Monday, January 2, 2017

Kanchi Kudil, Kanchipuram

Kanchi Kudil, Kanchipuram
Kanchi Kudil was born of a desire to turn ancestral property into a place of tourist interest, that tourists may get a feel of the life as lived in a historic place as Kanchipuram. While temples and monuments index the cultural life of a city, the real soul of a place is to be found in its people and their homes. It is located at Sangeetha Vidwan Nainar Pillai Street (Old Putheri Street) Kancheepuram.  The Tourist gets a feel of the classical living of life in a historic place like Kancheepuram. Craft exhibition and live demo by artisans are arranged during peak tour seasons to attract overseas tourists.

This is a 90-year-old house, authentic in old-style architecture and functionality. It affords a glimpse of the life of an agricultural family in a small town - the master's room, room for the women and children, room for the gods, open-to-sky courtyards, Verandahs, the backyard with agricultural implements. Added features are descriptions on the history of Kanchipuram and its temples, traditional music as backdrop and a stock of exquisite handicrafts for the tourist to buy. Another striking feature of old houses in South India is this Kolam. It is a decorative painting, often done in front of the houses and in few cases, also within the houses.

Craft exhibition and live demonstrations by craftsmen and artisans will be arranged during peak tour seasons. Tourists can shop handicrafts and can try hygienically prepared South Indian dry snacks. At the rear end of the house is located a modern block of toilets for men and women, maintained absolutely clean to five star standards, and enough to cater to coachloads of tourists at a time.

Kanchi Kudil,
53A, Sangeetha Vidwan Nainar Pillai Street (Old Putheri Street),
Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu
Phone: +91 – 44 – 27227680

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