Travel to Rameswaram

Attractions in Rameswaram

Ramanathswami Temple, Rameswaram

The Ramalingesvara or Ramanathswami Temple - This Shivastalam is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in India. It symbolizes the southernmost of the 12 Jyotirlingams of India and has been a time honored pilgrimage center held at par with Benaras. The island-temple town is located off the Sethu coast of Tamil Nadu (south eastern). This temple is associated closely with the Ramayana and Rama's victorious return from Sri Lanka.

Gandhamadana Parvatam - The stepped mandapam or hall, about

a mile and a half west of the Ramanathaswamy Temple presents an excellent view of the countryside. There is a footprint here which is believed to be of Lord Rama.

Agnitheertham - The sea just 100 metres away from the main entrance to the Temple, is very calm. The water at this place is considered holy and is known as agnitheertham. Pilgrims bathe in this place before entering the Temple.

Quick Getaways near Rameswaram

Dhanushkodi - The southernmost point of the island, Dhanushkodi was totally washed away by the 1964 cyclone. But the Kothandaramasamy Temple here remains intact. It can be reached by road from Rameswaram. It is believed that Vibishana, brother of Ravana of the Ramayanam, submitted himself before Lord Rama at this spot. The idols of Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Vibishana are here. It is 2 kms. from the Railway Station.

Kurusadai Island - The island lies to the west of the Pamban Bridge between the mainland and the island. It is a Paradise of Biologists. Scholars from far and near keep coming to this island throughout the year for research and study. There are a number of islands in the area around Kurusadai Island. It is about 20 kms. from Rameswaram.

Events in Rameswaram

Festivals take place round the year here. Mondays are auspicious for Lord Rama and every week on this day, the Padilingam puja takes place. Also, the Mahashivratri (10 day festival in February/March), Brahmotsavam (10 days in March/April) and Thirukalyanam (July/August) during which the marriage between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is celebrated, are special occasions in Rameswaram.

Getting There & Away to Rameswaram

Flights to Rameswaram The closest airport is at Madurai which is at a distance of 153 kms.
Trains to Rameswaram
The railway station is 3 kms away. Rameshwaram is connected directly to Manamadurai and Trichy. The passenger trains run at regular intervals from Madurai.
Car and Bus Service to Rameswaram
The city is well connected by regular bus services to Madurai, Kanyakumari, Chennai and Trichy. It is also connected to Pondicherry and Thanjavur via Madurai.

Getting Around in Rameswaram

Local buses are the only type of conveyance in the city to go to the temple and places to stay.
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