The morning of holi ragas and raising sun behind the monumental towers of the temple and the smell of filter coffee and cows triggering traffic jam was nothing new to this Holi city ‘THE LAND OF THOUSAND TEMPLES in India’ Kanchipuram or kanchi. The city which is located 72km from chennai the state capital of Tamil Nadu. Every street,every road you get a glimpse of temples. And almost all of them are old enough which have seen the ancient Indian cultures and traditions. The oldest temple Ekambareswarar Temple (Kachi Ekambam) was built in 600BC by palavas and modified by Nayaks of Tanjore was still standing as mighty structure in the center of the city with a gateway tower of 59m high which is one of the highest in India.
Every temple has its clam of fame their architectural designs their massive size and carvings and sculptures on their walls. The city’s mornings start early with the morning prayers and soon the streets and roads fill with trumping sounds of horns and men yelling at others for overtaking or some other reason pretty common in every Indian city. I really felt like having a strong relation with this city . As I came from a developing city where we can see our traditions very less but here even though it’s developed we could find many traditions around us. The city is best place for people who are bored of corporate life.
HOW TO GET THERE
BY ROAD: There are multiple number of buses from Chennai CMBT and T.nagar bus station and even there are frequent buses from vellore which is 70km and you can even ride from chennai on NH48 with 1 tollgate in that route and 1 tollgate from Vellore and cabs are available from chennai and vellore fair around 900-2000 per day
BY AIR:The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport
BY WALk:Really,do you want to try walking.anyway ravinder sing won’t read this
WHAT TO SEE
- Kanchi Kamakshi Temple
The Kamakshi Temple is near to the bus station which is an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Kamakshi Goddess.The temple is very close to the bus station and it is walkable distance.The temple is enclosed with high raised walls and there is an elephant inside the temple which gives blessings(not literally).The temple is a bit small in area with compared to other temples but its large pyramidal tower will look stunning from the front street of the temple.
- Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Varadharaja Perumal Temple also known as Vishnu kanchi is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.This temple has its own fame in every aspect.The temples architecture will make your jaw drop there was a hall at the entrance of the temple with sculptured pillars and a stone carved chain hanging from the sealing.I really felt India when am at this place as it is a rainy season when am here it looks green everywhere and this temple is famous for the
- Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple
Hindu temple known for ornate carvings
Major Hindu temple known for intricate stone carvings on its pyramidal tower and numerous shrines.
- Ekambareswarar Temple
Ekambaranathar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples
- Chitragupta temple, Kanchipuram
Chitragupta temple is a Hindu temple located in Nellukara Street Kanchipuram in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the rare temples of the Hindu deity Chitragupta, considered
- Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram
Ulagalandha Perumal Temple is a temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya
- Kanchi Kudil
- Vazhakarutheeswarar Temple
- Tiru Parameswara Vinnagaram
- Vilakoli Perumal Temple
- Sringeri Sarada Peetam Thirumana Mandapam
- Amman Temple
WHAT TO EAT
Mouth oozing tastes everywhere and its heavenly feeling for coffee lovers the where the smell of the filter coffee drags our heart and as it is a temple zone and I had tried every temple servings and the