Kanchipuram Hotels – Stay at the City of a Thousand Temples  

by Pool Builders on 02-05-2012 in Articles

Kanchipuram is known as €the City of a Thousand Temples". The distance from Kanchipuram to Chennai is just around 75 km. All through its history, Kanchipuram has been a major center of spirituality and learning. It was one of the €Ghatikasthalalm€ or centers of learning in Ancient India. Kanchipuram is one of the Seven Holiest Cities in India for Hindus.

Kanchipuram was the Capital of the Pallava Rulers of this region from the First to the Ninth Century. It is one of the oldest cities in the country. This city has so many beautiful temples, that it is not possible to visit all of them on a day's visit.

Kanchipuram is a city of many facets. It is a temple town, an ancient center of learning, a silk textile center and a historical site. Stay in one of the many Kanchipuram hotels and explore this region at your leisure. The following are two Kanchipuram Resorts.

Shelter Beach Resorts

Shelter Beach Resorts is located well away from the city, tucked amidst mango and coconut trees. The resort is 30 km away from Chennai and 16 km from Mahabalipuram. It is so near the sea, you can watch the fishermen's boats bobbing up and down as they approach the shore.

Accommodation: The Hotel provides accommodations in three categories €" Standard Rooms, Coastal Cottages and Deluxe Coastal Cottages. The rooms have attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Other amenities include Telephone, Television, Person Safes and 24-Hour Room Service.

Dining

€ Samudhra: This multi-cuisine restaurant serves Mexican, Chinese and Indian Fare.

€ Bay View: This seaside restaurant specializes in seafood.

€ Poker: The Bar. It offers a wide choice of select liquors.

Other Facilities and Services: The resort has a range of conference halls. Their capacities range from 30 to 200 people. The lush green lawn can host social gatherings of up to a 1000 people.

Other facilities include Back-up Power Generator, Business Centre, Car Parking, Fitness Club, Swimming Pool and a Kids Pool.

Balaji Resort

Balaji Resort is located on the National Highway to Bangalore. This eco-friendly resort is set in tranquil surroundings. It is located 35 km from the Chennai Airport and 40 km from the Chennai Railway Station. The resort offers therapies that rejuvenate the mind and body. It also offers opportunities for several outdoor recreational activities. Sprawled over 10 acres of land, it is an ideal destination for nature lovers and those who want a break from the monotony of city life.

Accommodation: The hotel has 160 rooms in several categories including Deluxe Rooms, Rustic Rooms, Suites and Cottages. All the rooms have attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water. The other room facilities include Direct Dial Telephones, Television, Mini Fridge, Free Newspaper and 24-Hour Room Service.

Dining

€ Peacock: This is a multi-cuisine restaurant
€ Lotus: Poolside Restaurant.
€ Knock Out Bar: The well stocked bar serves a range of fine liquor.

Other Facilities and Services: Airport transfer, credit card facility, banquet hall, broadband facility, car parking, conference hall, courier mail service, doctor-on-request, Fax, laundry service, money exchange facility, safe deposit with cashier, swimming pool, car rental service and travel desk service.

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