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If you are a fanatic of silk saris, you definitely must have heard about the town of Kanchipuram which is famous for its silk saris. Situated near the capital of Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram boasts of a number of magnificent temples, which are of great historical importance. Also known as the city of thousand temples, Kanchipuram is also popular for its rich cultural heritage as it attracts tourists and devotees from all over the world. If you are in Chennai, paying a visit to Kanchipuram can be very fruitful. If you are planning a trip from Chennai to Kanchipuram, here’s some help with how you can reach it. Also Read - Road Trip: Here's How You Can Reach Kodaikanal From Chennai by Road
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The temple city of Kanchipuram is around 72 kms away from Chennai. Taking traffic into account, you should be able to reach Kanchipuram within two hours if you plan to drive. To reach Kanchipuram, you can take the Ponamallee High Road and then take the National Highway No 4 (NH4) to Attuputhur. Turn right next to Mahalakshmi Traders onto Hospital Rd/MDR791 Pass. Take the first left onto Gandhi Rd/Kamarajar Salai/Kancheepuram – Chengalpattu Rd/State Highway 58.
The great thing about Chennai is that it is very well connected to other cities in the state by a strong network of buses. One can always take a bus for Kanchipuram from Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus (CMBT) aka Koyembedu. Both AC and non-AC buses are available at your service. The frequency of buses to Kanchipuram is once in every 20 minutes, which makes travelling hassle-free and enjoyable. One can also board a bus to Kanchipuram from the Tambaram bus stand, which is close to Chennai Airport.