Swarajya Heritage Tour To Kanchipuram, The City Of Thousand Temples

by Swarajya Staff - Jan 29, 2019 06:11 PM +05:30 IST
Swarajya Heritage Tour To Kanchipuram, The City Of Thousand TemplesKailasanatha Temple, Kanchipuram (Bikash Das/WikiCommons)
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  • Come, join us as we explore Pallava architectural grandeur on a three-day tour of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.

For the devout, there is the divine at every nook and corner, for those with a nose for the past, history stands there in all its grandeur and diversity, for those who seek to capture it all in their lenses, the town has more frames than one can imagine. Kanchipuram is one city that one can never have enough of, for there is so much to it.

Not just was it home to all major faiths - Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Jainism, Buddhism, which blossomed in all their glory, most of the temples of this ‘city of thousand temples’, be it ancient or new, are living (functional) temples to this day.

The Pallavas, the Cholas, the Vijayanagara empire, all these majestic kingdoms left their imprints in time on this city in the form of the matchless pieces of temple architecture.

Not for nothing have poets described the city as, “Pushpeshu jati, purusheshu Vishnu; narishu Rambha, nagareshu Kanchi”. Of cities, it is Kanchi, the grand capital of the Pallavas. And the Pallavas’ patronage of architecture is best testified by the grandeur of the matchless Shore temple at Mahabalipuram.

So come, join us on a three-day tour of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram this February and be awed by the ancient cosmopolitan.

Add to that, we have epigraphist, architect, conservationist, painter, temple connoisseur and historian Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan who will unfold the tales that are embedded in these magnificent structures taking one back in time to relive its glorious past.

Details of this trip are available here.

Looking forward to having you on board.

Dates: 14 February - 17 February

Duration: 3 Nights 3 Days

Departure: Bengaluru

Cost: Rs 14,999

Contact: heritage@swarajyamag.com; +91- 9632138005

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