Explore a medieval kingdom’s capital and visit its renowned sari makers on this all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from your Chennai hotel, travel by private vehicle or your own motorcycle to Kanchipuram. Stop by two architecturally significant 7th-century temples before immersing yourself in the craft of sari-making. Meet a weaver and see how traditional looms are used to transform mulberry threads into gorgeous garments.
Experience the beautiful medieval city of Kanchipuram on a day trip
Watch as traditional sari makers turn threads into gorgeous silk garments
Visit the important 7th-century temples built by the Pallava dynasty
Choose between a motorcycle or private vehicle and enjoy pickup/drop-off
Lovely experience visiting Kanchi on a Royal Enfield bike. Vijay did a great job of leading the ride, ensuring smooth exit from the maddening Chennai traffic and getting us a peek into rich culture. Loved the traditional meal sappatu at the farm and of course meeting the silk weavers.
Kancheepuram was the historical capital of the imperial Pallavas and a centre for Dravidian culture offering exposure to traditions of both vaishnavites and shaivites, two important branches of Hinduism.
Kancheepuram is well-known for silk sarees. Working for 12 hours every day, a weaver can produce just about three silk sarees in a month making sarees expensive and limiting the demand. According to the weaver we met, the art might die with his generation, as next generation do not want to get into the weaving trade. Too bad. Go experience the intricate art of Kanchi silk weaving while it lasts.
It was the most fun filled riding the Royal Enfield motorbikes through the farms which was further enhanced by seeing up close a day in the life of a farmer and the use of organic means and bio gas as fuel for farming instead of fossil fuels. All this made possible by the fantastic team of 5sensestours.com.