Kanchipuram, the temple town is the district headquarters of Kanchipuram District. Kanchipuram is called city of thousand temples. Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas during the 7th - 9th centuries. Kanchipuram is famous for hand-woven silk fabrics and saris.Highest quality silk and pure gold thread is used for weaving.
Kanchipuram district is situated on the north-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, adjacent Chennai city. It is bounded in the west by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai district, in the north by Thiruvallur district and Chennai district, in the south by Villupuram district, in the east by Bay of Bengal. It lies between 11° 00' to 12° 00' North latitudes and 77° 28' to 78° 50' East longitudes.