Ancient Temple Day Tour Bangalore to Kanchipuram by Car

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Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

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Kanchipuram is one the major historical towns of India. Situated on the banks of Vegavathi River, it has been an important learning and religious center in the past and the ancient temples and other architectural arts exhibit its significance. Today, Kanchipuram is extremely famous for its Hindu temples and obviously, Kanchipuram sarees.

Also considered as one among the seven pilgrimage sites of India, this spiritual town has become the destination for Hindu devotees to get themselves surrounded by spirituality and attain salvation. Kanchipuram is also famous among history lovers. For those who tend to walk along the historical lanes and explore its roots buried deep down the layers of time, this beautiful town is a quintessential stoppage. Ruled by Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and British before independence, Kanchipuram has seen everything ranging from flourished periods to dark times.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water


Coffee and/or Tea


Private transportation

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Kailasanatha Temple
The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and is known for its historical importance. The temple was built from 685-705 CE by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ekambareswarar Temple
The temple is located on the northern part of Kanchipuram. Amidst of 23 acres of land, with tallest tower of 59 m high, the temple is termed as one of the tallest tower in India. In this temple Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of “Earth”. Thus the temple is one of the “Panchabhootha Sthalam” (Five nature elements, namely Earth, Water, Air, Sky, and Fire). There are two versions of mythologies regarding the temple. One says that while Lord Shiva was busily creating, destroying and obstructing the lives in Universe, Goddess Parvati closed his eyes which made the Universe to come to standstill. Due to this serious mistake, Lord Shiva cursed her to be born on Earth. Then Parvati framed a Shiv Ling out of Mud (Earth) on the banks of Kampa River and meditated. She overcame all obstacles caused by Lord Shiva with the help of Lord Vishnu. Later impressed by her act, Lord Shiva married her in the meditating spot. However, the second version goes like, Goddess Parvati was cursed with ugly face by Lord Shiva over a fight and she came down to earth and meditated under Mango Tree on Kampa River. Later Lord Shiva was moved by her gesture and bestowed her with beautiful face. Tourists can see this mango tree on the Parkara of the temple. Also four branches of this tree represent four Vedas. People here say that the mangoes on these four branches have four different tastes. The temple was built by typical Dravidian style of architecture by Cholas and later renovated by Vijayanagar Emperor. Yantra or Chakra Peetam which represents the Goddess is placed in front of the Deity unlike the rest of temple where the Yantra is placed in basement of Deity.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Varadharaja Perumal Temple
The Varadaraja Perumal Temple is the biggest and the most important Vishnu Temple in Kanchi, the location of many Vishnu temples in Kanchipuram. The Varadaraja Perumal Temple is the biggest and the most important Vishnu Temple in Kanchi, the location of many Vishnu temples in Kanchipuram.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kanchi Kudhil
Being located on the Sangeetha Vidwan Nainar Pillai street, Kanchi Kudil is an heritage museum which takes the tourists to the ancient social, cultural,religious, and architectural legacies. This 90 year old house characterizes the lifestyle of agricultural family. Tourists can see the entire house was segmented as Master’s Chamber, Women and Children rooms, Verandah, Kitchen, airy courtyard etc. Replicas of Kanchipuram temples and monuments are well maintained here. Live demonstrations performed by artisans and craftsmen are enticing. Tourists can collect some exquisite souvenirs from Kanchi Kudil.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


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