Tourist Info

Shri Chithragupta Swamy Temple

It is but a blessing that Shri Chithragupta Swamy in accompaniment of Shri Karnagi Ambal is seated in the sanctorium of a temple in the centre of Kanchipuram near the bus stand. Chithraguptar who went along with his wives to Yama’s world is still accounting the goodness and evil activities of mankind from then on.Most importantly there is only one temple for Chithraguptar and that too in Kanchipuram On Chithra Pournami (full moon day of the Chithrai month) special pooja and the marriage celebrations of Chithraguptar takes place and food is sponsored.

Sankara Mutt

ShriKanchiKamakotiPeetham was established by Sri AdiSankara in the year 482 B.C. and has the distinction of an unbroken line of 70 Acharyas. Sri AdiSankara came to kanchpuram towards the end of his life and installed the Sri Chakra in the kamakshi temple.

Temple Timings : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

The Kamakshi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of the goddess Parvati. This is one of the three holy places of sakthi temples in India. Here the goddess is workshipped in the form of a chakra placed in front of the idol. The main tower over the sanctum (Vimaanam) of the temple is gold plated

Temple Timings : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM

Varadaraja Perumal Temple

VaradharajaPerumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.It is one of the DivyaDesams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. This temple is also famous for two lizard sculptures one covered with a sheet of Gold and the other covered with a sheet of silver, It is believed that lizard dosh (Bad karma) can be eradicated if they worship those statues. Read More

Temple Timings : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM

Ekambareshwarer Temple

EkambareswararTemple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva.The temple is the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram and is located in the northern part of the town.The temple gopuram (gateway tower) is 59m tall, which is one of the tallestgopurams in India. It is one of the five major Shiva temples or PanchaBoothaSthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element - Earth.

Temple Timings : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM

UlakalandaPerumal Temple

UlagalandhaPerumalTemple, or ThiruOoragam is a temple dedicated to Vishnu. This temple has a perumal statue standing tall with his left leg raised up to indicate his one step has measure the sky.

Temple Timings : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM

Kailasanathar Temple

The kanchiKailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram,it is a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architectura.It is dedicated to the lord Shiva.The temple was built from 685-705AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty. The low-slung sandstone compound contains a large number of carvings, including many half-animal deities which were popular during the early Dravidian architectural period.The structure contains 58 small shrines which are dedicated to various forms of Shiva.

Temple Timings : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM

Thennangur Pandurangaswamy Temple

Thennangur has become a popular tourist place because of the beautiful Ragumayi Sametha Pandurangan Temple. Theuniqueness of this temple is reflected on the model of Puri Jagannath.30 kms from kanchipuram towards vandavasi road

Govindavadi Guru Temple

The speciality of this temple is the Guru Bhagavan. This is unlike most other temples where Shri Dhakshinamoorthy is worshipped as Guru. In this temple Guru Bhagvan has a special shrine. 15 kms from kanchipuram towards arakkonam road