Women Only Tours in Kanchipuram


Famous for its numerous vibrant temples and colourful festivals, Kanchipuram attracts tourists from across the country and the world. Called the religious capital of South India, it boasts of several architectural marvels, which stand testament to the glorious Dravidian heritage and vibrant past. The ancient city has remained an important pilgrimage centre throughout its history, and is now considered one of the seven great sacred Hindu cities in India.

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  • Population

    1.64 lakhs (2011)

Things To Do

  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Festivals

Shopping in Kanchipuram

"Apart from its rock-cut temples, Kanchipuram is famous for its Kanjivaram silk sarees that portray the aesthetics and beauty of the region. Worn on special occasions, it is often the first things women buy in this temple city. Pick from the vast collection at Nalli's, one of the biggest shops located in Nellukara Street, or hone your bargaining skills at the shops near Varadaraja Temple. Kamatchi Co-optex on Gandhi Road, Srinavasan Silk House, and the Handlooms Weavers Service Centre are other great options for silk sarees.

For gifts and souvenirs you can explore Kanchi Anand Art Gallery, Queen Arts Emporium and other shops. Pick up intricate stone structures, fine temple jewellery, and artsy stuff for friends, family or yourself. Quick tip: We suggest bringing what you like back with you instead of getting it delivered to your city.


"Kanchipuram has few options for entertainment after dark. You can savour a meal at late-night restaurants, dance at popular nightclubs or share a drink with your friends at the best pubs; take a look!

Upper Deck: Perched on a small rocky surface, this restaurant offers a beautiful sea view with a cosy ambiance at night. Manned by only two waiters, this fancy restaurant offers delicious food from around the world.

Anchor Bar: This tropical-inspired pub serves exotic cocktails and fine wines. You must try the herb-based cocktails and the Chennai Pineapple Rasam, prepared with vanilla vodka, green cardamom, pineapple cubes and fresh lime.


"A sacred city with a festive vibe, Kanchipuram sees devotees pouring in all through the year. Some of the major festivals of Kanchipuram include:

Brahmotsavam: Held at the Varadaraja Temple on the occasion of Vaishakh Poornima, this festival celebrates Lord Varadaraja and his two consorts. The 10-day-long festival in May involves a ceremonial bath followed by a grand procession.

Naynar Uryavan: This festival is held in memory of the 63 Naynar Saints, with the idol of Lord Ekamranath carried around the city in a grand procession.

Devadhiraj Mahotsavam: This festival is celebrated once every 40 years atop the Athigiri Mountain. The idol of Lord Vishnu reclining upon his celestial serpent Shash Nag is put on display for 48 hours, drawing in several devotees to the mountain.

The Float Festival: Held during the months of February and November, the float festival is celebrated at the Varadaraja Temple.

The other festivals celebrated in Kachipuram include the Yaksha Festival, Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Pongal, Kamakshi Ammam Festival, Sankara Jayanti and Mahashivaratri.

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