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Divine Experience with breathtaking architecture.

Divine Experience with breathtaking architecture.  Video Review
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Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ankit Goyal
4th Jan 18

Spiritual Place

Spiritual Place  Video Review
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Ramanathaswamy Temple

Manoj Menon
4th Jan 18

Beautiful architecture

Beautiful architecture  Video Review
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Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ankita Kumar
4th Jan 18

Quite spectacular architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva

Quite spectacular architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva  Video Review
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Thiruppullani

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
11th May 16

Reviews (3)

Karthick

Karthick4.3/5

2 reviews

Good experience

I would recommend this hotel for staying with family as well as friend. Service provided by this hotel is excellent. Workers here work are polite and gentle. Happy to stay here. Yeah enjoyed scenery also. You should stay here . .

Nagmani Yadav

Nagmani Yadav5.0/5

4 reviews

Places of interest in Ramanathapuram

Ramanathapuram is 116 kms from Madurai and just 60 Kms from Rameswaram, well connected by bus as well as train. It is also known as Ramnad. It has many places worth seeing around it (Devipattinam, Uttarkosamangai, Thirupullani, Sethukarai, Nainar Kovil) and all can be reached in one day, if you have own vehicle like hired taxi or bike . . Best time to visit is November to January. We started early by bike from Ramnad to Devipattinam and returned to Ramnad before 11 AM, had lunch in Ramnad. Then we headed for Uttarkosamangai (17, from there Thirupullani (10 followed by Sethukarai (04 and back to Ramand . People here know only Tamil and English, however in people in Ramnad city a understand little Hindi . Only south Indian dishes like idli, dosha, uthapam, rice Sambhar and parotha are available . I stayed there at my friends residence and covered all these places by bike. Regular bus services are also available from Ramnad bus stand. Hired vehicles are also available.

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Ramanathapuram Overview

Ramanathapuram, or Ramnad as it is popularly called is a small city located in Tamil Nadu. The place is largely a gateway to the pilgrimage centres of Rameshwaram and Devipattinam which are located close by.

Ramanathapuram, like most of the cities of South India, is an old city. The city dates back to much before the 10th century, although no formal records are available of that period. Available historical records suggest that Ramanathapuram was ruled by the Pandyans for the most part until the 15th century. Although the Cholas gained control of the region for a short period of time, it was the Pandyans who were influential in the region.

The 17th and the 18th century saw the rule of the Europeans and the British respectively over this region. The British abolished the Zamindari system here in 1892, when the ruling Nawab was imprisoned and a British Collector was delegated. It was during the British rule only that the place came to be called as Ramanad. Although the name continued after independence, it was recently changed to Ramanathapuram, to be in coherence with the Tamil culture.

The major attraction of Ramanathapuram is the Raja Palace. This Palace was built by the Sethupatys and continues to be inhabited by the descendants of the royal family, although they are no longer in power. The royal family has set up schools and hospitals in the area as part of their community service.

Ramanathapuram finds a mention in Hindu mythology as well. It is believed that Lord Rama after defeating Ravana, returned to nearby Rameshwaram. He did so by building a bridge across the sea with the help of his army of monkeys. Lord Rama is also said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here, thus sanctifying this place.

The climate of Ramanathapuram remains the same through the year, which is warm and humid. The average day temperature here ranges between 30-35° Celsius, with the summer months experiencing the highest level of humidity. The winter months of November to February are the best time to visit Ramanathapuram.

Ramanathapuram is well connected to other regions of India with the help of a rail network as well as road transport. National Highway 49 and National Highway 210 run through the town. However, the city does not have an airport, with the nearest one being at Madurai.

Photos of Ramanathapuram

Devi Patinam, Ramanathapuram

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Jagdish Raval

Devi Patinam, Ramanathapuram
Devi Patinam, Ramanathapuram

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Jagdish Raval

Devi Patinam, Ramanathapuram
Thiruppullani, Ramanathapuram

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Thiruppullani, Ramanathapuram
Uthirakosamangai, Ramanathapuram

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Jagdish Raval

Uthirakosamangai, Ramanathapuram

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