Kanchipuram, situated close to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, is famous for its Kanchi, Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram Sarees. Traditional Sarees of both silk and cotton, their weaving quality is acknowledged as one of the finest in terms of texture, count and appearance.
Once a seat of learning today Kanchi or Kanchipuram is a hub of handloom textiles, producing a variety of silk and cotton sarees that is unique to the place, with the attractive designer versions finding their way into many a south Indian woman’s wardrobe. Kanchipuram is also known for its architectural splendors and the capital city during the rule of the Cholas and the Pandyas, had been beautified by royal patronage.
Chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India, it is truly a pride of India.