Rameshwaram Island


Rameshwaram Island is located between peninsular India and Sri Lanka in the Gulf of Mannar. It is basically a pilgrimage centre and a corridor of faith.

According to the legends, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva and installed a lingam before crossing over to Lanka by building a bridge to Lanka from here. There is a principal temple here where the deity, Rameshwara lingam is installed. The place is, therefore, sacred to the Hindus and is visited by people from all over the country.

Among the highlights of Rameshwaram are Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agnitheertham, Gandamadana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi, Jada Theertham and Viloondi Theertham.

There are many cheap accommodations available in the city and most of the hotels are near the sea, allowing the tourists to watch the beautiful sun rise from the hotel room itself.

Rameshwaram is connected to mainland via the Pamban Bridge and also has a Railway station.