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"Tamil Nadu's Ghost Town"

Dhanushkodi Tourism

Dhanushkodi is a small, sparsely populated beach town on the coast of Tamil Nadu. In the 1964, Dhanushkodi was hit by one of the worst storms India has ever seen. Ever since then, Tamil Nadu has rebuilt this town to become one of the most unique and unusual beach towns of India.

This small town redefines the term isolated. Cut off from the rest of the world, this town seems untouched by time. While the rest of India is vying to get ahead in the race for prosperity, this town seems frozen in history, reflecting it grandeur and beauty.

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History of Dhanushkodi

Historically, it is considered to be the point from where Lord Ram began the construction of the Ram Sethu. Later, it became a lively, bustling town. It shares the only land border between India and Sri Lanka. After the severe cyclone that hit the coast on 22nd December 1964, the place was declared a ghost town. Houses, transportation, shops, everything was wiped out. There was a massive loss of life. Hardly anybody lives there now. The eerily beautiful ruins attract tourists throughout the year.

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It is best to stay in Rameshwaram and make a day trip Dhanushkodi as there aren't any options for staying in Dhanushkodi.
One day plan - Reach Dhanushkodi by morning. Visit the beaches and if possible, hitch a ride on a fishing boat. Check out the remains of the old church near the seashore. Then, visit the mesmerising Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park. In the evening, check out the old Dhanushkodi railway station before winding up the trip.

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Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
The Dhanushkodi Beach
Adam's Bridge
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What is famous about Dhanushkodi?

Serene and pleasant. Breathtaking sights including excellent beach.

What is not so good about Dhanushkodi?

Limited options for staying and eating. A little cut off from mainland civilization.

Who should visit Dhanushkodi?

Dhanushkodi can be visited by backpackers, people looking to unwind and relax, and those interested in nature and photography.

What is the best time to visit Dhanushkodi?

The winter months from October to February are the best time to visit Dhanushkodi. The summer isn't very hot either. So if you aren't averse to the heat, then summer months are open as well. The monsoon months not only see frequent showers but also mild storms. The tourists, therefore, generally steer clear of Dhanushkodi from July to September.
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What is the local food in Dhanushkodi?

Eating Options in Dhanushkodi are very limited. Except for a few beach shacks and snack vendors, finding proper restaurants might become difficult. You can however easily travel to the nearby city of Rameshwaram. It is full of eating places, including multi cuisine dining options.
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What is the best way to reach Dhanushkodi?

There are no direct transport services to Dhanushkodi. You can reach there by bus or cab from Rameshwaram, the nearest town.
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What are the things to do in Dhanushkodi?

The top things to do in Dhanushkodi are Dhanushkodi Beach, Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Adam's Bridge, Pamban island, Church and Station Ruins, Ramar Patham temple. You can see all the places to visit in Dhanushkodi here

What are the places near Dhanushkodi?

The top places near to Dhanushkodi are Rameswaram which is 6 km from Dhanushkodi, Munnar which is located 267 km from Dhanushkodi, Pondicherry which is located 302 km from Dhanushkodi, Alleppey which is located 318 km from Dhanushkodi, Kodaikanal which is located 231 km from Dhanushkodi

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Sathya Murugan

6 years ago
Superb Atmosphere i like that
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Shreyas Kapoor

6 years ago
- Being prone to frequent mild storms, the weather is quite unpredictable. So make sure you're carrying rain coats, umbrellas and common medicines.

Magesh Chakravarthy

6 years ago
Take a camera without fail as Dhanushkodi is full of oceanic beauty ??
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