Kamakshi, who is believed to be an incarnation of P...

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2. Varadharaja Perumal Temple


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Varadharaja Perumal Temple

3.5

3 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Kanchipuram

The marvelous Varadaraja Temple was built during the 10th century by the Vijayanagar kings. There is a big outer wall that covers or as the locals say, protect this fine temple.

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3. Devarajaswami Temple

Devarajaswami Temple

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3 kms
from city center

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The Devarajaswami Temple was constructed by the Vijaynagar kings. It is devoted to the Hindu god Lord Vishnu. There are ornamented engraved pillars that can be seen inside the temple.

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4. Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanathar Temple

4.2

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Kanchipuram

The Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple is a Hindu temple, constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is probably the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. The temple is located on the banks of the Vedavathi River at the western limits of the Kanchipuram. The t...

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5. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

1 kms
from city center

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Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam is a monastic institution for the Hindu community located in one of the Pancha Bhuta Sthalas, the city of Kanchipuram, in the South-Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Visitors often find the institution a place to find peace.

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6. Kanchi Kudhil

Kanchi Kudhil

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60 kms
from city center

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Highly influenced by the Hindu religion, many of the temples here can be seen are in fact Hindu temples. The ancient culture as well as the cultural heritage of Hinduism is shown at Kanchi Kudhil.

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7. Ekambaranatha Temple

Ekambaranatha Temple

3.1

1 kms
from city center

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The Ekambaranatha Temple is the largest temple in Kanchipuram. It covers a massive area of 20 acres. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and was built by the Pallavas and then in turn was renovated by both the Cholas and the Rayas.

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8. Vaikunda Perumal Temple

Vaikunda Perumal Temple

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1 kms
from city center

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The Vaikunda Perumal Temple was built by the Pallava king Nadivarman II during the 7th century. This is particular temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

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9. Thennangur Panduranga Temple

Thennangur Panduranga Temple

32 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Kanchipuram

Thennangur Panduranga Temple is located in the Thennangur village in the district of Tiruvannamalai. Dedicated to Panduranga and his consort Rukmayee, it attracts tourists from all over the world for its religious importance and unique architecture.

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10. Kachapeshwarar Temple

Kachapeshwarar Temple

3.1

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Kanchipuram

It is at the Kachapeshwarar Temple that the Lord Shiva can be seen being worshipped by Lord Vishnu in the form of a tortoise. This image can be viewed on sculptures and engravings that have ornated this beautiful temple from start to end.

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11. Ulagalantha Perumal Temple

Ulagalantha Perumal Temple

1 kms
from city center

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Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the 108 Divya Desams. The temple is of great historical and religious importance and followers from all over the world visit this revered place.

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12. Jain Temple, Kanchipuram

Jain Temple, Kanchipuram

1 kms
from city center

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The Jain Temples of Kanchipuram are of immense religious importance for Jain devotees. One of these temples is dedicated to Bhagwan Mahavir and the other is dedicated to Jain Teerthankaras.

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13. Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple

6 kms
from city center

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Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal temple is a place of worship dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. It has a unique idol of Lord Venkateswara which is seen standing on a shivlainga. This kind of a representation is not seen anywhere else in the world.

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14. Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple

Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple

10 kms
from city center

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Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple is a place of worship dedicated to Lord Vijayaraghava Perumal. This temple is the 57th of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

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15. Chitragupta Temple

Chitragupta Temple

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from city center

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Chitragupta Temple is dedicated to Chitragupta who is a Hindu Deity. It is a rare temple in India that is dedicated to Chitragupta who is also known as the assistant of The God of Death, Yamaraja.

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16. Eri Katha Ramar Temple

Eri Katha Ramar Temple

41 kms
from city center

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Eri Katha Ramar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama or Ramanuja. It is of immense religious importance for the followers and devotees of Lord Rama.

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