The city of temples and the administrative capital of the Kanchipuram District is the city Kanchipuram situated on the banks of the Veghavathy River.The city is 75 Km away from Chennai and is well connected to the other major cities in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by the network of Highways. It is recognized as ‘Silk City’ or city of thousand temples. It was the power center of the Pallava Kingdom. As the Kings were patronizing the art and culture to a greater extent, Kanchipuram flourished with civilization and culture. The economy of this district headquarters is mainly reliant on well-established handloom and tourism industry. Kanchipuram is also called as the Silk City for its world famous hand loomed silk sarees especially the wedding collections.
River: The Palar River is the most important river running throughout the district. Wells and tanks are the majorsources of irrigation over here. Guide service: Tourist Guides well-versed and speaking different languages such as French,English, Italy, German, and Spanish, require to be sent from state capital Chennai, depending upon on their availability.