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"The Bridge on the Indian Ocean"

Rameshwaram Tourism

Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India and is located on a beautiful island. It is separated by a small Pamban channel from Sri Lanka. According to the Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka.

Rameshwaram is located on a beautiful island in the lower side of India. Lord Shiva too is worshipped in this place. Renowned for its magnificent prakaras with massive sculptured pillars on either side, The Ramanathaswamy Temple houses the longest corridor in the world. Agniteertham is famous for its sacred waters and Pilgrims perform poojas in honour of their ancestors at this seashore. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple holds the floating stone which was used to build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka.

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Named after Lord Ram, Rameswaram is a living memoir of The Ramayana. A beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, Rameswaram attracts a lot of tourists round the year for its natural beauty and religious importance. While the several temples and 'tirthams' instil our belief in the stories of the Ramayana we have heard since our childhood, the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the mysterious ambience of this coastal town turns on the explorer in us. Separated from the mainland by the Pambam channel, a ride to this 'Dham' of Hindu belief, along the Pambam Bridge is an experience you are sure to cherish all your life.

Rameswaram offers delicious and elaborate South-Indian platters and Thalis which are mostly vegetarian. One does, however find a number of non-vegetarian preparations in the hotels here as well as a wide range of seafood prepared by the people here. The other local favorites that one must try, include Filter Coffee, Cuttle fish, Crab meat, Baby octopus, Keema Vadas, Rasam, Sambhar, Idli, Vada, Dosa and more. You also find North-Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines in the area.

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Day 1 - Start of your sightseeing with the famous Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, Five faced Hanuman Temple, Ramjharokha Temple and the mysterious Dhanushkodi.
Day 2 - Start off your day with a glass boat ride along Pambam bridge or trek to Gandhamadhana Parvatam.
Day 3 - You may visit the water bird Sanctuary in Ramanathapuram. You can also visit the home of former President Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. For people interested in water sports, there are a few water sports activities like snorkelling and windsurfing available in Holy Island Beach Rameswaram.

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Rameshwaram Reviews

10 months ago by ter leenm

Pamban bridge, beautiful veiw near Rameswaram

10 months ago by Devyani Chandra

- Beware of pickpocketting.

10 months ago by Arka Das

Take a bus from Temple and reach Dhanushkodi. From there take a matador type car which costs around 150-160 INR head. Though a new road is under construction and hopefully will be operational by next year. Please visit the place early in the day to avoid the heat over the sands. The water and other stuffs near beach are a bit expensive.

Review for Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach, Rameswaram

10 months ago by Arka Das

It's just next to the temple gate. Near to the ghat launch service is there. For about 30 minutes it takes 60 INR and is open till 5-5:30pm. And from religious angle bath at this ghat is a must. Next to the ghat Changing rooms for women are available at a very reasonable cost. Lockers for keeping ur bags are available on minimum charge of 10INR.

Review for Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

10 months ago by Arka Das

Just 15km from the main temple area. Take a bus or book any car or auto. Just do a research about the train timings crossing the bridge and be available much before the time with your camera. Besides the bridge, the fishing boats on the water looks damn beautiful.

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  What's Great?

Natural beauty, less crowded.

  What's not so Great?

Extremely hot in summers.

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Being one of the 'Char Dham', Rameswaram is usually visited by pilgrims for all over India. The coastal town is also perfect for adventure lovers and explorers mainly from the cities in South India.

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  • Hyatt Place Rameswaram

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  • Hotel Rameswaram Grand

    INR 2,450 /night onwards

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    INR 1,000 /night onwards

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How to Reach Rameshwaram

If travelling by flight, the nearest Airport is in Madurai which is 174 km away from Rameswaram. Indian Airlines connect Madurai with Chennai, Thiruchi, Bangalore and Mumbai. This temple town is al... (Read More)

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