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Tourist Info

Vedanthangal :


It is one of the major Water Bird Sanctuaries in India. It is situated at a distance of 48 Kms from Kanchipuram. Cormorants, Egrets, Grey Herons, Night Herons, Open-Billed Storks, Darters, Ibises, Spoonbills, Grebes, Pelicans, Garganey Teals, Shovellers, Pintails, Stilts, Sandpipers are some the birds which arrive here during season (October - March) and best time to watch them is in the early morning or in the evenings between 3pm and 6pm. Along the lake bund there is a 24' high observation area commanding a panoramic view of the sanctuary.

Muttukkadu :


Muttukkadu is an ideal picnic spot in Kanchipuram. Wind Surfing, Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boat, Row Boat etc., are available for the public. It is located at a distance of 80 Kms from Kanchipuram, and is a good place to get away for a day. The backwaters of Muttukkadu have been developed by the Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation to serve as a picnic spot and a centre for water sports. Training and demonstration programmes are organised for beginners.

Thiruvannamalai :

It is a temple town situated at a distance of 112 Kms from Kanchipuram. An important Shiva temple is situated at the foot hill of a hillock. The Arunachaleeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lingodbhava. It is attractive because of its impressive architecture and sculptures. During the Karthigai Deepam festival celebrated in November-December, a huge fire is lit at the top of the hill and devotees flock the temple and the Ramana Maharishi Ashram, which is another attraction.

Mamallapuram :


Mamallapuram, situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal is an ancient sea-side town. The Pallava art at this place emphasises robust earthly beauty, imbibed with life. The Pallavas have created many marvellous monuments sculptural panels, caves, monolithic chariots and sculptured temples in stone. Mythological episodes, epic battles, demons, gods, animals, all are vividly depicted on the wall sculptures, and all are breathtaking real and artistic. These monumental splendours and the sunny beach attract tourists from all over the world.


The devotees of the temple and the natives of the town celebrate a festival every year with street processions which spans 10 days, called Brahmmotsavam. Of these 10 days, the 6th, 7th and 10th day of the festival are celebrated in a grand manner. The 6th day function is celebrated on a grand scale every year by the Brahmin Community Trust. At the request of the Vedapureeswara temple authorities, the devotees formed the Brahmin Community Trust in order to celebrate the 6th day function. Devotees across the world patronize the trust for the 6th day function.

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