¤ Rameshwaram, The Sacred
The religious island of Rameshwaram is sprawled in an area of 61.8 sq.
kms and is in the shape of a conch. The island of Rameshwaram is the
place where Lord Rama's temple is located. Apart from being a major
pilgrimage for the Hindus, this place is also a popular holiday spot.
¤ Rameshwaram City - History Of The Holy Pilgrim
The Hindu mythology says that in the story of Ramayana, Lord Rama
performed thanksgiving rituals to Lord Shiva after the battle at Sri
Lanka and his triumph over the demon king Ravana. This is the reason
why Rameshwaram temple
attracts Vaishnavites (worshippers of Lord Vishnu) and
Saivites (worshippers of Lord Shiva) both.
¤ Rameshwaram Travel - Visiting The Famous Attractions
Rameshwaram has some of the most exciting
attractions to see in India. Some of them include, Ramanatha Swamy Temple and the
Agnitriham tank. People coming to visit this temple, ideally take a
bath at the Agnitriham. Another significant attraction is the
Ramjharoka temple, which houses the imprints of Lord Rama's feet
placed on a chakra. This temple is situated at the highest point of
the Island, Gandamadana Parvatham, another major
tourist attraction. This point is situated at a distance of 5 kms.
The entire Rameshwaram is dotted with temples in honor of Rama, Sita,
Lakshmana and Hanuman. In the south of the island is
Dhanushkodi, a place that derives its name from the dhanush or bow of
Lord Rama. Dhanushkodi is at a distance of 2 kms from the Railway
Station and is easily approachable by road from any part of
Even nature lovers from different corners of thw world come here to experience its natural beauty. This
island is charming and intoxicating with coral reefs, shimmering sun,
sand and sea. The lush greenery all around, makes it a perfect picnic
destination. This small island in the Gulf of Mannar is a rejuvenating
experience in itself. There's also the Kurusadai Island located in
between the mainland and the island in the west. This island is
flocked by biologists and the researchers. The Kurusadai island is
just 20 kilometers away from Rameshwaram.
¤ Rameshwaram Trip - Visiting The Nearby Excursions
offers many excursion destinations, that are definitely are worth
visiting. Some of the most popular destinations are
Erwadi situated around 24 kms. It is noted for the
tomb of saint Ibrahim Syed Aulia. Ramanathapuram is another important
destination that one can visit.
The highlight of this ancient town is the Ram Vilas Palace of
Sethupati Rajas. Uthirakosamangai, situated 16-km southwest of
Ramanathapuram has a well-known Shiva temple. The temple has inspired
many Tamil works of devotion. Sethu is situated around 5-km south of
this temple which is also the venue of the celebrated temple of Sri
Anjaneya. According to the legends this the place where Sri Rama built
a bridge to Sri Lanka.
¤ Shopping at Rameshwaram
While on your pilgrimage trip to Rameshwaram,don't forget to pick up
some of the rare masterpiece offered by the tourism department of
Tamil Nadu. Here you can definitely look for a variety of
handicraft items. You can also buy gift items, souvenirs, palm leaf,
beads and seashells. But a must buy are the splendid
silk saris, which ladies will definitely like to own.
¤ How To Reach Rameshwaram