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Tamil Nadu is known especially for its blue beaches and sunny skies. Some of south India's spectacular beaches More...

7DX Theatre

The 7DX Theatre located near Mahabalipuram bus stand screens India's first and only historical 7DX movie, Pallava Dynasty - A time travel.. More...

VGP Snow Kingdom

Hot. Humid. Summer, 12 months of the year! These are some of the words you may associate with Chennai. But VGP Snow Kingdom, a snow leisure family entertainment centre.. More...



kamakshi It is 75 kms from Chennai. "Ayodhya, Madhura ,Maya, Kasi, Kanchi ,Avantika, Dwarakavathi Caiva Sapthaithate Mokshadaiyeka" says a Sanskrit Sloka. This sloka holds the Hindus to consider Kanchipuram as one of the seven holiest town of its kind in the country. It is believed that a visit to this town bestows salvation. This is also called as Kanchi or the Temple Town. The Main land lies on the northern bank of the Holy River Vegavahi a tributary of River Pallar. It is a sacred destination for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus too. People popularly divide the entire region as Siva Kanchi, Vishnu Kanchi and Jain Kanchi. Though the ancient town had 1000 temples, only 126 of them are found today including the few located on the outskirts. 14 of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu are located in Kancheepuram. It will be a festival sight throughout the year where temples celebrate one or other routine festivals. Silk Industry has its roots for over few hundred years and the name Kancheepuram is famous for its hand woven Silk Saree. Most of the town households are involved in this trade in a way or the other. Pure Mulberrry silk with dazzling colours and fine Zari Work [gold/silver thread linings] is the hall mark of the products from Kancheepuram. Kancheepuram Silk is a popular Brand Equity all around the Globe. The District Population is 39,98,252 [2011 census] and the Town’s Populationis 1,64,265 [2011 census].

General Information

Area 11.6 Sq. Kms
Population District Population is 39,98,252 [2011 census] :: Town’s Population is 1,64,265 [2011 census].
Altitude Sea level
  Max. Min.
Summer 36.6°C 21.1°C
Winter 28.7°C 19.8 ºC
Rainfall 87cms (35") Average
Season Throughout the year
Clothing Tropical
Languages spoken Tamil, Telugu and English.
STD Code 044


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Tamil Nadu History

The history of Tamizhagam goes back about 5000 years... More...


Tamil Nadu is a land of many festivals. January marks the beginning of the festival season in the state. More...

Isha Yoga Center

Thirty three kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Coimbatore rise the Vellaiyangiri Hills, located at an altitude of 6000 feet. More...

Private Hotels

List of Private hotels in Kancheepuram. More...
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