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Gandhamadhana Parvatham


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Gandhamadhana Parvatham Overview

Ranked 10 of 23 sightseeing in Rameswaram

Gandhamadhana Parvatam is located towards the north-west of Rameshwaram and is famous for its beautiful sunrise and sunset. It is a holy place for the pilgrims, who come to worship Lord Rama’s footprints, which can be seen within the premises of the shrine. The double storied Mandapam of the Ramjharoka Temple on this hillock houses the footprints of Lord Rama on the Chakra.

On their way to Gandhamadana Parvatam, tourists can visit Sugreevar Temple and Theertham. From this hilltop, pilgrims can view the entire island of Rameshwaram. This is the highest point in the island and is situated 3 km from the main Ramanathaswamy Temple. Tourists can hire taxi or take a tourist coach from the nearest city of Madurai to reach this point.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
6:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:30 PM

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Thulaseedharan Achary5.0/5

230 reviews

A beautiful view

Gandamadana Parvatham in Rameswaram is 3 km North of the temple. A beautiful temple is there, Ramas feet is found as an imprint on a chakra. From the top of the temple a beautiful scenery is visible.

Satish Tripathi3.6/5

35 reviews

Piuos place where Lord Rama left his footprints

We reached here after having darshan at Saatchi Hanuman temple, which is adjacent to it. Placed at a small hillock, it is the highest point of the Rameswaram . According to story Lord Rama, Hanuman and others ascended at this hillock and looked towards Lanka and planned how to reach there. It was lord Hanuman who took a long leap towards Lanka from this place. Before leaving, Lord Rama left His foot prints at the same site .Now this is famous as Ramar Padam or Ram Jharokha. After ascending about thirty steps, you reach at the Mandapam region, see many pillars all around. Cool breeze of air welcomes you there with panoramic view of Rameshwaram Island. We went inside sanctum, where saw a foot print on a Chakra, bowed our head and came out, highly satisfied.

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Venkat raman4.6/5

27 reviews

Easy to access

The name of the place appears in Ramayana. The Hill is very easily accessable and has good transport facilities from Rameswaram. The temple is in a high place and contains Ramapatham and other statues

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