Private Tour: Day Trip to Kanchipuram Temple City from Chennai
Discover a mix of India's religious culture and architectural heritage on this private tour to Kanchipuram, ‘The City of Thousand Temples,’ from Chennai.
Dedicated to Vishnu, this enormous monument was built by the Vijayanagars and is among the most impressive of Kanchipuram’s temples. It has a beautifully sculptured ‘1000-pillared’ hall (only 96 of the original 1000 remain) as well as a marriage hall commemorating the wedding of Vishnu and Lakshmi. One of the temple’s most notable features is a huge chain carved from a single piece of stone which can be seen at each corner of the mandapam . The temple is supposedly the place to go to receive cures from lizard-related illnesses thanks to twin silver and gold-plated reptiles that crawl over the temple ceiling, where they devour platinum cockroaches (kidding).
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