A seaside village with a verdant beach and natural scenery, Rameshwaram is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of South India. The sea here is very calm. Surrounded by Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar, it is a major pilgrimage center for both Saivaites and Vaishnavaites, as it was here that Lord Rama offered thanks to Lord Shiva. At the town's core is the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the most important temples in southern India.
Things to do and see on Ramashwaram Beach Tamil Nadu
The sea here is very calm and quite, with rare sea species and coral reefs. Remarkable variety of marine life-algae, starfish, sea cucumber, crabs, sponges and the sea cow are found here. The serene beach and shallow water here are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. This is the only place where one could swim in the sea day and night. An enjoyable sight is frolic of dolphins in the water.
Ramanathaswamy Temple : Ramnathswamy temple was built in the 17th century. Situated close to the sea on the eastern side of the island, this temple is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns. The 54 meter tall gopuram (gate-tower), 1220 meters of magnificent corridors and the flamboyant columns embellish and render fame to the temple.
Agnitheertham : 100 metres away from the temple is Agnitheertham, where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, to absolve himself from the killing Ravana
How to reach Rameshwaram Beach By
Air : The nearest airport is at Madurai, situated 167 km away. The airport operates regular Indian Airlines, thereby, connecting Tamil Nadu with major Indian cities and towns.
By Rail : The rail heads in Madras, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore connects Rameshwarm with the prominent places in India.