Welcome to the city of thousand temples. Kancheepuram district is situated on the northern East Coast of Tamil Nadu and is adjacent by Bay of Bengal and Chennai city and is bounded in the west by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai district, in the north by Thiruvallur district and Chennai district, in the south by Villuppuram district in the east by Bay of Bangal. It lies between 11° 00' to 12° 00' North latitudes and 77° 28' to 78° 50' East longitudes. The district has a total geographical area of 4,43,210 hectares and coastline of 57 Kms. Kancheepuram, the temple town is the district headquarters. For administrative reasons, the district has been divided into 3 revenue divisions comprising of 8 taluks with 1214 revenue villages. For development reasons, it is divided into 13 development blocks with 648 Village Panchayats.
It is also called as a Temple city. There are several big temples,
like Varadharaja Perumal Temple for Lord Vishnu and Ekambaranatha
Temple which is one of the five form of abodes of Lord Siva, Kamakshi
Amman Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple, Kailasanathar
Temple and many more. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees,
which are woven manually. These saris are considered to be of the
highest quality; almost every relatively well-off South Indian woman
has a Kanjivaram sari in her collection. The Kanjivaram saris woven
at Kanchipuram are also prized in North India.
Kanchipuram town is also known as Silk City since the main profession
of the people living in and around is weaving silk sarees, more
than 5,000 families are engaged in this industry. 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.
Woven from pure mulberry silk and have an enviable reputation for
texture, lustre, durability and finish. The sarees in dazzling colours
are available in every imaginable design and variety, which can
make the job selection quite challenging
How to Get There
By Road Kanchipuram
is 75 kms away from Chennai and is well connected by a good network
of roads. There are frequent bus services from Kanchi to Chennai,
Bangalore and other places
By Air The nearest airport is Chennai International
Airport, just a 2 hours drive away.
By Rail Can be reached from Chennai central railway
station and Arakkonam railway station.