Rameswaram (likewise spelled as Rameswaram, Rameshwaram) is a town and region located in the sea region, which is located on the Ramanathapuram locale of the Indian province of Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram is situated on Pamban Island, which lies at the very tip of the Indian landmass in the Gulf of Mannar. Pamban Island, which is isolated from the terrain of India by the Pamban Channel, is associated with the Pamban Bridge or Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge. This famous “Island City” has been the center of attraction for travelers across the world.
At a separation of 562 km from Chennai, 227 km from Tirunelveli, 311 km Kanyakumari, 387 km from Pondicherry, 230 km from Trichy, 171 km from Madurai, 371 km from Trivandrum and 607 km from Bangalore, Rameshwaram is one of the most popular Pilgrimage focuses in South India. Rameshwaram is additionally extraordinary compared to other Tourist puts in Tamilnadu and among the mainstream journey spots to visit as a major aspect of South India visit bundles.
Here are some of the places which are must-visit Rameshwaram Sight Seeing places.
- Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple
- Agni Teertham
- Aryaman Beach
- Dhanuskodi Beach
- Water bird Sanctuary
- Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge (Or) Pamban Bridge
- A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House
- A.P.J. Abdul Kalam National Memorial
Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple
This is one of the very few temples in the history of India which is built in the Dravidian style architecture. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is famous for its collection of Lingas. Rameshwaram Temple is one of the most acclaimed Shiva holy places in India. This popular tourist attraction in Rameshwaram with the second-largest pillared corridor(1000 pillar) in the world is one of the must-visit tourist places in Rameshwaram.
The Corridor of Ramanathaswamy sanctuary is the longest one on the planet. The managing god here is as a Linga with the name Sri Ramanathaswamy, it likewise happens to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is accepted that the lingam here was made by Sita using sand, so Lord Rama could love Lord Sita. The legends related to the sanctuary, its titanic passages, the complicated carvings on its pillars.
Worship Timings here are between 5 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 9 pm.
One of the 64 sacred baths in India, Agni Theertham is always on the top of the list when talking about the best places to visit in Rameshwaram. It is believed that bathing in this sea will rid one of his/her sins and make them pure. Holistic rituals such as those for the dead ancestors are performed on the shores of this pristine beach. Pilgrims wishing to take a sacred bath are first supposed to take a dip here and then proceed for the bath inside the Rameshwaram Temple.
There are around 64 tirthas exist in Rameshwaram, of which 24 are considered as significant. Bathing in these Tirthas is a noteworthy part of the journey to Rameswaram. Twenty-two of the Tirthas are inside the Ramanathaswamy Temple.
Timings to visit are between 5 am to 6 pm.
The Aryaman Beach or the Kushi Beach is characterized by gentle waves and the utmost cleanliness, this beach is perfect for a picnic with friends or family. Its distance from Rameshwaram is 27 km.
During festivals and weekends, more than 5000 people visit this beach to spend time here. There is also a children park located near this beach where children can have fun playing there. you can do various water sport activities on this beach like windsurfing and parasailing. There is also an aquarium and museum located very near to Kushi beach. In Kushi beach, you can take a boat ride.
Dhanuskodi lies in the southern tip of Rameshwaram and is bordered by the Bay of Bengal on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, merging at the very tip of the beach, such that one can tell apart the high tides of the former from the low tides of the latter. The town has been declared a ‘Ghost Town’ by the government and is among the prominent places to visit in Rameshwaram.
The Adam’s Bridge or Rama Setu is a historic bridge connecting the Rameshwaram island of India to the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. The bridge is a network of limestone shoals that start from Dhanuskodi, the tip of India’s Pamban Island, which in turn is connected to the Indian mainland by a 2 km long bridge.
Water Bird Sanctuary
For all visitors who wish to explore something other than the temples, they can go to the Water Bird Sanctuary that is home to a lot of native as well as migratory water birds.
Between October and January, the sanctuary turns into a battalion of migratory birds who flock here to breed and feed their offsprings. The sanctuary is located in Ramanathapuram District. Best Time to visit this sanctuary is between October to January.
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
The Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge or Pamban Bridge is a cantilever bridge and the first sea bridge of India and connects Rameshwaram Island with the Indian mainland.
The bi-lane road next to the bridge allows one to get a clear view of this railway bridge and of its amazing double-leaf bascule which raises itself to let ships pass from underneath it.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House
This is a place where Missile man got up and controlled nuclear power for the goodness of humanity. He became president of India as he was so knowledgeable person who was devoted to the country and the development of children. An inspirational place for all the Indians and people who worship knowledge.
As soon as you enter his house which is full of his achievements you will feel proud. He was living his life was an amazing example of simplicity with great achievements. There is one souvenir shop near the house which gives a very decent price.
I will recommend at least once do visit his house to know about him and see all his achievements on your own.
These days they don’t allow to click pictures inside the house but you will take the memories with you.
APJ Abdul Kalam National Memorial
We can see this place while returning from the Rameshwaram that is located on the National Highway, a village named Pei Karumbu. That is 5 km far away from Rameshwaram.
Dr. Kalam, who constantly mirrored the straightforwardness, profundity, and tranquility through his life, is strikingly displayed in his memorial. Spread over 2.11 sections of land dedication is built on the gravesite of Dr. Kalam, where his human leftovers were put to lay on July 27, 2015. So as to pay tribute to India’s rocket man, The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), with which Dr. Kalam had been related for quite a long while of his life, thought of an activity to build his dedication.
The landmark reflects a fine mix of Indian and Mughal design. The passageway of the landmark delineates the India Gate, incorporated with a Chettinad entryway that looks like the passageway entryway of the Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, while the fundamental vault of the structure is an imitation of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
How to Reach Rameshwaram?
Rameshwaram can be reached through bus, Cab, Train or by Air. The closest airplane terminal to Rameshwaram is at Madurai, which is situated at a separation of 176 km. Rameshwaram Railway Station is very much associated with rail to real urban communities of Tamil Nadu like Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, and Trichy. Rameshwaram is very much associated with transport with Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Pondicherry, Trichy and Thanjavur.
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