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Places Near Kanchipuram

If you want to venture out and visit the nearby places from Kanchipuram, you have a choice of the following:

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is approximately 60 km away from Kanchipuram. It is a 30 hectare park with lake visited by over 1,00,000 migratory birds every year making it one of the largest bird sanctuaries in India. The variety of birds include Herons, Darters, Spoonbills, Pelicans, Sandpipers, White Ibis, Cormorants,Blue winged teals and Swans. The best time to see a majority of these birds is between November and February.

Sriperumpudhur , 29 kms away from Kanchipuram is an important pilgrim destination for Viashnavites. The birth place of Saint Ramanujar, the Father of Visishtadvaida philosophy of Vaishnavism, Sriperumpudhur attracts pilgrims every year. A memorial for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi also stands here.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur is the largest zoological garden in India and one of the largest in South Asia. Approximately 35 km from Kanchipuram, the park is spread over 1260 acres and is said to house over 170 species of reptiles, mammals and birds.

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