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Dhanushkodi In Rameshwaram

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About 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 side and Indian Ocean on other side. Its ruins date back to the days when it was populated and prosperous. One of the smallest towns of the world, Dhanushkodi redefines the term isolated.

Dhanuskodi history hails from Ramayana that states this is the place, where Lord Rama with Lord Hanumana built a bridge known as Dhanushkodi Ram Setu or Adam’s Bridge to reach Sri Lanka and rescue his wife Goddess Sita from Ravana. Once victorious, Lord Rama crowned Vibhishana, brother of Ravana, as the King of Lanka. Vibhishana later asked the Lord to destroy the bridge. So, Lord Rama broke the bridge with an end of his bow, thus the name - Dhanushkodi, which means ‘end of the bow’. Devotees visit its once grand Dhanushkodi temple, which withstood the massive destructive waves of the cyclone.

Numerous years after the disaster, Dhanushkodi India narrates the tale and prove its existence. As natural calamity turned a serene place into a haunted spot, State Government declared it as Dhanushkodi ghost town. Post cyclone, people who occasionally visit here state that they have heard some weird noises and experienced some strange incidents. These Dhanushkodi ghost stories prohibit people to that visit the place, especially at after dark. Dhanushkodi tourism has gained momentum recently, as people are interested to explore the haunting charm of this isolated place. In addition, Dhanushkodi Beach is considered as one of the most beautiful sites of the town, coming up among the must visit Dhanushkodi tourist places and escalating its importance. It makes for an enthralling landscape, owing to the endless blue waters of the ocean. The location of this beach is a visual treat and an ideal spot for fun-filled times, relaxation, watching sunsets, and landscape photography.

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    Pavitra's 6 days trip to Kerala

    Very 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

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    Vijay Kumar

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    We 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.

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    Hyderabad

    Mp's 5 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    Trip 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.

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    Nidhi Agnihotri

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    All 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

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    Maniyan's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

    I 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.

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    Places 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

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    No 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

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    Tirupati temple

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    since 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

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    Ghansoli

    Mayank's 4 days trip to Tamil Nadu

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    Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated to the South-East of Pamban and is about 18 miles (29 km) west of Sri Lanka. The town was destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone and remains uninhabited.

     

    Although, there are several factors that draw Dhanushkodi to light, the highlight remains the fact that it has the only land border between India and Sri Lanka, which is one of the smallest borders in the world.

     

    Tourists can visit places such as Dhanushkodi Rama Sethu Point, Dhanushkodi Beach, Church remains, and Marine National Park in and around Dhanushkodi.

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