Kanchipuram

An iconic place for the most spectacular living temples and for producing finest silk sarees. So visiting this place, is a jackpot for the travelers for a chance to experience the culture, tradition and commercial activities. Make a visit to Kamakshi Amman temple, where Goddess Parvathi is the prevailing deity. Initially built by the Pallavas during 7th century, this temple was rebuilt by the Cholas by 14th century. This temple holds a shrine in the name of Sankaracharya, a saint who was the founder of Kamakoti monastery and golden tower. Your next visit will be the Vaikuntha Perumal temple, built during 7th century, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Taken care by Indiaís Archaeological department, the main shrine of this temple holds many art and architectures depicting the story of the whole revolution and the town. Sitting, standing and reclining positions of the deity can be found all over the temple. This is one of the fine examples for huge bas reliefís and outstanding pillars. Next visit is to a silk weaving cottage, which is one of the main occupations of the habitants there. The silk weaving process is done manually with traditional equipments and the designs will be done with the help of silk threads. The designs will be of the temples, yali (horse-like figures), peacocks, strips, flowered designs and any character from the epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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