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Pretty Pamban bridge

Pretty Pamban bridge  Video Review

Pamban Bridge

Ankita Kumar
8th Jan 18

Live Corals in Rameshwaram

Live Corals in Rameshwaram  Video Review

Rameshwaram Temple

26th Aug 15

Agneeeertham beach

Agneeeertham beach  Video Review


26th Aug 15

Villondi Teertham - beach

Villondi Teertham - beach  Video Review

Villondi Tirtham

Ankita Kumar
4th Jan 18

Rejuvenate yourself with the holy experience

Rejuvenate yourself with the holy experience  Video Review


Ankit Goyal
4th Jan 18

A Theertham near the beach

A Theertham near the beach  Video Review

Villondi Tirtham

Manoj Menon
4th Jan 18

Unique bridge with awesome view

Unique bridge with awesome view  Video Review

Pamban Bridge

Vikas Rana
22nd Dec 17

Snorkelling at Agni Teertham beach

Snorkelling at Agni Teertham beach  Video Review

Rameshwaram Temple

26th Aug 15

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

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

House Of Kalam

Ankit Goyal
5th Jan 18

Great religious site

Great religious site  Video Review

Lakshmana Tirtham

Gaurav Verma
4th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Rameswaram

1Rameshwaram: Great temples and architecture
Rameshwaram: Great temples and architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi shares, “Many teertham associated with rama besides Ramnathswami temple ...Water was fresh and little different in taste from each well. Taking bath from the water of these wells, absolve you from some or other type of sin and endows you with the blessing of many deities. Baths from these wells take about an hour. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer murali Krishnan shares, “Great Temple with great architecture This is the second visit to this temple. You will need a minimum of 1/2 a day for the main temple, 1/2 a day for Danushkodi and 1/2 a day for the rest of Rameswaram. Do not miss Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's House and his resting place. ”  


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2Rameshwaram ; For its exquisite temples and sculptures
Rameshwaram ; For its exquisite temples and sculptures

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi adds, “The holy place of Laxmana Rameswaram is a small island city but is filled with many number of Tirthas. We saw statues of Ram, Laxman and Sita inside the sanctum. Later, we relaxed for a while in the temple in front of the beautiful temple pond. There is a small mandapam inside the pond, surrounded by water from all sides. There are many steps to reach the Mandapam, but you have to cross the water before reaching there. Overall, it was very pleasant to spend time at this sacred place.”


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HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi adds, “Previously there was a small shrine at this place, but now a new temple has been built at the same place.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Murali Krishnan shares, “You will need a minimum of 1/2 a day for the main temple, 1/2 a day for Danushkodi and 1/2 a day for the rest of Rameswaram.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi says, “There is a big statue of Lord Hanuman in black colour, having five different faces. Just in front of the statue is a small temple devoted to Him. We got inside and had quick darshan there. There is a small statue inside the sanctum.


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4Rameshwaram - Where The Monkey Army Started Building The Bridge To Lanka
Rameshwaram - Where The Monkey Army Started Building The Bridge To Lanka

According to Hindu mythology, this is the place from where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from her abductor Ravana. HolidayIQ Traveller Neeraj Pandya from Gandhinagar shares, "What a place.!!!!!!! As you reaching Rameswaram, rail track is parallel to blue sea water which gives you a beautiful look of journey. Then Pamban bridge over sea. Breathtaking experience to ride over blue water. Superb technology for passing ships thru railway bridge. Autos are easily available from station with little bargaining. It is a very small town. Rameshwaram temple, holy bath in sea & then wells of temple is a memorable feelings. Hotel room are easily available at affordable rates. Dhanushkodi is a must visit place where you can feel two sea Hind & Arabian at a time with two different color of water."


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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.

Recommended Duration in Rameswaram

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

2 days


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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Ariyaman Beach, Rameswaram
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Rameswaram

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Famous Rameshwaram Bridge
Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram

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Old Railway Station of Ghost Town

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