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Kanchipuram temples & Silk Saree weaving, Day Trip from Chennai

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

    Kanchipuram was the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Pallavas. The Pallavas were instrumental in the transition from rock-cut architecture to stone temples. We visit Kailasanathar temple of Pallava dynasty to appreciate these architectural wonders built in the 7th century by by Pallava king Rajasimha known as Narasimhavarman II. The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is famous for its magnificent Vimana, the gopuram over the Sanctum Sanctorum. It speaks volumes of architectural beauty that flourished in the reign of Pallava King.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    It is one of the five major Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element - Earth. The other four temples in this category are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara (water), Chidambaram Natarajar (ether), Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire) and Kalahasti Nathar (wind).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kanchipuram India

    Next in our agenda is to meet the legendary Silk Saree Weavers of Kanchipuram.

    Kanchipuram is renowned for its magnificent Silk Sarees. Silk Sarees are a cultural icon in South India. Ranging in length from 6-9 yards, these Sarees are worn by women during auspicious occasions like a wedding or a birthday. There are more than 5000 families who are into the business of silk weaving. The sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread.

    The traditional loom is an incredible machine used by the silk weavers to magically convert the silk threads into a beautiful Kanchipuram Silk Saree.

    We will visit one such Weaver and it will be a memorable experience.

    It will be a fascinating experience to see how the sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transportation by private car (if option selected)
    • Rental of your Royal Enfield motorcycle, includes fuel & helmet (if option selected)
    • Private guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Kailasanathar Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Ekambareswarar Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Kanchipuram
    • Beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Since we will be visiting temples, the dress code is covering knees and shoulders
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • A valid international driving license for riding motorcycle in India is required (if option selected)
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a fantastic day tour with Vijay visiting Kanchipuram and Chennai. We visited several temples and a church (St Thomas’). Some were quieter and others bustling with activity and colour, including seeing a procession in the evening which was magical. Vijay was our guide...More

    Thank McGonegal
    Madhusudan N, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hello and thanks for taking time out for this review. Its fantastic to know you enjoyed this tour to Kanchipuram temples and Silk weaving with Vijay. It was our pleasure

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our day trip to Kanchipuram was fantastic, very beautiful sights and Vijay was most knowledgeable and informative on their history and culture, and especially interesting to learn of their history relative to other places such as Angkor Wat. Silk weaving was enjoyable and high quality,...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank ducksoftheworld
    Madhusudan N, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hello and thanks for your kind review. It was our pleasure. Its great to know you enjoyed this tour to temples of Kanchipuram and Silk weaving , led by Vijay.

    Reviewed 20 August 2019

    The sites of Kanchipuram are breathtaking and the guide dived right in with us into the great indian culture! Thank you so much for this mindblowing and authentic experience!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Travelinsky
    5SensesTours, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

    Hello and thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure hosting your group on the silk route to Kanchipuram about Silk Saree weaving and Temples. I am delighted you enjoyed this tour with Kannan and found it to be an authentic experience!

    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    Very good informed and friendly guide and very good organisation of lots of sights. Guide spoke very fluent and very good english.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kar12569
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    The trip to Kanchipuram was very interesting and well organized. The guide was able to tell you almost everything about the huge ancient temple. The temple itself was very impressive. Inside the temple there is a mango tree which is cloned from a 3,500 yrs...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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