Located about 42 mi/68 km west of Chennai, Kanchipuram is one of seven sacred cities in India. It's dotted with the soaring spires of 1,000 temples, the most notable being the Ekambareswarar, or "One Mango," Temple.

Kanchipuram is famous for its hand-woven silk, and many shops and and outlets offer silk at bargain prices.

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