Rameshwaram, known also as Varanasi of southern India, is a peninsula in the Gulf of Mannar and is situated in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. Located at an altitude of 10 meters, Rameshwaram is a year round pilgrim destination.
Rameshwaram observes a tropical climate and has very little variation in day-time temperature throughout the year. The weather in Rameshwaram can be broadly classified as summer, monsoon and winter. Rameshwaram experiences pleasant summer and cool winter with an average maximum temperature of 32º Celsius and a minimum of 20º Celsius. The most suitable climate to visit Rameshwaram is during November to February.
The summer in Rameshwaram (March to June) is usually moderate and records a maximum of 35º Celsius and a minimum of 27º Celsius. This is also the pilgrim season in Rameshwaram when salubrious winds make climate pleasant.
The monsoon months in Rameshwaram are from July to late October. Rameshwaram receives average rainfall of around 94 cm during monsoon. North East monsoon in Rameshwaram begins from September and it extends till December. The climate in Rameshwaram remains humid during monsoon with an average maximum temperature of 29º Celsius and a minimum of 21º Celsius.
Winter season in Rameshwaram is between November and February when the atmospheric temperature dip to reach a maximum of 27º Celsius and a minimum of 17º Celsius. November to December also experiences occasional showers due to North East monsoon. Days are pleasant with salubrious winds and the nights are cold during winter in Rameshwaram.
The most suitable time to visit Rameshwaram is from October to April. This is also the peak pilgrim season in Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram also attracts substantial tourists during March and June.