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Ruins at Dhanushkodi....

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Dhanushkodi Beach

Vishnu Katara
23rd Apr 17

Awesome Beach

Awesome Beach  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Manoj Menon
5th Jan 18

Abandoned village on the shores of Indian Ocean

Abandoned village on the shores of Indian Ocean  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Gaurav Verma
4th Jan 18

Last point of India!

Last point of India!  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Gaurav Verma
4th Jan 18

One of the oldest bridge

One of the oldest bridge  Video Review
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Pamban Island

Vishnu Katara
23rd Apr 17

Old Church

Old Church  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Vishnu Katara
23rd Apr 17

Nice beach to enjoy

Nice beach to enjoy  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Himanshu Khandelwal
28th Feb 17

Sangam of Indian ocean amd Bay of bengal

Sangam of Indian ocean amd Bay of bengal  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Pushkar
26th Aug 15

Dhanushkodi Beach

Dhanushkodi Beach  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Pushkar
26th Aug 15

Dhanushkodi beach jeep ride

Dhanushkodi beach jeep ride  Video Review
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Dhanushkodi Beach

Pushkar
25th Aug 15

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Reasons to go to Dhanushkodi

1The solitude of the abandoned beaches and town of Dhanushkodi
The solitude of the abandoned beaches and town of Dhanushkodi

Want to spend some alone time with your partner? Dhanushkodi is like a dream for those who want to travel back in time and yet find a relaxing place where they can do it! The only thing better than the forgotten ruins of this place are the clean, secluded beaches where no one would disturb your solitude!

HolidayIQ Traveller Asmita says, “This particular place has a significance in Indian mythology and is also is closer to Sri Lankan Border. They also say that you can see one of the islands of Sri Lanka if you stand on the tip of the Island on this side.”

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2To visit the ruins of the fishing village near the beach, wiped out in Tsunami
To visit the ruins of the fishing village near the beach, wiped out in Tsunami

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Nikhil says, “Ultimate place in India Dhanushkodi beach is a must see in Rameshwaram. There was a village which got wiped out in 1964 Tsunami. The Private tempo journey was awesome at a moment you can see the jeep going on the water which was one of the best experience one can get. The tempo journey would cost around 100-200 per head. It is a totally paisa-vasool trip, you can enjoy the waves which suddenly rise and suddenly decrease. , the waves touching your foot was the best experience, If you want to go to the last tip then ask the driver. Sit would cost more. The beaches are very clean and neat the color of the water is totally blue. Start trip from the morning. Depart from Rameshwaram around 9. Be careful with the Tempo people, they can charge you more. If you are going in summer be sure to carry hats, water and energy bites.”

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3For it's marine nature reserve
For it's marine nature reserve

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHINAV Kumar shares, “This is the last coastal village near the Srilankan border. The Ramsetu was built through this way. Before the cyclone here, rail service was on since the British time. People go the Dhanushkodi for Pind Daan purpose and some of us only for sightseeing. You will find an amazing minibus that goes through sand and water. There is a temple near old railway station of Dhanushkodi you will find a rare floating stone there. But the beaches are awesome with clean water. At some places you will experience high tides also and some place it is calm and still.”

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4For its coastal village
For its coastal village

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harilal Pillai adds, “One of the best beaches. Since Sri Lanka is nearby, coast guard won't allow you to visit Ramsethu, the extreme tip of Danushkodi Beach. We can even see a tower which controls all signals in the coast maintained by the coast guard.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhinav Kumar says, “This is the last coastal village near Srilankan border. The Ramsethu was built in this way. You will find minibus that goes through sand and water. There is a temple near the old railway station of Dhanushkodi and you will find a rare floating stone there. But the beaches are awesome with clean water. At some places, you will experience high tides and some places will be calm and still.” 

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5Dhanushkodi Railway Station - Located In A Ghost Town
Dhanushkodi Railway Station - Located In A Ghost Town

Located at the southern tip of Rameswaram, at the eastern coast of the Tamil Nadu, the town of Dhanushkodi was submerged during the 1964 cyclones. Before the 1964 cyclone, there was a train service up to Dhanushkodi called Boat Mail from Madras Egmore (Now Chennai Egmore). The train would to halt at a pier on the south-eastern side of Dhanushkodi township where a waiting steamer transported passengers to Sri Lanka across the Palk Strait. HolidayIQ Traveller Asmita Pradhan from Mumbai shares, “This place is roughly 20 kms away from the Rameshwaram Railway Station. You can take the bus till the bus and if you wish to go further till Rama Sethu, hire a jeep or join a group of people.”

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Reviews (17)

Manoj Menon

Manoj Menon5.0/5

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The Land Amidst Two Water Bodies

Dhanushkodi is one of the most calmest and beautiful place in India. It has garnered a lot of interest due to the fabled Ram Setu and this is what attracts travellers here. There are a lot of dilapidated buildings here which were destroyed by the tsunami that had ravaged this region a few years back. They stand there as a memory to the fury that mother nature can unleash upon us.
Further down there is the Dhanushkodi Point where you can observe the confluence of two major water bodies namely, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, which is an absolute sight.
It draws a lot of tourists who come here in search of the lost route of Ram Setu and you can see these enthusiasts searching for hints of the bridge. For those who are not tickled by enthusiasm, they can simply sit back and watch the waves on either side or wade into the water for capturing some scenic shots.
Overall, it is one of those places that every traveler should visit once in their lifetime.

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Piyush Gulati

Piyush Gulati3.6/5

36 reviews

Dhanushkodi visit to see last point of india.

Dhanushkodi is situated near Rameshwaram Tamilnadu. Earlier it was not open to visit because of LTT movement. Now BRO made very good road so it is open to visit.
You can enjoy here as sea is all around here.
You can buy sea shells here in very good price. You can also find nice show piece here to decorate your home and office.

Recommended Duration in Dhanushkodi

Number of days to spend in Dhanushkodi as recommended by our travellers.

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Dhanushkodi Overview

Dhanushkodi is a small town situated near the holy town of Rameshwaram. This small town lies along the eastern coast of the state of Tamil Nadu and is situated south-east of Pamban. Dhanushkodi is situated at the confluence of Mahodadhi (Bay of Bengal) and Ratnakar (Indian Ocean). It is a small land border of around 50 yards, which forms Palk Strait. This town survived a strong storm during the cyclone of 1964, which destroyed Dhanushkodi railway line that connected to Pamban Railway Station.

Dhanushkodi is situated around 29 km to the west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. It attracts several tourists every year, especially those who come to see the Adam's Bridge, which is popularly known as Ram Sethu. This particular bridge is made of limestone, which connects India with Sri Lanka. It is believed that this bridge was constructed by Lord Rama with the help of his vanara sena.

Adam's Bridge was constructed to reach Lanka, where the demon king Ravana kept Lord Rama's wife Sita. According to Hindu mythology, it is said that on request of Vibhishana, brother of Ravana, Lord Rama used his bow to destroy one end of Ram Sethu. Hence, this place earned its name, Dhanushkodi, where Dhanush means bow and Kodi means end.

Dhanushkodi was a flourishing pilgrimage spot before the cyclone of 1964, which caused excessive destruction in the region extending from Mandapam to Dhanushkodi. On the night of 22nd December 1964, cyclone washed away Pamban Bridge, Dhanushkodi Railway Station and other nearby areas. After this natural disaster, the Government of Chennai declared Dhanushkodi as ghost town which was unfit for human living. At present, only few fishermen and their families reside in the town.

Dhanushkodi is easily accessible from the Madurai Airport, which is175 km away from the town. Additionally, it is 20 km away from Rameshwaram, which is connected with other major locations in the country by both rail and road.

It is not suitable to visit the destination during the monsoon months, extending from July to September due the heavy rainfall. Winter season is the best time to visit Dhanushkodi when the weather is pleasant and suitable to indulge in sightseeing.

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Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu

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Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu

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Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi Beach, Dhanushkodi

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Dhanushkodi Beach, Dhanushkodi
Dhanushkodi Beach, Dhanushkodi

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Dhanushkodi Beach, Dhanushkodi

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