If you are searching for a quiet recluse, Pamban Island is your go-to place. With luxurious beaches and the skyline dotted with tall coconut trees, this little island lies between the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka. It forms the Rameshwaram taluk of the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. This island is separated from the mainland by the Pamban channel. Pamban is not only about religion, but it is also a nature lover's paradise. The island overlooks the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
Pamban Island is also known as Rameshwaram Island and houses one of the most famous pilgrimages in India - Rameswaram. Thousands of people from not only India but from all over the world come to visit the place from where Lord Ram had built the bridge to Sri Lanka to save his wife, Sita. Apart from being the part of a legend, this famous town of Pamban has the one-of its kind Ramanathaswamy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Pamban Island had had various rulers in the past including Ragendra Chola, Jaffna rulers etc. before it was invaded by the Turks, Mughals and of course the British. But it has still managed to hold on to its heritage and individuality. After 1947 Pamban became a part of independent India. Over the years, Pamban has become a popular holiday destination with much potential to improve its tourism further.
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