Rameshwaram is an island and it is also a famous pilgrim center. Rameshwaram is situated off the mainland surrounded by Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar. As per hindu old stories, It is believed that Lord Sri Rama constructed the mythological bridge to Sri Lanka.
The maximum temperature varies between 28-31 degree celsius while minimum temperature is around 25 degree. The best time to visit here is between January and March. The shallow water and serene beach are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
The population size of Rameshwaram is about 32,700. Rameshwaram is known for its 36 theerthams and long ornate corridors and towers.
Main Attractions near Rameshwaram Beach
Rameshwaram is a beautiful holiday spot too. The main attraction of the island is the famous temple Ramanathswamy which is one of the important temples in South India. This temple is spread over 151 acres and is a magnificent example of Dravidian art.
It attracts tourists with various good sights such as 1200 gigantic granite columns, the gate-tower called ‘Gopuram’ which is 54 meter tall and 1220 meters of magnificent corridors. To construct this temple it took about 350 years from various release having contributed to its construction at different times from the 12th century onwards.
Agnitheertham is about 100 meters away from the temple, where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, to absolve himself from the killing Ravana.
The Marine Fauna
The sea here is very calm and quite and this is the only place where one could swim in the sea day and night. Frolic of dolphins in the water is an enjoyable sight. It’s a pleasant experience to drive along the Dhanushkodi road. The backwater edged with waving bulrushes and the clear sea surrounds the road.
Stretches of virtually untouched beach sparkle in the fading light and it is from here that you get a bright view of the sunset. A few transient settlements of fisherman can be seen in the fishing season towards the end of the road. Rameshwaram beach had diverse species of marine life, which ranges from life-algae, crabs, sponges, starfish, sea cucumber and the sea sow etc
By air :
The nearest airport is Madurai its about 167 kms away. The airport connects Tamilnadu with major Indian cities and towns thus operates regular Indian Airlines.
By Rail :
Rameshwaram is connected by rail directly to Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore.
By Road :
Frequent bus services from Kanyakumari, karaikudi, Madras, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga and Tanjore ply over the roadways to Rameshwaram beach.