Heritage trip to Kanchipuram with Archaeologist, 1 day
The Pallava dynasty capped its capital for centuries around the town of Kanchi, more popularly known as Kancheepuram. The ancient city with number of temples, serves as a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site in TamilNadu. The city is also famous for its silk sarees, having a row of Silk merchants flanking the sides of Raja Veethi. Join us to explore heritage.
- Mesmerising narration by an young Archaeologist, unheard stories, unseen places. History, Archaeology, Mythology story telling.
- Visiting 7th Century Built monuments & temples – Ekambaranathar temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Varadharaja perumal temple, 7th-century Mamandur rock-cut caves and Kachabeswarar temple.
- Heritage house museum
- Watching silk weaving
- Tasting popular Kanchipuram Idli with mint chutney
And much more.
Price: Rs.2600 Per Adult. Please check with us for trip charges for children.
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High level plan: 1. Pay to register. 2. Get the confirmation, 3. Meet the curator at venue 4. Curated trip to monuments and temples given in ‘Places’ section.
- Travel in an AC Van
- Kanchipuram Idli with Mint Chutney, Veg Breakfast, Veg South Indian Meal Lunch, Snacks, Coffee / Tea.
- Archaeologist curated sightseeing as per plan
- All entry fees
- Camera / Video fees, All fess for Foreigner, Anything other than inclusions. Any cost related to optional spots / items.
Venue, Curator details, etc. will be shared once the registration is complete.
Sequence given is indicative. Itinerary is subject to change
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100% money will be refunded if KeyTerns is not doing the trip or if the guest informs the curator before 24 hours of trip start time.
- The curated trip will be conducted once a minimum of 6 persons register for the trip.
- Ekambaranathar Temple : Our trip starts after breakfast with Ekambaranathar Temple – “EK AAM”. Legend has it that Parvati devi did a penance under the temple’s ancient Mango tree near Vegavathi river. In order to test her, Shiva first send fire. Hearing Parvati’s prayers Vishnu helped cool down the tree and Parvathi. Shiva then send Ganga. On Parvati’s request, Ganga did not disturb her penance and Parvati made a Shiva Linga out of sand to get united with Shiva. Thus the God here came to be known as Ekambareswarar or “Lord of Mango Tree”.
- Jurahareshwarar Temple :
We now take you to another interesting temple “Jurahareshwarar Temple”, located right in the streets of Ekambarapuram, on the promenade linking Ekambaranathar temple from Rajaveethi. Also known as Airavatesvara temple, was built by the Pallavas around 8Th century C.E. It is well known for its architectural marvel and splendid vimana. Do not miss this warm temple, with a peaceful ambience, on the way back from ekambaranathar temple.
- Varadharaja Perumal Temple:
Sri Devaraja Swamy Temple, popularly known as Sri Varadarajar Temple is situated at the eastern corner of Kancheepuram. Lofty Gopurams and lengthy walls bear testimony to the fame of the temple. The height of East Gopuram is 125 feet; width 99 feet. The height of West Rajagopuram is 96 feet and width 92.5 feet. At the end of the Aswamedha yaga, the brightest and most beautiful Lord Varadarajar appeared along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi in Punniyakodi vimanam which came out of Yoga Agni (Holy Fire). On Lord Brahma’s request, Devarajaswami remained in the same from at this sacred place permanently and to give darshan to the pleasure of all living beings in the world.
- 7th-century Mamandur rock-cut caves:
- Kailasanathar Temple:
The temple was first of its kind of stone architecture as compared to others in Pallava that were stone carved or rock cut. The foundation made of granite withstands the load of the entire massive structure. With over 58 shrines made in niches of the compound wall, the temple stands out as an epitome of construction with sandstone. Pillars of the mandapa have statues of lions standing on their hind legs, symbolizing people not to harm the temple.
Magnificent temple has a good serial vision, that has to be experienced, rather being written.
So come down with us to enjoy this trip and know more about Kancheepuram – the temple town
– “Last weekend gone for a one day tour to Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram, an UNESCO Heritage Site, 7th Century Built monuments & temples. It was wonderfully organized by KeyTerns team Srini and Balaji. The trip was curated by Vijay, a young Archaeologist, who explained the Pallava kingdom history in-depth in an awesome way. Even though I have been to Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram earlier, But this trip was quite different. It was highly informative and so entertaining, learned loads of historical information about the Pallava kingdom, Mythology and their mind-blowing architectural style. Thanks and kudos to Keyterns team.” – Bala (http://casualwalker.com/pallava-kingdoms-mahabalipuram-mamallapuram-tour/)
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