Rameswaram

    Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for Ramanathaswamy Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site with ornate corridors, huge sculpted pillars and sacred water tanks. Devotees bathe in the waters of Agni Theertham, off the beach east of the temple. Gandamadana Parvatham is a hill with island views. A chakra (wheel) here is said to bear an imprint of Lord Rama’s feet.
     It is said that this is the place from where the Hindu god Rama built a bridge across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from her abductor Ravana. The Ramanathaswamy Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, is located at the centre of the town and is closely associated with Rama. The temple, along with the town, is considered a holy pilgrimage site for both Shaivas and Vaishnavas. Rameswaram is the closest point from which to reach Sri Lanka from India, and geological evidence suggests that the Rama Sethu was a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.

Location:

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Ideal for:

  • Sacred & Religious
  • Nature Loving

Places to Visit at Rameswaram

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple

 

Ramanathaswamy TempleRamanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. It is one of the 274 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where the three of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite saints), Appar, Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar, have glorified the temple with their songs. The presiding deity, the Lingam of Ramanathaswamy (Shiva), is believed to have been established and worshiped by Rama, an avatar of the god Vishnu, to absolve the sins created during the Ramayana war at Sri Lanka more…

  • Dhanushkodi Beach

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    Dhanushkodi Beach lies in the tip of the Rameswaram island. In this beach, the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean merges which is known as Arichal Munai in Tamil. Before 1964, Dhanushkodi was a busy city with lots of crowd. The Dhanushkodi Beach attracted thousands of tourists each day.

    Location: Dhanushkodi Beach  – click here to navigate to google maps
    Timings: 24 hours
    Visit Duration: up to 4 Hours
  • Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

Annai Indira Gandhi Road BridgeLocated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. It connects the National Highway (NH 49) with Rameswaram on Pamban Island. The bridge is 2.345km long. The road over the bridge is asphalted and is also known as the Pamban Bridge. It is the longest bridge in southern India. It took close to 14 years to be completed. The bridge is located in the world’s second most corrosive environment after Florida, making its maintenance a challenging job. The location is also a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone. The construction of this bridge has left many engineers wondering as it stands tall and strong even today. The ships too can pass under the bridge and hence it is most convenient means of commutation.

Location:    Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge click here to navigate to google maps

 

  • Pamban bridge

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Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India’s first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. The rail bridge is, for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double-leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. Till 1988, the Pamban bridge was the only surface transport that connected Tamil Nadu’s island of Rameswaram to the mainland.

Location:  Pamban Bridge click here to navigate to google maps

Places to Visit:

  • Rama Setu – ♥♥♥♥♥

  • Agnitheertham – ♥♥♥♥♥

  • Sea World Aquarium – ♥♥♥♥

  • Hanuman Temple – ♥♥♥♥

  • Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House – ♥♥♥♥

  • Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi – ♥♥♥♥

    Few more to visit:

  • Ariyaman Beach – ♥♥♥
  • Villoondi Tirtham – ♥♥♥
  • Gandhamadhana Parvatham – ♥♥♥
  • Water Bird Sanctuary – ♥♥♥
  • Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam – ♥♥♥

Things to do:

  • Water Sports
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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