Places To Visit In Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
One of the most pious destinations in South India
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Best time to visit
Jul - Apr
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Tourist Places In Rameshwaram
Rameshwaram is considered a place of religious importance by people all over the country. A town in Tamil Nadu, Rameshwaram is located on Pamban Island, which is separated from the mainland by the Pamban channel. Considered one of the four major pilgrimage places of the country, it goes without saying that most of the places to visit in Rameshwaram are of the religious nature. However, there are also a few Rameshwaram points of interest, such as beaches and historic landmarks, which make it an ideal destination to visit for people from all walks of life. Rameshwaram has something or the other to offer to visitors of all age types and preferences, from children to the elderly, from families to couples and from friends to solo travelers. This Rameshwaram guide attempts to familiarize a travelers with all the amazing
Some of the most popular Rameshwaram attractions include the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, also known as the Rameshwaram Temple, which is famed for its collection of lingas. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiv. Some of these lingas are built of sand, salt, stone, marble and various other material. Kothandaramaswamy Temple is another one of the most popular Rameshwaram tourist attractions. This temple is located on the beach, and houses idols of Sita, Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman. The Agniteertham sacred bath is also a place where one can spend some time. This is a sacred bath spot for pilgrims from all over the world, and is the only place of its kind that is located outside a temple complex.
The Ariyaman Beach is considered the best beach in Rameshwaram, and it is actually the best place to spend some time at with friends and family in the evening after a hectic sightseeing tour. It is a 150 m wide beach, which stretches on for at least 2 kms. There is also a museum, an aquarium and a children’s park here as well, offering plenty of entertainment options to visitors. The Dhanuskodi beach is another one of the immensely popular Rameshwaram local sightseeing places that one can spend time at.
Other options for Rameshwaram local sightseeing include the Ram Setu, or Adam’s Bridge, as it is also known. It is a historic bridge that has been constructed out of limestone shoals. It is said to be the mythological bridge that Lord Ram constructed for gaining entry into Lanka, the den of Ravan. The Water Bird Sanctuary also warrants a visit when here, since it is a great place to enjoy solitude and watch local and migratory birds.
There are also a few options for sightseeing near Rameshwaram, such as Ramanathapuram. It is an ancient town, with a once opulent palace being the best place for an exploration. Another important tourist place near Rameshwaram temple includes Erwadi, another pilgrimage spot. This one houses the 800 year old tomb of Saint Sultan Ibrahim Syed Aulia. In December, a festival to honor the saint takes place, which is attended by many visitors from around the country.
If enjoying a one day sightseeing in Rameshwaram, make sure to visit some of the most important temples, along with a few beaches to really get to know the place. If visiting for a longer duration, make sure to fit in all of the above places of interest on your Rameshwaram visit.
Rameshwaram Temple in Tamil Nadu
Rameshwaram Temple or Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is an important pilgrimage site in Rameshwaram - a small island connected to the mainland via Pamban Bridge in Tamil Nadu. It was built in 17th century. Celebrated for its elaborate works, grand towers and corridors, this temple is a fine example of Dravidian architectural bri...
- Religious Tour
Adam's Bridge in Rameshwaram
Adam’s Bridge also known as Rama Setu is almost a 50 km long and 3 km wide boardwalk, which separates the Gulf of Mannar from the Palk Strait. The bridge is set amidst natural setting that leaves visitors spellbound. Adam’s Bridge begins from Dhanushkodi and ends at the Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. In 1480, the bridge was hi...
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Ariyaman Beach in Rameshwaram
Ariyaman Beach also known as Kushi Beach is situated on the side of the Palk Bay in the Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. The beach extends to a stretch of 2 km, measures around 150 km in width, and is located at a distance of 27 km from the city. This well-maintained beach is a much loved spot for relaxation and enjoyin...
- Beach Walk
Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameshwaram
The Dhanushkodi Beach, is among the most beautiful places in Rameshwaram that command a visit. It is a vast stretch of silvery sand with crystal clear water and age old relics. This beach in Rameshwaram, imparts a glimpse of the mighty Indian Ocean spread out in a vast expanse. Known as Archal Munai by locals, the beach was...
- Beach Walk
- Ideal for families
Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram
Tucked at the south eastern tip of Pamban Island, Dhanushkodi is a small town, which is frozen in time since the disastrous cyclone hit it in 1964. It is the land border between Sri Lanka and India. Once a town, teeming with all facilities, Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram is now just a sandy shoreline with Bay of Bengal on one s...
Pamban Bridge in Rameshwaram
The Pamban Bridge a massive structure over the Indian Ocean and the first sea as well as cantilever bridge constructed in India. Built as a part of South Indian Railway project, this bridge is an engineering marvel and was completed in 1911. The bridge connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India.
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Trip to KeralaVery poor service provider, the agent booked and when driver came he only dropped us at hotel....not a single point seen by him......booking 35k package without flight.....we had to book auto to visit in rameshwaram, ....driver did everything like his mood....no window will open.....no visit....infact the behaviour is also rude.....before making payment agent is picking my call.....after payment.....whole 2 days I tried to call but he didn't picked.....nor solved my problems....or ask driver nythng...pathetic service from guruji travels.......don't believe them....don't book with them.....not recommended plzz
Trip to KeralaWe have mixed experience as far as hotels are concerned. Hotel Pine Tree staff behavior was excellent, they even provided extra bed without any additional cost, food and tea were also of very good quality but their beds were too soft and spongy to be comfortable. Hotel Season Thekkady at Thekkady was comfortable but their food (breakfast) was not good. Houseboat at Alleppy was nice, however there was some cleanliness issue. Children enjoyed the stay at Houseboat. Location of Hotel God's Own Villa at Kovalam was good, however earlier informed hotel was better located. Hotel was good at Kovlam but their food was of substandard quality. Hotel Sea View at Kanyakumari was very good. It's location was perfect. The best hotel in the whole trip we got was at Rameshwaram. Star Palace hotel was perfect and their staff behavior was excellent. They also tried and provided us two suits and one double bed room instead of three double bedrooms without asking for any additional charges. Location of Hotel Lotus at Madurai was also great. Breakfast was also of very good quality though they have no restaurant of their own and arrange it in collaboration of a restaurant situated just in front. As far as vehicle is concerned, it was comfortable but it was not in accordance of what was quoted in the quotation prior and after booking. In place of 9 seater AC Luxry Tempo Traveller we were provided with a 12 seater AC Tempo traveller. Vehicle was also not in best of the condition. But the drniver Mr. Vijay Krishna was excellent. He was very polite, honest, soft spoken, reliable and possess excellent driving capability. We shall always remember him.
Trip to RameshwaramTrip was good overall and as planned. Vehicle and Driver are very good and is a plesant journey throughout. The hotel rooms at Madurai and Srirangam are very nice but the rooms at Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari are not upto the mark.
Trip to KeralaAll trip was going fine until we reach Kovalam where the resort [although it was not ] was totally disappointing as the pathway to reach it was very dangerous. There was just 1 foot road for around 500m to travel where there was one big drain on right side. I wont recommend u to book that hotel in future for the trips having kids and elder people. Next when we reach Rameshwaram there was issue with booking dates, they had booking for next day for us which was not correct and we have to adjust in 2 rooms for the time being. Best memories we created in Kerala, nice weather, beautiful locations, lots of spices shopping and yes very cooperative driver bhaiya sumesh
Trip to RameshwaramI would like to thank to Mr.Rakesh. He done a good arrangement for my 5D4N trip Rameswaram-Madurai-Tiruchy. He understood my needs and he has arranged my solo trip to Rameshwaram-Madurai-Tiruchy as per my customized itinerary. The driver (Mr. Madhu) was very humble and safely picked and dropped me to each and every places accordingly. Overall it was a hassel free package and I really enjoyed the trip.
Trip to RameshwaramPlaces of our trip Trivandrum-Kovalam-kanyakumari-Rameshwaram -Madurai..During our trip hotels of some places are good bt some places are not good..our cab driver Mr.Augustin was good guy..they helped us to cover our all sightscene and make our memorable trip.. Awsum trip of kanyakumari
Trip to RameshwaramNo testimonial to be given .. My last day AUgust 17th i had to spend whole 8 hrs at airport becasue the oversmart driver brought me to madhurai way to early from Rameshwaram without doing 3 site seeing places.... so on 17th august i only had a local temple to see and then nothing else to do before my flight. so i had to spend 8 hrs in airport. I requested the driver to take me around some local shops to do some shopping , he turned a dead ear. the entire trip was spoil by that last day. Madhurai was the home for the driver and that is why he hurried and brought us there. If i have to spend time arguing with driver on a vacation then how can i relax in vacation Honestly , the driver cant just do their way of sight seeing .. whatever was mentioned and promised in rameshwaram was not fully delivered. I am sooo unhappy cause i had checked with the customize.com lady and she suggested i book late evening flight so either plz improve the professionalism of drivers or else its not so much fun that i keep arguing with a driver who does not want to understand you
Trip to RameshwaramI have visited two times earlier with travel triangle, and my experience was excellent and we enjoyed our tour. Now come to my latest visit to Tamilnadu with Miles 2 Fly and I am very much disappointed. Start with Rameshwaram , we reached railway station but pick up was not available at station, driver said that your train arrived before time so I'm not at station. Any how we managed to reach at hotel , hotel Rameshwaram Grande is nice hotel. Next day morning Miles 2 Fly called us frequently until balance payment made. Now come to Kanyakumari, the hotel provided is a average hotel. Two rooms given to me, after check in we found that AC is not working, informed to reception but AC could not repaired. I personally went to reception and requested for room change, but they denied to change. I called to Miles 2 Fly they said, wait for sometime we are talking to hotel. But no phone call came to hotel, after long argument when we are going to check out at mid night, they changed our room. Now lastly come to Madurai they provided us worst hotel, before check in I called to Miles 2 Fly and told about hotel condition and sent photos to them. They said we are talking to our sales team and finally they avoided my phone calls, till 2-3 hrs we were at reception of hotel. After that we called Ms Jyoti of travel trangle and told her about hotel, she clearly told that we can not interfere into the matter, it is customer duty to check the hotel before finalization of deal. Finally we spent one horrible night at this hotel. Hotel name is M3 boutique. One more thing is to speak, Ms Jyoti promised us for Rs 500/- discount on deal, but till now no refund is received. So overall I can say Miles 2 Fly is not a good agent and they can not assist you during the tour, their hotels category is also very cheap, so before you book with this agent, think twice. Similarly during your tour if you want any assistance from the Travel Triangle they can not help you any way.
Trip to Rameshwaramsince this trip has ended i m better at summarising the experience -: Negatives 1-at times travel triangle team response was very carefree, they did not look into complaints carefully and did not check for errors before posting the asked documents. 2-customize my trip(CMT) though promised complimentary breakfast in all three hotels ,but the very first oyo homestay hotel denied breakfast and gave it only when told that it had been promised in hotel voucher.this was brought into notice of designated CMT agent next day but still the next two hotels in beginning denied provision of breakfast and only provided when they were repeatedly told and shown hotel vouchers.instead of complimentary breakfast it felt like begging.Even when informed after day 1st the repetition of this suggests that that CMT team had no interest in instructing the hotel about complimentary breakfast. 2-none of the hotels had proper cutlery and utensils for serving of complimentary breakfast, it was as if they were forced to provide breakfast. 3-whatever the star status category CMT team might think they provided us but even a small hotel provides proper bedsheets ans towels .the hotel in rameshwaram was pathetic it had dirty sheets which were changed when told and dirty towels Positives 1-driver for trip nizam was good and was the only good thing in this travel experience 2-CMT advisor was prompt enough to tailor the invoice as per need all in all not what i expected
Trip to RameshwaramGreat arrangement by Tootle Tours. They took care of entire 3 days travel for my parents for their pilgrimage to Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari & Trivandrum. The hotels at Kanyakumari & Trivandrum were good. Hotel at Rameshwaram could have bee
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Alcohol is not available in Rameshwaram since it is a temple town and a religious hub.
Most shops and restaurants here accept only cash, apart from the large franchises and shopping malls.
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.
Ideally, it would not take any more than 3 to 4 days to explore Rameshwaram entirely.
The best time to visit Rameshwaram is from November to March or mid-April.
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