TripAdvisor Reviews Tamil Nadu Kanchipuram
Travel Blogs from Kanchipuram
... seems to be for an old 'sage-like' person dressed like a holy man or women to come up and automatically involve you in a ritual of some kind before asking for 500 rupees. First an old women puts seeds in my hand and we throw them into the water - I give her 100 not what she asks for. In another temple an old man with terrible English automatically takes me on a 'guided tour' grabbing my arm. After dozens of photos I say I have enough and he looks appalled so ...
... to be organizing the lines, saw I clearly was a fish out of water, and decided to help me. He told me about the gold on the temple, some of the carving of the gods and where I should go next. His help earned him $5.00. Worth every penny. I left the inner place, feeling shaky and relieved that it was over and yet wanting more. I couldn't really get into the meditation of it all, but I could see why daily Hindus go through the temples and observe these rituals to remind them ...
... the small dyke, we are confronted with he raucous chorus of hundreds, thousands of nesting birds - giant storks, heron and pelican; spoonbills and darters and ibis - waking up on their mangrove roosts, the closest separated from us by just ten metres of still, fertalised water. The noise is phenomenal; the stretching and flapping of stork wings; the slapping, clapping of pelican beaks; the chattering of heron and cormorant and egret and ibis. How could we not hear ...
... us around. The presentation of the sarees were fantastic and selections are within our budget. I bought 3 sarees for mum and my sister while Meg & Perima bought sarees for themselves.
Funny thing was Meg had her eye on a black & orange saree but she didnt get it. That same night, Francis & I went back to the same saree place, bought the black & orange saree and surprised Meg. Her reaction to it...priceless!!!
... guru of Thiruporur Adhinam Srimad Chidambara Swamy who was an ardent worshipper of "Madurai Meenakshi Amman" had a vision of the Goddess bidding him to build a temple for Lord Muruga at Thiruporur. This happened when the savant challenged the Goddess that he would not eat until she graced him with her vision. Many ...
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487, Gandhi Road, Kanchipuram | 3 star hotelfrom $45
275, East Coast Road, Kanchipuram | 3 star hotelfrom $63
No. 65/66, Nellukara Street, Kanchipuram | Hotelfrom $22
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Kanchipuram | Hotelfrom $4