Kanchipuram

TOURIST PLACES IN KANCHIPURAM

Kanchipuram is situated on the north-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu and it’s about 70 kms from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The nearest Airport is Chennai International Airport, 2 hrs drive away. Kanchipuram is well connected by a network of roads to Chennai, Bangalore and other places. Kanchipuram is connected by train from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore.
Kanchipuram is also known as the religious capital of south India. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is most famous for a large number of temples, exquisitely hand-woven silk fabrics and silk sarees. Kanchipuram silk sarees are exotic pieces of art, woven from pure mulberry silk. Available in a variety of designs, these sarees have vibrant colors and are decorated with fine gold thread.

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Arignar Anna Zoological Park

This zoological park is located in Vandalore which is 35 km away from Chennai. The Natural environment in this zoological park helps the animals to move around freely without any disturbance. There are moat type enclosures in this park. Nocturnal Animals, pre-historical Animal sectors, Aviary and reptiles are found here. The Lion Safari park is very beautiful and adds special credit to the zoo. Vehicles operated through batteries are run to go around the park. Tuesdays are holidays. The entrance ticket for adults is Rs.15 and Rs.10 for children.

Arignar Anna Illam

The former and Late Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Arignar Annadurai, dwelled in this house which covers a land area of 273.78 sq.km. The house of Arignar Anna was converted into a memorial place on 16.09.1980. Things displayed in this memorial place are his statue, the life history and photos. This house is located at 54, C.N.A. Street, Chinna Kanchipuram.

Chennai Trade Centre

In order to develop and facilitate the tourism and tourists, Tamilnadu Trade promotion organization has made Chennai a trade centre which is convenient for tourists and to meet the Trade and Business Conventions and Exhibitions and fairs too. Chennai Trade Centre is located in Mount Poonamallee High Road, Nandambakkam, and Chennai-89. The entry fare depends accordingly to the days as well as to people. Sundays are holidays. The visiting hours are from 10 am to 6 pm.

Dash ‘N’ Splash

This spot is located 30 km away from Chennai. This artificial children park has wave, free-fall, spiral children slides and artificial rainfall. There is no vacation or leave for this park. The timings to visit this spot is from 10 am till 6 pm. There are free bus services. This is located on the Chennai-Bangalore highway. The entry fee is Rs.150.

Jeevanandam Statue

Jeevanandam, a literature and oratar was one of the fore runners of Marxist movement in Tamilnadu. He won the M.L.A. election in 1957 contesting the washermenpet region in Chennai. He was a great parliamentarian. He was born on 21.08.1907 and died on 18.01.1963. His statue is put up in Tambaram

Silk Industries

The people of Kanchipuram are greatly dependent on the silk saree industries. They work directly or indirectly. But Kanchipuram does not produce silk or any raw materials. Here the industries are fully hand-woven and produced.

Thiruparuthikundram

This village lies on the banks of the palar River, a suburb of the Pillaiyaar palayam of Kanchipuram. There are 2 great monuments of Jainism that flourished in Kanchipuram’s ancient times. Now Siva kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi exists. This area can be termed Jina Kanchi. This goes to the 9th century AD and Lord Mahveer is the main idol of the temple.

Queens Land

In Queens Land one can enjoy the thrill of going on a longest sky Journey for 30 minutes by cable cars. It is the longest in India. Apart from this free fall tower, centrox, Himalayan water Ride, Alphen Blitz, and Water slides are also found here. This is located on the Bangalore Trunk Road in Palanijar, Chennai-107. The ticket charge is Rs.350 for adults and Rs.250 for children.

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