Rameswaram lies in the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu. This is an Island Town situated in the Pamban Island. It is also the terminus of the railway track from Chennai. It is very famous for Hindu Temples as well.
We now tell you the top places to see in this Island.
This temple is one of the holiest for Hindus believed to be established by Lord Ram himself. The temple is built in Dravidian style with 22 holy ponds inside where the devotees take bath one by one. It is also famous for having the longest corridors in any temple in India.
The Pamban bridge is a railway bridge that connects the city of rameswaram to the mainland India. The rail bridge has double leaf bascule section in the middle which helps the ships to pass through. In 1988, a road bridge was also constructed which runs parallel to the rail track the length of the bridge is 2.345 Kms and is one of the top attraction for the tourist.
This is the last point of India after which Sri Lanka starts. This is an abandoned town destroyed in a devastating cyclone which hit this town on 22-23 December 1964. This place is seen to be believed and is super beautiful. This is situated on the tip of Pamban Island and is around 20 km from the main town. It is easily reachable by a super smooth road built by Highway Authority.
This mandir or temple has a collection of few stones which were used in the construction of Ram Setu ( bridge ) to Lanka during the Ramayana period.
This is a temple created by Lord Lakshmana himself after the war to ask forgiveness of the sins and took bath in this Shiva Temple.
This memorial is dedicated to the 11th president of India. Dr.Kalam was born and brought up in Rameswaram. After his sudden demise, he was laid to rest at this place. After his burial, the place has been converted to a beautiful memorial. Inside the memorial one can see selected photographs, paintings, and personal belongings of the great scientist and the president. His role in working with DRDO and ISRO is exemplary and has won him the highest award of the land the ” Bharat Ratna “.
This lies in one of the narrow streets of Rameswaram. Any auto-rickshaw will take you to Dr.Kalam’s ancestral home. It has personal effects, paintings, and many other interesting things associated with Dr.Kalam. It also has a souvenir shop on the second floor which is owned by his brother.
This is the a fresh water pond created by Villondi or Buried bow by Lord Rama in Rameswaram. The legend is when Sita felt very thirsty lord Rama shot an arrow to get her the fresh water from Sea to quench her thirst. A long platform is created now which leads us to the Holy well. The water of the well is mysteriously sweet in the middle of the ocean.A small temple is also present near to the well.
The ride to Dhanuskodi is adventurous and smooth just half a kilometer from the last point in Dhanushkodi lies this Old Lost town which is something seen to be believed. This has remains of Post Office, Church, Medical College, Railway Station. It all started with a super cyclone that hit this unfortunate place with tidal waves up to 20 feet. That night on 22nd December 1964 a passenger train which left Pamban with 110 passengers and 5 members of railway staff was hit by this killing all. The official death toll was close to 1800 people. Today this place is visited by every travel enthusiast who likes to visit off beat destinations like the Dhanuskodi.
This is the holy place where Lord Ram declared Vibheeshan as the King of Lanka. This temple is on the way to Dhanushkodi in the middle of the Sea.