in Kanchipuram District
is a Spectacular Temple city known as city of thousand temples which
reflects the Glorious Traditions of South India with its noted temples.
is one of the major Water Bird Sanctuaries in India.of 48 Kms from
Kanchipuram . The birds nest on the branches of submerged trees.
Storks, Egrets, Cormorants, Darter, Flamingos, Pelicans, moor hens,
herons, kingfishers, sandpipers, white ibis,spoonbills, swans and
grey wagtails are some of the birds which arrive here during season.The
best season time is between October and March, when a large number
of migratory birds visit. The birds can be viewed from the bank
or from the watch tower.
This is a large lake formed out of the backwaters, with boating
and wind surfing facilities. It is located at a distance of 80 Kms
from Kanchipuram . The Backwaters of Muttukkadu have been developed
by the Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation to serve as a picnic
spot and a centre for water sports.Training and demonstration programmes
are organised for beginners.
was a flourishing port town during the time of Pallavas.This is
one of the main tourist place in kanchipuram. The monuments of Mamallapuram
are excellent specimen of Dravidian temple architecture and Pallava
This is a small fishing village 40 kms from Chennai on the Mahabalipuram
road. There are the remains of a fort which now functions as a luxury
beach resort. Facilities for windsurfing and swimming are available
here. A dargah and an ancient church are located here.
Chitra- a little Tamil Nadu
relocated 18th, 19th and early 20th century houses and re-created
village streets and work places providing authentic insights into
the domestic architecture, spatial organisation, life-styles and
character of the essential Tamilian or Keralite or Andhrite or Kannadiga.
kamakodi peetham and kammakshiamman temple are closely associated
with the life of Sankaracharya. The Kamakoti Peetham is enshrined
in the Sri Chakra just in front of Sri Devi and all pujas and sacrifices
are offered to the Sri Chakra.
The Beach This fine beach is located 16 kms from
Mamallapuram. Originally this was a Dutch settlement but now it
is coming majorly as a beach resort.
Kudil - Ancient House
Kanchi Kudil was born of a desire to turn ancestral property into
a place of tourist interest, that tourists may get a feel of the
life as lived in a historic place as Kanchipuram. While temples
and monuments index the cultural life of a city, the real soul of
a place is to be found in its people and their homes.
Memorial Kanchipuram is the birth place of Dr.
C.N. Annadurai, the scholar statesman, affectionately called Anna
- The Elder Brother - by the general public. His ancestral house
located here has been converted into a memorial.
14 kms from Mamallapuram is a crocodile breeding center. At this
center about 5000 crocodiles of 6 different species,alligators &
other reptiles are bred in captivity, kept in open, marshy enclosures.
There is also a snake farm where anti venom is produced and there
is a regular venoem extraction show.
It is 29 kms from Chennai on the way to Kanchipuram.
It is the birth place of Saint Ramanujar, the Father of Visishtadvaida
philosophy of Vaishnavism and hence an important pilgirim centre
for the Vaishnavites.
apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving
handloom industry. Kancheepuram is also known as Silk City. since
the main profession of the people living in and around is weaving
silk sarees. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled more than 400 years
ago and have given it an enviable reputation as the producer of
the best silk sarees in the country.
and Festivals There are fairs and festivals
all round the year at Kanchipuram. Some important festivals include
the Brahmothsavam, Garudothsavam, and Car (rath) festivals, which
are held in the months of January, April, and May respectively.
Silk Tourism Festival is organised in the Month of October.