Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu, and is also the fourth largest metropolitan city of India. Its very existence marks the rich cultural heritage of the South and is flanked by innumerable religious Hindu temples which make it a center of tourist attraction. Some of the noteworthy Chennai tourist attractions include religious sites like the Kapaleshwar temple, the Jagannath temple in Kanathur, the Ramakrishna temple, the Dovetas House and the Santhome Cathedral. Apart from these, there is the famous crocodile bank, amusement and theme parks like Queensland and Story trails which are loved by children of all age groups. Chennai is also known for its extended coastline and beautiful beaches, perfect to spend an evening in tranquility, close to nature.

Kanchipuram – One-day Trip

For a promising day trip from Chennai, a visit to the sacred city of Kanchipuram can be quite overwhelming.

It is situated at a distance of 80km to the south-west of Chennai, which takes roughly 1 and a half to 2 hours to get there, by private taxis or well-connected bus services. The city is famous for its profusion of Dravidian style temples and the uniqueness of their architecture. Also known as Kanchi, the city of a thousand temples, it can even be traversed as en route to Mamallapuram, along with Srirangam temples of Thanjavore and Madurai. The oldest structure of the town is the Kailasnath Temple, famous for its rich heritage. However, the largest temple of the city is the Shaivite Ekambareswara Temple which consists of a thousand pillared hall. Within the premises of the temple stands a 2,500 years old mango tree which is believed to yield four different varieties of the fruit. Tourists coming to Kanchipuram flock to catch a glimpse of this largest temple, containing the oldest mango tree, within its premises. Other famous temples of the city, worth visiting, are the renowned Kamakshi Amman temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple and Varadaraja Temple. All temples in Kanchipuram remain closed from 12.30 pm to 4 pm, so make sure to start early, when you plan a day drip from Chennai to this place. Apart from its religious sites and typical South Indian temples, Kanchipuram is world renowned for its hand-loomed silk woven sarees which range from as low as Rs.2,500 and go up to lakhs of rupees. Tourists who visit this city make sure to purchase at least one Kanchipuram saree, as memoirs, and for keeps.

Kanchipuram does not have good accommodation facilities. So, it is advisable to head back to Chennai and enjoy a good comfortable and relaxing stay at one of the Chennai in Chennai offer great services, full of warmth and hospitality. They have well-equipped modern rooms with all latest amenities, catering to the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Chennai hotels specialize in providing typical mouth-watering South Indian cuisine, along with other multi-cuisine options as well. All in all, they make your trip to Chennai a memorable, exciting and fun-filled one, as their rates are congenial enough to suit all sections and standards of people.

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