Rameswaram Tourism

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Rameswaram Video Reviews

Pretty Pamban bridge  Video Review

Pretty Pamban bridge

by Ankita Kumar
8th Jan 18
Live Corals in Rameshwaram  Video Review

Live Corals in Rameshwaram

by Pushkar
26th Aug 15
Agneeeertham beach  Video Review

Agneeeertham beach

by Pushkar
26th Aug 15
Villondi Teertham - beach  Video Review

Villondi Teertham - beach

by Ankita Kumar
4th Jan 18
Rejuvenate yourself with the holy experience  Video Review

Rejuvenate yourself with the holy experience

by Ankit Goyal
4th Jan 18
A Theertham near the beach  Video Review

A Theertham near the beach

by Manoj Menon
4th Jan 18
Unique bridge with awesome view  Video Review

Unique bridge with awesome view

by Vikas Rana
22nd Dec 17
Snorkelling at Agni Teertham beach  Video Review

Snorkelling at Agni Teertham beach

by Pushkar
26th Aug 15
Getting to know Dr. Kalam and his mission in life!  Video Review

Getting to know Dr. Kalam and his mission in life!

by Ankit Goyal
5th Jan 18
Great religious site  Video Review

Great religious site

by Gaurav Verma
4th Jan 18

I am heading to Rameswaram

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Jaison Netto

Reviews (305)

Badri narayanan g

Badri narayanan g4.3/5

2 reviews

Rameswaram Temple & Pamban Bridge Visit are Best

Rameswaram Visit was Excellent with a few hitches and usual food issues. Highlight of the tour wasthe visit to Ramanatha Swami Temple & the Bath from 22 Holy wells. The Giant Nandhi, Temple Elephant, The Jothir Lingam & Amble Sannithi all added to the spiritual ecstacy of the tour which made us forget the con trick sprung on by local tour operated by the Hotel Brindavan Residency.

Sadeesh narendran

Sadeesh narendran5.0/5

2 reviews

My trip to Rameshwaram for pilgrimage, adventure & historic reasons

It was a awesome experience to visit Rameshwaram where we can quench our thirst for adventure, pilgrimage and historic monuments. Visited many temples and heard about the various stages of ramayana occurred in these area Dhanuskodi - one of the must visit place to understand the power of nature.

Rameswaram Overview

History of Rameshwaram

The town of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is one of the holiest places in India. Its history dates back to the times of Ramayana. According to a Hindu mythology, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva in Rameshwaram on his return from Sri Lanka after killing Ravana and getting back Goddess Sita. It is said that the Ramanathaswamy Temple is built by Lord Rama. Hence the temple and the town of Rameshwaram were named after Lord Rama.

People and Culture of Rameshwaram

Being one of the popular pilgrimages of the Hindus, Rameshwaram is full of tourists all year round. Majority of the people here are Hindus and main language spoken here are Tamil, Hindi and English.

Maha Shivratri, Dusshera, Arudhra Darshanam, Diwali, Thai Amavasya and Mahalaya Amavasai are festivals which are celebrated with immense significance.

Things to Do in Rameshwaram

Besides being a pilgrimage, Rameshwaram is situated at the tip of Indian Peninsula and is connected to mainland India Pamban Bridge. There are several places to visit in Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram Temple is undeniably one of the major places to see in Rameshwaram. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the holiest place to worship for the Hindus. Another popular sightseeing in Rameshwaram is Agnitheertham. The water of Agnitheertham is believed to be sacred and is considered to be the very spot where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva after his return from Sri Lanka.

Ramanathaswamy Temple is another one of Rameshwaram attractions. The temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and is also popular for its splendour architecture. Rameshwaram sightseeing is also incomplete without a visit to the Five Faced Hanuman Temple. In this temple, Lord Hanuman is said to have revealed his five identities. Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Ariyaman Beachand Adam’s Bridge are other few Rameshwaram tourist places that you must pay a visit to.

Food and Shopping in Rameshwaram

Things to do in Rameshwaram also includes munching on the local cuisine and shopping. Dosa, Rasam, Sambhar, Coconut Chutney are the local delicacies of the town of Rameshwaram. All restaurants serve the local food and other cuisines as well.

Handicraft items of Rameshwaram are very famous. Shops outside Rameshwaram temple sell unique showpieces which are made of shells, palm leaves and beads. There are many markets in the town where you can fine other hand crafted items.

Accommodation in Rameshwaram

For transport options and figuring out how to reach Rameshwaram, tourists can choose from a variety of options like travelling by bus, by train, by taxi or by flight. Though Rameshwaram does not have an airport, the nearest one is Madurai Airport. One can take a flight to Madurai and then take a cab or a bus to Rameshwaram. From guest houses, to budget hotels to luxury hotels, Rameshwaram also has a variety of option for accommodation. One can choose to stay in hotels in Rameshwaram that are in close proximity to Rameshwaram places to visit. Plan Rameshwaram tour early this season and book a hotel in advance to avoid the last minute hassle.

Photos of Rameswaram

Ariyaman Beach, Rameswaram

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Jaison Netto

Ariyaman Beach, Rameswaram
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Rameswaram

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Prashanth Prakash

Famous Rameshwaram Bridge
Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram

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Anandhu hari

Old Railway Station of Ghost Town

There is so much to see in Rameswaram.

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