Kanchipuram is located on the north east coast of Tamil Nadu. It is 70 kms from Chennai. The closest airport is the Chennai International Airport which is a 2 hrs drive. As per the census held in 2001, this city has a population of 152,984.
During summer, the temperature ranges from 21.1 degrees Celsius to 36.6 degrees Celsius. In the winter season, the temperature varies from 19.8 degrees Celsius to 28.7 degrees Celsius. The ideal time to visit this place is from September to May. This city was also called as Kachiampathi and Kachi in the past. The city is situated on the banks of the river, Palar.
It is reputed for the silk sarees and temples. The sarees are hand made from pure mulberry silk and decorated with a fine gold thread and borders. Every woman in South India seeks to own a Kanjivaram saree and add appraise their wardrobe by having atleast one such saree in their collection.
These sarees are also regarded highly in North India.
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