Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kanchipuram, City of Thousand Temples

Kanchipuram (State: Tamil Nadu) is located at a distance of 75 kms from Chennai. This city was the capital of the rulers of Cholas and Pallava between the 6th and 8th centuries had over a thousand temples. But now only hundred are still around and all of them are worth a visit.

Apart from its temples, this small town is also famous for best silk and cotton sar
ees woven from pure mulberry silk in the country.

Some of the temples that I have seen here are:

We shall explore this place in more details.

55 comments:

Team G Square said...

Wonderful collage and waiting for more images .

Zuzana said...

Love your beuatiful postcard like collage today.;))
xoxo

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

My favorite place...! If you go little bit interior part, can enjoy the real beauty of village and greenary...! Thanks for the post.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

What a great collage of photos you have created! Kind regards, Philip

Jeevan said...

I had been to couple of these temple, which i couldn't remember since visited very long back. Nice capture.

Krishna said...

Hi

good photos and narration

thanks for sharing

ladyfi said...

What delightful places to visit!

Walk in New York said...

beau montage, les temples sont tres beaux

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Pearl Maple said...

fabulous to see the way these buildings have stod the test of time, just like good silk, what a treat to get to see them up close

Gary said...

Still a great tour you have going. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous temples and such peaceful, clear skies! Wonderful captures as always, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Great captures and collage!
Happy sky watching!

Liz said...

Wonderful shots.

Have a terrific weekend.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Joyful said...

Nice collage :-)

ewok1993 said...

that would be in anyone's destination if temples are on the top of their must visit list. hope i'd get lucky and visit india someday, in the mean time i'm thankful for all the sneak peeks of what awaits every visitor.

Irene said...

Lovely shots ... Have a great weekend!

Kim, USA said...

Those are gorgeous. So much to see and explore!
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Carver said...

That's amazing that there were once over a thousand temples there. Even a hundred is a lot and good that they remain.

clairz said...

Imagine--over a thousand temples. This is a very nice collage. Happy SWF!

magiceye said...

cool collage!

Nisha said...

Kanchipuram is indeed city of thousand temples. :-)

bracomfotografie said...

Great captures and collage!
have a nice weekend

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful
happy SWF

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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temples and mosaic. There is much to explore in India! thansk for sharing.

Halie said...

Your photos are really lovely.

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Ash said...

Marvellous architecture. That dome is stunning!

Kirigalpoththa said...

City of thousand temples! Got to be very interesting place..

Vinni said...

Kanchipuram Saree is what Kanchipuram reminds me of, nice collage. Truly south India has so many beautiful temples and all worth seeing

Louis la Vache said...

Having 100 temples in a city is amazing enough, but having 1000 is breathtaking!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Only a hundred temples???? You are so funny. It could take months to go through them all, right?

Nice montage!

alicesg said...

Your country is rich in history and culture. Very beautiful collage.

Genie said...

This is a beautiful collage and another wonderful architectural masterpiece of your county. It is so sad so few are still standing.

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful mosaic, wonderful architecture.

Leovi said...

Beautiful mosaic with excellent pictures of these impressive temples. Have a great weekend!

Indrani said...

Yes, a great place.

Rekha said...

Lovely mosaic ...makes me proud of the land of my origin...lovely shots.

Pietro said...

Wonderful collage, the temples are always so fascinating and amazing.

Rizalenio said...

Wow! These are all wonderful temples. Will try to visit these also. Hopefully, very soon.

eden said...

Beautiful collage. Love it.

Have a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

Lovely photo series!

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Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

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BLOGitse said...

Beautiful, sunny series of shots...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You've shared a wonderful cultural experience for us visitors to your blog today. Excellent.

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Have a glorious Sunday!! Stop by to visit if you can find time. Your company is always welcomed.

Rajlakshmi said...

beautiful temples... and thats a lovely collage. I must visit it someday.

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Spiderdama said...

That must be a wonderful city! Great collage:-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful collage Rajesh! Thanks again as always for sharing your wonderful travels. I bet that silk is a treasure for sure.

Vee said...

How interesting that this one place is home to so many treasures. Please also share some of the textiles that you mentioned. I'm sure that they are exquisite.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a wonderful place of beauty and history!!! Great photos!!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Such beautiful temples, what a fantastic mosaic!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Having joined Mosaic Monday this week I am now enjoying blog hopping around the world admiring everyone else's beautiful photography and gaining inspiration. It cheers me when so much of the world around us is in turmoil for one reason or another.

So interesting to see places I know nothing about.

Mary said...

Oh, I always love to come here and see the beautiful buildings that you visit. These are truly fabulous -- like something out of a story. thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

lovely mosaic. V

Pamela said...

Enjoyed my visit with you today. The collage was interesting. A beautiful place. Love to see it in person, but you made it come alive.

Pamela

Arti said...

Wonderful collage of a truly enchanting place!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this old city of temples.