Rameshwaram Travel will take you to one of the most sacred temple destinations in South India. A gateway to the famous Rameshwaram temple, known for its magnificently carved sculpture and architecture.

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Trip To Rameshwaram City

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Location : Island of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Area : 61.8 sq. kms.
Attractions : Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameshwaram temple and Ramjharoka temple
Ideal Time to Visit : January to March

¤ Rameshwaram, The Sacred Island

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 bridge
¤ 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 the island.

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

Rameshwaram, BeachRameshwaram 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

By Air : The nearest airport at Madurai is 163 kilometers away, it takes care of the air travel of people from across the globe and within the country.

By Rail : There are two express trains to/from Chennai daily, the Sethu Express, and the Rameswaram Express. Railways connect the island with Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Thanjavur and other important cities. The two kilometer long Indira Gandhi Bridge connects the island of Rameshwaram with the mainland of Mandapam.

By Road : The bus station is two km west of town. Buses run to Madurai four times daily and to Kanyakumari, Trichy and Chennai. There are also a number of buses to Pondicherry, Trichy and Thanjavur via Madurai.

Local Transportation : For traveling in town you may opt for hiring jeeps, auto rickshaws and even cycle rickshaws.

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