How To Reach Rameshwaram
One of the most pious destinations in South India
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Best time to visit
Jul - Apr
Travel To Rameshwaram
Although Rameshwaram is a small town in Tamil Nadu, but its popularity as a temple town and as an important pilgrimage spot has ensured that it has great connectivity to most locations across the country. For those arriving from within the state, the best option is to go for road transfers or railway journeys. For those traveling from a distant place, the best thing to do is to take a flight. Although there is no Rameshwaram airport, the closest airport is in Madurai, which is a mere 170 kms away from the city center of Rameshwaram. If planning to enjoy the most scenic train journey to Rameshwaram, then the best and most availed Rameshwaram train route is the one that connects Chennai to Rameshwaram. Those planning to explore the place on their own, without a guide, would be best advised to take along a Rameshwaram route map for enjoying the trip without any hassles. The best part about such maps is that one can easily pin-point Rameshwaram temple locations on it, making sightseeing even easier.
There are no airports in Rameshwaram. In fact, the nearest airport to the Rameshwaram temple is in Madurai, from where the town center is almost 170 kms away. This journey can be completed via local buses, private taxis, self-driven vehicles or trains. For those traveling from far-off destinations to Rameshwaram, taking a flight to Madurai is the best option, in order to save time. Also, for visa formalities, the distance between Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka is best covered by a flight. On landing at Madurai airport, one can transfer to Rameshwaram via train or road. Sadly, the answer to the question of how to reach Rameshwaram by flight is that it is impossible, not until an airport is built here.
For those wondering how to reach Rameshwaram by train, there are a plethora of trains that bring people to this temple town. Although there is a shortage of direct trains to Rameshwaram from most cities across India, it is very well connected to cities within the southern states of India. For instance, the distance between Chennai and Rameshwaram is best covered by a train. Rameshwaram Express is one of the most popular trains among pilgrims and other tourists. The Rameshwaram express route is one of the shortest journeys one can hope to undertake from Chennai to get here.
If planning to travel from Ooty to Rameshwaram, road transfer is the best option. The distance between Madurai and Rameshwaram is also best covered by road. There are several private and government run buses available from Madurai that bring people to this temple town. The distance between Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram is best covered by a road journey, be it a hired mode of transportation or a self-driven vehicle.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Rameshwaram||9.0 hours||20.0 hours||15.0 hours||-|
|Mumbai to Rameshwaram||8.0 hours||25.0 hours||12.0 hours||-|
|Bangalore to Rameshwaram||6.0 hours||11.0 hours||15.0 hours||-|
|Chennai to Rameshwaram||6.0 hours||11.0 hours||11.0 hours||-|
|Ahmedabad to Rameshwaram||19.0 hours||18.0 hours||52.0 hours||-|
|Pune to Rameshwaram||19.0 hours||18.0 hours||22.0 hours||-|
|Hyderabad to Rameshwaram||7.0 hours||15.0 hours||26.0 hours||-|
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Vinod's 6 days trip to RameshwaramTrip was fantastic. We enjoyed a lot. Can driver hospitality,his friendly nature every thing was good. Thanks travel traingle for the wonderful memory. :)
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Devraj's 7 days trip to RameshwaramIt was an amazing trip. Everything just perfectly planned by our travel agency. Hotel and Cab provided by our travel agency Lee vacations were as per our expectations. I will give 5 star to our travel agency Lee vacations and 3 star to travel triangle for not responding to my calls.
Yashwanth's 4 days trip to RameshwaramTrip was good and the driver was also cool. The hotel in Ooty needs re considering as it wasn't that good.
Dissentflutter's 3 days trip to RameshwaramWorst hotel and worst food never ever suggest anyone no hot water , stinky room
Sauviks's 3 days trip to RameshwaramWhile everything was planned properly, we had to face a last minute hazzard due to enquires put by us during the planning phase and a driver (Venkat) from Savaari, who managed our details online, contacted us early on the morning on 25/10, a day before our trip was scheduled and we kept on communicating with him since he introduced himself as a driver from the agency, who we thought is HolidayPackage, our agent. It was informed to the agent (Neha, co-ordinator) that we got the driver details but she was casual enough or overheard us and totally ignored the fact the they have not yet provided us any detail but we were alredy co-ordinating with a driver. We ultimately got the driver details from the agent in the evening and before we took a note of the details the driver (Syed) called us but we did not get into a discussion assuming that he may not be a genuine one as we were already in discussion with a driver (Venkat) whom we thought was from Holiday Package. Now we were standing at a place where we were not sure who the driver was and Neha advised us not to continue speaking to the other driver (Venkat). Venkat called us directly but we managed to bypass him and denied availing his services. The owner of the agency, Abhinav, ultimately managed to arrange the driver but not before I ended up calling multiple parties who called me in the meantime, addressing themselves as the car supplier. After all these, the driver showed up on time on 26/10 and things mostly went as per plan. Hotel rooms were not as expected. Tripwise, it was good, enjoyed thoroughly.
Mogudumpuram's 4 days trip to RameshwaramOur Trip was fabulous and Gave us very long memorable... Madurai---Kodaikannal--Rameswaram From 16'Nov to 21'Nov Special Thanks to Leena Popli, In coordinating and guidance about trip In time. it was a hassle free trip for us...Kudos to Leena & Team. Meet you soon Again... But we face some maintenance issues at hotel... Poppy's Hotel (Madurai)
Supriya's 3 days trip to RameshwaramWe had a very good stay at 'Accord Highland' .Breakfast buffet was great.The room was very spacious and neat.The driver (Mukundan) was very loyal and courteous . We were very happy with the driver.
Pratibha's 4 days trip to Rameshwaramawesome service by Alam & Ravi ( Hotel), Roopa (chill memories), Mansorie Sir ( Driver) great knowledge having person, good experience in driving have smoothly drived in hills, guided us like his family member. Great memories with the beauty
Ayan's 3 days trip to RameshwaramCommunication error with driver and travel agency, driver was not aware of everything about trip, inclusion and exclusion of things, not at all friendly.. Anyhow we have covered most of the places, hotel was good..
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The best time to visit Rameshwaram is from November to March or mid-April.
Ideally, it would not take any more than 3 to 4 days to explore Rameshwaram entirely.
Thea beaches in Rameshwaram are rocky, and the sea is generally rough in the area. It is inadvisable to swim if one is not an experienced swimmer. However, at Agnitheertham one can dive in for a short swim or a dip before visiting the temples.
Most shops and restaurants here accept only cash, apart from the large franchises and shopping malls.
Alcohol is not available in Rameshwaram since it is a temple town and a religious hub.
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