is a pleasant rural town. The people are villagers. Generally they
are not aware of their own great town. Visitor is always a respectable
guest to them. They are usually very kind to visitors.
Appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes you may find a man dressed
in the simplest South Indian dhoti and shirt, riding down the road
on a bicycle, but never be sure regarding his wealth. Most of the
city's millionaires lead that kind of life. They are very down to
earth personality but some of them are making habit of leading a
luxurious life. A car is not so necessary for the veterans of the
city's centuries-old silk industry. Inside the not-so-impressive
house you see on a side street, you might find a bunch of handlooms
running round the clock, earning up to a few hundred rupees every
hour. Still, the bicyclist millionaire has all the time on earth
when a visitor stops him and asks for directions and suggestions.
As it goes with any part of rural India, women can be quite shy
and may not appreciate a stranger stopping them to ask for directions
or any form of help, especially if the stranger is not a woman.
Avoid them. Don't get unnerved if they neglect you. It's not that
they hate you. That is their nature to shy.
They do prefer English or Tamil. You find many of the people
Throughout the year it is the same heat ranging between 28
C and 39 C. Rain occasionally.
About 75% of Kanchipuram's population is dependent on the Silk Saree
industry. The Kanchipuram Silk Saree is hand-woven with dyed silk
yarn with interleaved designs made with 'Jari'. Jari is a Silk thread
twisted with a thin Silver wire and then gilded with pure Gold.
The silk thread used for weaving Kanchipuram Sarees is made up of
three single threads twisted together. The Kanchipuram saree is
a fine piece of art.