Kanchipuram is a city in the state of Tamil Nadu located on
the banks of the Vegavathy River. Some of it’s most famous tourist attractions
and monuments include the Kailasanathar Temple and the Vaikunta Perumal Temple. Historically it is known as a place of
learning, and it is one of the most important spiritual centers of Hinduism.
Today, Kanchipuram is a major destination for weaving and it is possible to
procure high quality silk at wholesale rates. If you have been craving a
destination with incredible history, architecture, and mythology this is one
place you must have at the top of your bucket-list.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Kanchipuram with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH-43/NH7. Follow this road until you reach AH45 and take this to SH58A in Tamil Nadu. From there continue along this road until you reach Kancheepuram-Chengalpattu Road in Kanchipuram. The entire trip is roughly 280KM and should take about 5 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Kanchipuram however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Kanchipuram in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you
have the freedom to explore Kanchipuram as you please. No need to negotiate
with rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and
wherever you want.
Here are some places nearby Kanchipuram:
Sri Ekambareswara Temple: The most famous temple of Kanchi, this temple covers an area of 20 acres! The south gopuram also reaches a height of 58.5 meters, making it one of the tallest temples in the state! This is a must see if you are visiting Kanchi, regardless of how long you might be staying.
Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary: 48Km from Kanchipuram is one of the most important bird sanctuaries of India. Here one can witness Storks, Egrets, Cormorants, Flamingoes, Pelicans and more! Make sure to bring binoculars if you plan to visit here!
Muttukkadu: A massive lack formed out of the backwaters makes this the perfect destination for watersports. Here one can try windsurfing, waterskiing and more! If you are craving some adventure after a long day of touring temples, make sure to put this stop on your list!
Insiders Tip: If money isn’t an issue make sure to check out Covelong Beach!
The best time to visit the Kanchipuram is from October to April