- Ramanathaswamy Temple
- Adam's Bridge
- Dhanushkodi Beach
If you want to experience a vacation completely different and unique, you need to book your Rameshwaram Tour right away. This beautiful island is quite famous for Lord Rama's temple. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is also a happening holiday spot too. You will be amazed to know that this island is spread in an area of 61.8 square kilometers and happens to be in the shape of a conch. The Ramanatha Swamy Temple occupies major area of Rameshwaram Tours. A visit to this temple will let you boast of the masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. However, you can also relish on the delicious delicacies at this place. Rameshwaram Tour lets you dig your teeth deep into the marine food.
Ramanathaswamy Temple: This temple is a must visit while on your Rameshwaram Tours. This temple is a beautiful example of the late Dravidian architecture. As you visit this temple you will be amazed by the charisma of its excellent corridors lined with massive sculptured pillars with their elaborate design, style and rich carving. Legend has it that Rama sanctified this place by worshipping Siva here after the battle of Sri Lanka. The construction work commenced in the 12th century AD and further developments were made over the centuries by successive rulers, and hence, today its gopuram is 53 m high. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the inner sanctorum.
So what is the wait for? Book your Rameshwaram Tour with us and enjoy the serenity of this island on the tip of Indian Peninsula.
Major Attraction of Rameshwaram Tours:
Kothandaraswamy Temple & Dhanushkodi: If you are planning a Rameshwaram Tour, you should find out some time to visit this temple. This temple is 12 Kms from the town. You will be awestruck to know that this temple was the sole structure to withstand the 1964 cyclone which washed the rest of the village away. Legend states that Vibishana, brother of Sita's kidnapper Ravana, surrendered to Rama at this spot.
Adam's Bridge: Adam's Bridge is the name given to the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India. According to Hindu mythology, this is the series of stepping stones used by the monkey army, lead by Hanuman to cross the ocean in a bid to rescue Sita from the clutch of Ravana.
Gandhamadana Parvatam: This is a stepped mandapam or hall, about a mile and a half west of the Ramanathaswamy Temple. This place offers an excellent view of the countryside. There is a footprint here believed to be of Lord Rama. Visit this place on your Rameshwaram Tour and refresh your senses. A visit to this this place will definitely rejuvenate you.
Dhanushkodi Beach: If you are tired of running around, going for sightseeing and are exhausted, this is the best place for you to be. This beach is the ultimate destination; where you can just sit relax. It is the best place for a laid back leisure hours.
How to Reach:
By Air: Madurai is the nearest airport to Rameshwaram, which is located at a distance of 163 km away from Rameshwaram.
By Rail: Rameshwaram (Mandapan station just 2 km away) is well connected by rail with many south Indian cities including Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Thanjavur and Trichy.
By Road: Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation buses connect Rameshwaram with all cities in Tamil Nadu, including Kanyakumari, Madurai, Trichy and Thanajvur.