Chennai to Kanchipuram

Chennai to Kanchipuram distance is 72 kms and its takes approx 2 hrs by road. Out of the 2 reviews shared by travellers, 100% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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"Road trip with amazing experiences!!"

Posted 2 Jun

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

Fabulous it was!! Real fun, with amazing experiences. Exploring new places is always fun to me. Adding memories is what I call that tour to. Damn awesome. Need to go once more. If there can be one more added trip to south. Road trip. Or long- drive that too with my girl. That's what I really want to do.




"One hour journey by road "

Posted 4 Aug

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

Chennai to Kanchipuram maximum distance is 80 km only, so we took our vista car. Road facility was very good and it takes only one hour to reach the distance.

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Journey Overview

How to reach Kanchipuram from Chennai -

By Bus – Chennai to Kanchipuram buses are available in plenty. Chennai to Kanchipuram distance of around 82 km has to be covered by bus. It will take 1 hour for the travel to Kanchipuram from Chennai by bus. If you just want a break from the city, catch a bus to and fro and you can have day out to see the sights of Kanchipuram.

By Train – Direct Chennai to Kanchipuram trains is not available. A train can be taken from Chennai to Chengalpattu from where another train can be taken to Kanchipuram. This is a convenient way to cover the Chennai to Kanchipuram distance.

By Flight – Chennai to Kanchipuram flights is not available. Instead of opting for a Chennai to Kanchipuram flight, it is better to take a bus or cab to reach Kanchipuram. If you’re preparing for a big wedding and travelling to Kanchipuram to stock up on saris, then the easiest way to travel would be by car with a reliable driver.

By Cab/Car – Cab service is always available from Chennai to Kanchipuram. An approximate time of 1 hour and 40 minutes will be taken when travelling from Chennai to Kanchipuram by car. Distance from Chennai to Kanchipuram is around 75 km when travelling via Kanchipuram-Chennai road.

Kanchipuram – A City of Temples

Fondly known as Kanchi, Kanchipuram is situated at a distance of 72 km from Chennai. The city has been under prolonged British rule and is situated on the banks of River Vegavathy.

Things to Do

Kanchipuram is famous for its temples and sightseeing in Kanchipuram includes visits to the Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple and Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple. Also remember to visit the holy Chembarambakkam Lake.Lined with temples, nightlife in the city has a different meaning altogether. A number of temples hold aartis that go on till early morning hours.Kanchipuram, being a holy city, has a number of vegetarian food options available at its various restaurants and small dhabas. These places serve hearty meal portions of delectable dishes.


Hotels in Kanchipuram range from budget hotels to home stays. A few dharamshalas are also situated in the area, where tourists can have a comfortable stay.

Return: Kanchipuram to Chennai

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 715
Toyota Qualis 11 715
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 780
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 780
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 845
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Travel by Train

Shatabdi Exp (12027) Origin: Chennai Central
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17:30 19:03
Dhn Alappuzha E (13351) Origin: Dhanbad Junction
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03:25 05:50
Mfp Ypr Express (15228) Origin: Muzaffarpur Junction
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04:15 06:23
Dbrg Sbc Express (15902) Origin: Dibrugarh
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04:30 06:50
Alleppey Exp (16041) Origin: Chennai Central
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20:45 22:33

Top Sightseeing in Kanchipuram

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Recommended for Family Vacation

"It is a memorial graveyard or samidhi sthal of those 855 soldiers who sacrificed their liv... Read More - Rizwanuddin

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"Excellent temple with coolers installed in it , specially required in this hot summer. Be... Read More - PARESH NISSAR

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"Ekambareswar Temple is one of the Panch Bhoota Kshetras. Here Shiva represents earth. The ... Read More - Sunil Reddy Mayreddy

Recommended for Religious

" The Most Suitable Space for any business event, exhibition and conference. It was set up ... Read More - Rizwanuddin

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