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Rameswaram

"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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The Island of epics

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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Rameshwaram

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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Suggested Itinerary for Rameshwaram

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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FAQs on Rameshwaram

What is famous about Rameswaram?

Natural beauty, less crowded.

What is not so good about Rameswaram?

Extremely hot in summers.

Who should visit Rameswaram?

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.

What is the best time to visit Rameswaram?

As far as the weather goes, Rameshwaram experiences tropical climate which means the though the seasons greatly vary, the temperatures may not. This makes Rameshwaram a destination which can be visited all year round. However, the best time to visit is from October to April. The Monsoons (July to September) are humid with average rainfalls, but, the scenic view of the coastal region during these months is enjoyable. Winters (November to February) are cool and temperature comes down to 17 degrees Celcius. This is the most pleasant season for sightseeing and visiting neighbourhoods.

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What is the local food in Rameswaram?

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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What is the best way to reach Rameswaram?

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 also connected with all important towns of Tamil Nadu by roadways and railways.
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How much does a package cost for Rameswaram?

The packages for Rameswaram start at INR 11200 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Rameswaram?

The top things to do in Rameswaram are Rameshwaram Temple, Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach, Glass Boat Ride at Pamban Bridge, Agnitheertham, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, The Five-faced Hanuman Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Rameswaram here

What are the places near Rameswaram?

The top places near to Rameswaram are Dhanushkodi which is 6 km from Rameswaram, Munnar which is located 262 km from Rameswaram, Pondicherry which is located 297 km from Rameswaram, Kodaikanal which is located 226 km from Rameswaram, Madurai which is located 148 km from Rameswaram

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Q. How much time does it take to reach Rameswaram from Madurai?

Holidify

3 years ago
The journey from Madurai to Rameshwaram takes about 3 hours 20 minutes on road and about 3 hours 30 minutes by train on an average in normal climate conditions.

Q. We are a family of 5 members coming on 8thAugust early morning from chennai and will leave the same day evening. Please tell where we can visit during this short period of time. Planning to visit rameshwaram temple in early morning.

Yash Jaiswal

3 years ago
Rameshwaram temple, agnititham , ferry ride at rameshwaram temple beach , danushkodi , danushkodi beach , three sangam , ram kund and ram temple, lakshman kund , pamban bridge , apj abdul kalam memor (Read More)ial

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P vinod Menon

1 month ago
Have gone to rameshwaram -at that time from vadakkanikapuram( station at vadavannur)( palakkad) there was a train to madurai guess we went to rameshwaram also by the same train-'I dont know how far (Read More)the train from vadakkanikapuram( palakkad)( vadavannur) goes to now maybe it ends at madurai maybe will have to make other arrangements from madurai

travel india with kavita

1 year ago
Pamban bridge... Worlds most dangerous train journey... awesome place.. must visit this place.........Rameswaram to Mandapam 8min Train journey. "Link Hidden"

Arka Das

on Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach 3 years ago
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 ne (Read More)xt 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.
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