Rameshwaram is an island town located in the Gulf of Mannar, off the coast of Tamil Nadu, India. It is a prominent Hindu pilgrimage destination and is also known for its beautiful beaches and historical sites. Here are some of the must-visit sightseeing places in Rameshwaram:

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple: This massive and ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most important Shiva temples in India. The temple complex is known for its long corridors with intricately carved pillars and its 22 wells with holy water.

    Image of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram
    Dhanushkodi Beach: This beach was once a thriving town but was largely destroyed by a cyclone in 1964. Today, it’s a ghost town with remnants of structures and a beautiful beach with dramatic views. Be aware that swimming is not advised due to strong currents.
  • Image of Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameshwaram
  • Pamban Bridge: This bridge connects Rameshwaram island to the mainland. It’s a Pamban Bridge is a cantilever bridge and also has a section that can be raised to allow ships to pass through the Pamban Channel. You can enjoy a train ride or a rickshaw ride over the bridge.

    Image of Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram
  • Agnitheertham: This is a holy water body located close to the Ramanathaswamy Temple. It is believed that taking a dip in this water purifies the soul. There are separate bathing ghats for men and women.

    Image of Agnitheertham, Rameshwaram
  • Gandhamadhana Parvatham: This is the highest point in Rameshwaram and offers panoramic views of the island and the surrounding sea. You can climb up to the top for the views or take a ropeway.

    Image of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, Rameshwaram

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  • The Five-Faced Hanuman Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, and is known for its unique five-faced idol of Hanuman.

    Image of FiveFaced Hanuman Temple, Rameshwaram
  • Ariyaman Beach: This pristine beach is known for its calm waters and scenic beauty. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and sand.

    Image of Ariyaman Beach, Rameshwaram
  • Villoondi Tirtham Beach: This beach is another popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. It’s also known for its colorful seashells.

    Image of Villoondi Tirtham Beach, Rameshwaram
  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial: This memorial is dedicated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, who was born in Rameshwaram. The memorial houses a museum that exhibits his life and achievements.

    Image of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameshwaram

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