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About rameswaram

Rameswaram, belonging to the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu is best known for its religious significance. The city features among as one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites in the country. Set in the Pamban Island, Rameswaram boasts of distinct religious significance. As per ancient Hindu mythology, the Ramanathaswamy Temple is host to one of the twelve Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva. Apart from the Ramanathaswamy Temple, the city also has many other ancient temples such as Agnitheertham, Gandamadana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi, and Kothandaraswamy Temple. A visit to all these temples is sure to render a tranquilizing effect on your mind. Legends say that Lord Rama built a bridge from this place to reach Sri Lanka and rescue Sita. Geographically, Rameshwaram is the closest point to Sri Lanka, and there is evidence that claims that the Rama Sethu formerly served to connect India and Sri Lanka. Rameshwaram thus serves to be a holy site for both Shaivas and Vaishnavas.

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  • Best time to visit rameswaram The winter months ranging from October through April are best suited for visiting Rameshwaram. With its cool c...Read More
  • How to reach rameswaram Rameshwaram does not have its own airport. To reach Rameshwaram via flight, you have to land at the Madurai ai...Read More
  • Transport In rameswaram Touring this religiously significant city in buses is an easy option. Being a highly developed tourist spot, a...Read More
  • People of rameswaram As per the last taken census (2011), Rameswaram had a population of 44,856. Hinduism is the dominant religion ...Read More
  • Languages of rameswaram Tamil is the official language in Rameshwaram. However, various other South Indian languages such as Kannada, ...Read More
  • History of rameswaram As per the story of the ancient Hindu epic, Ramayana, Rama, who was the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu, offe...Read More
  • Culture of rameswaram Being a site of theological importance, Rameshwaram celebrates a horde of festivals round the year. The Mahash...Read More
  • Weather of rameswaram Rameshwaram experiences a rather hot and humid summer season in the months of April to June with the temperatu...Read More
  • Map of rameswaram Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is situated on the Pamban Island situated in the Gulf of Mannar. The island is locat...Read More

Places to visit in rameswaram

Sita Teertham

Sita Teertham

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Seeta Teertham in Rameshwaram is a very popular religious sit...
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Agni Teertham

Agni Teertham

Religious

Spend approx 0.5 hours

While most people come to this religious site in Rameshwaram for ...
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Kothandaramaswamy Temple

Kothandaramaswamy Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Kothandaramaswamy Temple is adorned with the beautiful paintings ...
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Jada Teertham

Jada Teertham

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Jada Tirtham is built near a huge Peepal Tree. It is believed tha...
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Blue Coral Cottage

Blue Coral Cottage

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1000

The small restaurant in Blue Coral Cottage is one of the best pla...
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Ahaan - The Restaurant

Ahaan The Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Ahaan - The Restaurant of Daiwik Hotels is a great place to have ...
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Gujarat Bhavan

Gujarat Bhavan

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

Gujarat Bhavan is a great place for having economical meals in Ra...
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Popular Flights To rameswaram

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    • 05h 35m
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    • 04h 00m
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