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One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car

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Chennai boasts of being one of the most visited Indian cities today. With a plethora of religious sites, mouth watering delicacies and natural sightseeing spots tourists find Chennai an idyllic vacation destination.

It also proves to be a gateway to several holiday destinations located in its vicinity. Kanchipuram is a historical hotspot situated at a distance of 74.3 km from Chennai. Discover Kanchipuram cultural treasures with our one day Chennai to Kanchipuram private tour by cab.

Set at the banks of Vegavathi River, Kanchipuram is known as a place of learning. As per Vaishnavism Theology, it is considered as one of the seven Tirtha (pilgrimage) sites. Out of 108 Divya Desams, 14 Vishnu temples are located in Kanchipuram.

The enchanting and incredible town also houses 108 Shiva temples and thus proves to be an important religious site for both Vaishnavites and Shaivites. History buffs would be mesmerized with the beauty of these architectural wonders.

Considered to be a Ghatikasthana, the town have been an imperative place that fostered the growth of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Ghatiksthana denotes educational institutions and the place where these institutions are located.

A wonderful way to watch for the historical monuments of this old town is to board on our one day Chennai to Kanchipuram trip. This one day tour have been tailored to include the iconic landmarks of the renowned town.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Tour Package by Car

  • Same Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Kamatchi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kumarakottam Temple, Silk Sari Shopping @ Kanchipuram
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 5:00 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Chennai Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Package Cost for 1 Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.3,700/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.4,300/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.5,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.6,400/-
Swaraj Mazda
20 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.11,500/-
Bus
49 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.15,000/-

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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Kanchipuram tour

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Package Glimpse of One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car

Explore Kanchipuram rich culture and architectural splendour with our one day Chennai to Kanchipuram private tour by car. This comprehensive package takes you to witness the architectural masterpieces of the ancient town. This full day trip has been tailored to include the major highlights of the town.

Discover the architectural wonders of the old town starting with the visit to one of the most important attractions the Kamatchi Amman Temple. Worship God Vishnu as you traverse through the renowned Varadharaja Perumal Temple and Vaikunda Perumal Temple.

Continuing your spiritual voyage wander through the Kailasanathar Temple and Ekambareswarar Temple. Head over to Kumarakottam Temple dedicated to Lord Muruga. Finally we head for Kanchipuram Silk Saris.


Itinerary for One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Tour Package

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Kamatchi Amman Temple 10:30 AM
Varadharaja Perumal Temple 11:30 AM
Vaikunta Perumal Temple 11:30 AM
Kailasanathar Temple 1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Ekambareswarar Temple 3:00 PM
Kumarakottam Temple 3:45 PM
Silk Sari Shopping @ Kanchipuram 3:45 PM

 

Drop at your Hotel by 5:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Kanchipuram or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Kanchipuram fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Chennai to Kanchipuram 1 Day Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to 1 Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Sightseeing tour package.

1. Kamatchi Amman Temple

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Kamatchi Amman Temple

The major draw of the spiritual voyage with our one day Chennai to Kanchipuram trip is the visit to the Kamatchi Amman Temple. With four fabulous entrances the temple enshrines Goddess Kamatchi Amman the manifestation of Goddess Parvati.

  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Watch the srichakra yantra
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Kamatchi Amman Temple

Devotees worship the idol of Goddess Kamatchi Amman who is seated in a majestic padmasana holding sugarcane bow and bunch of flowers in the lower two arms. An image of a parrot near the flower bunch adds charm to the idol of the presiding deity.

Hailed as one of the fifty one Shakti Peethas, it is the only Parvati temple in the town. Admire the golden tower or gopuram over the sanctum sanctorum.

Spread over 5 acres of land it showcases ancient culture and heritage. Gaze at the well maintained gallery representing the life history of Adi Shankaracharya.

Set in the centre of the town, its layout represents the magnificence of Dravidian Architecture. Ka is referred to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of education while Ma refers to Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

Akshi means eyes as such the name Kamakshi signifies that Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati are the two eyes of the presiding deity. Travellers would be spellbound with the statue of Kalabhairava on the left side of the main entrance and the impressive statue of Mahishasura Mardini on the right side of the main entrance.

2. Varadharaja Perumal Temple

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Varadharaja Perumal Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do:Pay your obeisance to Chakkarathalwar also referred to as Sudarshan Alwar
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Travellers would be fascinated with the magnificence of the sacred shrine of Varadharaja Perumal Temple as the next stop of our one day Chennai to Kanchipuram.

Built in 1053, the temple is thronged with devotees especially the followers and believers of Vishnu as it is one of the 108 Divyadesams. A high tower or the gopuram at the entrance is 180 feet long adorned with beautiful structures on it. Gopuram over the sanctum sanctorum is 96 feet tall.

An important feature of the temple are the golden and silver lizards carved on the ceiling. Devotees worship and touch the images of the lizards to get rid of their sins and relieve themselves from the misfortunes that may be caused due to the fall of lizards on them.

Adjacent to the lizard images there are the images of moon and sun. A stunning feature of the sacred shrine is the 100 pillared hall carved out of a single rock. The presiding deity is Lord Varadaraja Perumal, the manifested form of Lord Vishnu appearing in the standing position.

It is believed that the original idol of the deity is 40 feet long. This idol of Lord Athi Varadaraja Perumal is in reclining form and made of Athi wood which is worshipped for ten days once in 40 years.

The marvellous temple exhibiting Dravidian style of architecture is also referred to as Hastagiri, where hasta means elephant and giri means hill. Legends state that the deity is Swayamvastaka that means it is self manifested. Devotees flock the temple during the festivals of Vaikasi Brahmotsavam, Purattasi Navarathri and Vaikunta Ekadasi.

3. Vaikunta Perumal Temple

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Vaikunta Perumal Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do:Watch for the thousand pillared hall
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Vaikunta Perumal Temple

The favourite sightseeing spot of our one day Kanchipuram trip guests have been Vaikunda Perumal Temple. An ancient architectural and spiritual complex constructed by Pallava King Nandivarman II in 690 CE has been built in Dravidian style of architecture.

One of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vaikuntanatha, the manifestation of Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi as Vaikunda Valli. Cholas and the Vijaynagar made considerable additions to the temple which is surrounded by a granite wall enclosing all shrines.

It also has a temple tank called Airammadha and an amazing Vimanam. Devotees can worship Lord Vaikuntanatha in reclining, standing and seated postures. Archaeological Survey of India maintains the ancient temple.

4. Kailasanathar Temple

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Kailasanathar Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Observe the awesome Shiva Linga
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Kailasanathar Temple

With our 1 day Chennai to Kanchipuram tour by private cab takes you to an important place of visit, the Kailasanathar Temple. Experience the highlight of the temple built in 685 AD to 705 AD by Pallava king Rajasimha Pallava also called Narasimhavarman and his son Mahendra Varma Pallava.
An ancient temple housing 58 shrines has several sculptures and architecture resembling those of Mahabalipuram temple.

A well planned rectangular layout with the spiritual complex set within granite walls charms every visitor. Sanctum Sanctorum or the Garbhagriha enshrines a ten feet high Shiva Lingam.

5. Ekambareswarar Temple

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Exquisite layout and the majestic architecture
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Ekambareswarar Temple

Stop at the next major highlight of the town, the Ekambareswarar Temple with the gratifying one day Kanchipuram trip. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar and referred to as Prithvi Lingam.
Visitors would be appealed with the well designed halls and impressive layouts of the stunning temple that houses Lord Shiva and his consort as Gowri Devi Amman.

A significant feature of the temple is the 3500 years old mango tree whose branches are said to bear four different flavours of fruit. There are separate shrines of Lord Vishnu as Nilathingal Thundam Perumal and a separate shrine for Nataraja.

Adorned with wonderful entrances having soaring towers called the gopurams the vast sacred shrine enchants every visitor. The highest tower among them is the 11 storied gopuram (south tower) with a height of 55 meters.

An important characteristic feature is the thousand pillared hall or the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam built during the Vijayanagar period.

6. Kumarakottam Temple

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Kumarakottam Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Lord Murugan
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Kumarakottam Temple

Pay your obeisance at the Kumarakottam to Lord Muruga who appears holding a rudraksha and a kamandalu. An ancient spiritual complex enshrines several images of other deities. More popular as Subramanya Swami temple it has the presiding deity as Lord Murugan depicted as Brahma Shasta.

Admire the wonderful architecture and an amazing circular shaped dome above the sanctum sanctorum. Have two prakarams and several deities in separate shrines. The Shiva Linga worshipped by Lord Murugan is set in a separate shrine called the Devasenapathi Sar or Senapathi Ishvara.

7.Silk Sari Shopping @ Kanchipuram

One Day Chennai to Kanchipuram Trip by Car Silk Sari Shopping @ Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is known for Silk Sarees production, an occupation that was introduced in the town 400 years ago. Cotton and silk production are the key industries of the town that is renowned to have been producing some of the best silk saris in the country.

According to legends the weavers of the ancient town are the descendants of the great sage Markanda who is considered to be the weaver of the heavenly gods. Traverse through some of the well known silk sari shops to purchase the beautifully woven silk saris.

One day Chennai to Kanchipuram tour offers a full appreciation of this great ancient town. Witnessing the iconic landmarks is going to be a gratifying experience that remains etched in your minds forever.

With a melange of religious attractions it proves to be a fabulous vacation gateway. Traversing through the splendid temples rejuvenates mind and soul.

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The complete one day tour of Kanchipuram teeming with history and culture makes for a gratifying trip. The archaeological wonders of temples and palaces delight every traveller. The religious destination has lot to offer with its rich heritage and architecture.

Come aboard the enchanting voyage into a historical as well as a spiritual world. Check out our other one day tour packages as well.

Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Kanchipuram tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there will be additional charges.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in the package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges will be applied.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Chennai to Kanchipuram tour package. This 1 day Chennai to Kanchipuram tour package is not customizable.

The time spent on each Kanchipuram tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Kanchipuram sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


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