Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is a city of around 160,000 people.
From Kanchipuram, Chennai is 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast from here and Bengaluru is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the west.
The Kanchipuram area is a dream come true for those who love places with historic significance particularly for those with an interest in religious buildings. Some of the most popular are the Kamakshi Amman Temple, the Kailsanatha Temple and the Ekambareshvara Temple. Relax in the quiet spaces, admire the design and learn about the past in these special buildings.