Kanchipuram Temples & Silk Saree Weaving, Day Trip From Chennai

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels in chennai
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Kanchipuram silk tour is a daytrip from Chennai to meet the legendary Kanchipuram silk saree weavers. On offer is a unique experience of the fine art of making silk sarees which are a cultural icon in this part of the world. We will also visit 2 ancienttemples from the 7th-8th century AD, to appreciate the magnificent Pallava style architecture


Small group ensures personal service

Led by a local guide

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Pass By: Five Senses Tours, Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu

Tour orientation

Stop At: Kailasanathar Temple

Kanchipuram was the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Pallavas. The Pallavas were instrumental in the transition from rock-cut architecture to stone temples. We visit Kailasanathar temple of Pallava dynasty to appreciate these architectural wonders built in the 7th century by by Pallava king Rajasimha known as Narasimhavarman II. The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is famous for its magnificent Vimana, the gopuram over the Sanctum Sanctorum. It speaks volumes of architectural beauty that flourished in the reign of Pallava King.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is one of the five major Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element - Earth. The other four temples in this category are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara (water), Chidambaram Natarajar (ether), Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire) and Kalahasti Nathar (wind).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Next in our agenda is to meet the legendary Silk Saree Weavers of Kanchipuram.
Kanchipuram is renowned for its magnificent Silk Sarees. Silk Sarees are a cultural icon in South India. Ranging in length from 6-9 yards, these Sarees are worn by women during auspicious occasions like a wedding or a birthday. There are more than 5000 families who are into the business of silk weaving. The sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread.
The traditional loom is an incredible machine used by the silk weavers to magically convert the silk threads into a beautiful Kanchipuram Silk Saree.
We will visit one such Weaver and it will be a memorable experience.
It will be a fascinating experience to see how the sarees are weaved from pure mulberry silk thread.

Duration: 1 hour


Transportation by private car (if option selected)

Rental of your Royal Enfield motorcycle, includes fuel & helmet (if option selected)

Private guide


Entry/Admission - Kailasanathar Temple

Entry/Admission - Ekambareshvara Temple

Entry/Admission - Kanchipuram



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Since we will be visiting temples, the dress code is covering knees and shoulders

Minimum age is 18 years

A valid international driving license for riding motorcycle in India is required (if option selected)

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Jun-2016

    Lovely experience visiting Kanchi on a Royal Enfield bike. Vijay did a great job of leading the ride, ensuring smooth exit from the maddening Chennai traffic and getting us a peek into rich culture. Loved the traditional meal sappatu at the farm and of course meeting the silk weavers.
    Kancheepuram was the historical capital of the imperial Pallavas and a centre for Dravidian culture offering exposure to traditions of both vaishnavites and shaivites, two important branches of Hinduism.
    Kancheepuram is well-known for silk sarees. Working for 12 hours every day, a weaver can produce just about three silk sarees in a month making sarees expensive and limiting the demand. According to the weaver we met, the art might die with his generation, as next generation do not want to get into the weaving trade. Too bad. Go experience the intricate art of Kanchi silk weaving while it lasts.

  • 06-Jun-2016

    It was the most fun filled riding the Royal Enfield motorbikes through the farms which was further enhanced by seeing up close a day in the life of a farmer and the use of organic means and bio gas as fuel for farming instead of fossil fuels. All this made possible by the fantastic team of 5sensestours.com.