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Rameswaram travel guideA hold dip at Rameswaram's waters

Published: 29/10/2012

Rameshwaram is a temple town located on the Pamban Island and is connected to the mainland India by the Pamban channel. Rameshwaram Island, (also known as Pamban Island) is conch shaped and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. One of the four Dhams, Rameshwaram is considered as one of the holiest places. Rameshwaram is a major tourist attraction for the pilgrims both Shaivites and Vaishnavites.
Only 50 kms from the Manar Island from Sri lanka, according to legends this is the place from where Sri Ram built the Ramsetu (Adamís bridge) across the sea to Sri Lanka.

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Sri Ramanatha Swami temple

Situated on the eastern side of the conch shaped island, the Sri Ramanatha Swami temple dates back to the period of Ramayana. Dedicated to Lord Ramanatha or the Ramalinga, the sand Linga made by Sita and installed by Lord Rama is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. A unique feature of this temple is that it has the longest corridor (230 metres) with exquisite architecture on the pillars. Another tourist attraction is that the temple has 22 wells, and the water of each well tastes different. (Here are some Hotels in Rameswaram near Temple with actual distance of these hotels from the temple.)

Kurusadi Island

Situated on the west of Pamban Bridge, the Kurusadi Island is a paradise for nature lovers and eco scientists.

Pamban Bridge

A major tourist attraction, the Pamban Bridge, built on Palk Strait, is the connecting link of Rameswaram to the mainland India. It is a sea bridge with both road and railways operating.

Dhanush Kodi

A sacred pilgrimage for the Hindus, Dhanush Kodi is a tourist attraction for bird lovers and nature lovers.

Aryaman Beach and other beaches

Uniqueness of Rameswaram beaches is the peaceful sea with no waves. The sea seems like a river.
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