Places To Visit In Rameshwaram

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Here are the top 22 tourist attractions to see in Rameshwaram:

1. Rameshwaram Temple

4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram is an exquisite temple in southern India dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one for the 12 jyotirlingas. This place has a lot of importance in Hindu mythology and Lord Rama and Sita themselves are believe to have built the two lingams currenlty housed in the temple. 

2. Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach

Must visit 3.5 /5

11 km
from city center
2 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Dhanushkodi was until a few years ago a wonderful temple on the southern tip of India. However, due to a natural calamity, the cyclone, it got completely washed away.

3. Jatayu Tirtham

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Jatayu tirtham is the holy temple constructed in the memory of Jatayu, who was the most loyal eagle of Rama and who helped lord Rama at various instances in getting herbs from the mountains.

4. Agnitheertham

Must visit 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

One of the 64 sacred baths in Rameshwaram, the Agnitheertham is one of the most important theertham and receives a large number of tourists each day. Located on the beach side of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple, Agnitheertham is the only theertham sited outside the temple complex.

5. Lakshmana Tirtham

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Lakshmana Tirtham had been constructed in the loving memory of Lord Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama. In order to offer sacred prayers to lord Lakshmana, this temple has been constructed in Rameshwaram itself which indicates that Lord Lakshman had been given a valuable place in the dynasty of Lord Rama.

6. Villoondi Tirtham

6 km
from city center
6 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Villoondi Tirtham is a beach which is also considered a sacred natural water body and a favourite amongst tourists. It also has a spring inside the sea which makes the attraction a unique one and is often associated with the Legend of Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama shot an arrow to create this spring to help his people with drinking water.

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7. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

51 km
from city center
7 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Five-faced Hanuman temple is the most renowned temple in Rameshwara. It has mythological evidence where Hanuman showed his profile with five faces. He is reckoned to be embellished with senthooram at this particular place.

8. Gandhamadhana Parvatham

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Gandhamadhana Parvatham is the deity of several communities in southern India and the temple of Gandhamadhana is highly revered, renowned and worshiped in the southern India.

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9. Ariyaman Beach

27 km
from city center
9 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Ariyaman Beach is a long stretch of pristine white sand beach famous for its scenic beauty. The clear waters and the gentle waves create an irresistible environment for the tourists. The beach is also called Khushi Beach and has enough facilities for boating, swimming and water sports. Those who never wish to leave the beach can opt to stay at one of the cottages by the seashore.

10. Silk Shopping

10 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

One of the prime things to do in Rameswaram is to shop for silk. It is absolutely essential that you buy some to take back home from here, just fabric or suits or sarees or all of it. The fabric is woven from premium quality silk and is popular worldwide. You absolutely should browse the markets when you are here.

11. Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

Must visit 3.5 /5

11 km
from city center
11 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

It is the longest bridge in southern India. It connects Rameswaram Island to the main land. It's constructed over the bay. It is 7 km away from Rameshwaram and is also called the Pamban Bridge as it is located beside Pamban, the sacred place where Rama could quench the thirst of Sita by throwing an arrow in the place where they could actually retrieve cool water.

12. Sea World Aquarium

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from city center
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Sea World Aquarium is a famous attraction with a splendid collection from the sea world. They have a number of aquatic species that thrive in the oceans like the Shark, Rabbit Fish, Lobsters and Octopus. They also sell items made of seashells that tourists can purchase as memorabilia.

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13. Kothandaramaswamy Temple

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
13 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Kothandaramaswamy temple is situated on the southern most tip of India and is situated on the island near Bay of Bengal. Indian Ocean covers it from all its sides.

14. Jada Tirtham

3.2 /5

12 km
from city center
14 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Kaveri tirtham is the holy tirtham in southern India where god Kapardishvara is worshipped. Jada tirtham is a small temple which lies within Kaveri Tirtham and holds its own mythological importance.

15. Glass Boat Ride at Pamban Bridge

3.5 /5

12 km
from city center
15 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

With exotic fishes and marvelous corals to see, the glass boat ride at Pamban Bridge is a must do.

16. Abdul Kalam House

0 km
from city center
16 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

APJ Abdul Kalam House or the House of Kalam is the residence of former President of India, an accomplished scientist and an inspirational figure. This is the place where he was raised by his parents along with his siblings. The house is now turned into a museum where tourists can get a glimpse into Abdul Kalamês life and his achievements.

17. Burial Place Of Abdul Kalam

5 km
from city center
17 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam is where the mortal remains of the 11th President of India are laid to rest in peace. The burial ground is visited often by admirers to pay homage to the Missile Man of India.

18. Kalam National Memorial

9 km
from city center
18 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Kalam National Memorial was built in the honour of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The splendid memorial was initiated by the Defence Research and Development Organisation in 2015. They display an impressive collection of memorabilia that cherishes the priceless contributions of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam including replicas of missiles, rockets and information about the Pokhran Nuclear Test.

19. Kunthu Kal Beach

11 km
from city center
19 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Kunthu Kal Beach is located on the Pamban Island in the Indian Ocean. The tranquil seashore is a treat to beach lovers. The picturesque location of turquoise waters and glimmering sand lined by coconut trees draws tourists every year. The beach is also said to be a rich source of medicinal herbs in the region.

20. Nambu Nayagiamman Temple

3 km
from city center
20 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Nambu Nayagiamman Temple is a 14th century temple dedicated to Lord Rama. The tranquillity and the splendid architecture with enormous bells and beautiful lawns draw not just the devotees but tourists as well. The main shrine is an open structure built to allow sunlight in which adds to the uniqueness of the temple.

21. Thiruppullani

54 km
from city center
21 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Thiruppullani is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu but the presiding deity is Lord Darbha Sayana Rama whose idol is seen in a reclining posture. A good example of Dravidian architecture, the complex was built when Chola Kingdom was in power. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams - a pilgrimage visited most during the Rameshwaram pilgrimage.

22. Water Bird Sanctuary

0 km
from city center
22 out of 22
places to visit in Rameshwaram

Water Bird Sanctuary is a bird watcherês paradise with dense natural vegetation and several water bodies that attract native and migratory bird species. The sanctuary is separated from the mainland by the Pamban Channel and offers shelter for the avian species. Research has revealed that several species migrate to the sanctuary for breeding while the native species thrive in the sheltered environment.

FAQs on Rameshwaram

How can I commute within Rameswaram?

You can travel in and around this temple town in a car or auto. If time and weather permits, walking along as the sea breeze blows through is a true delight!
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What are the top sightseeing places in Rameswaram?

The top sightseeing places 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.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Rameswaram?

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.

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
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