Sand and spirituality come together and merge beautifully in Rameswaram on the southern coasts of India. Read on to find out more on the city and how to spend 3 days in Rameswaram.
Rameswaram is situated on the scenic Pamban Island off the coast of Tamil Nadu in South India. It is a small yet picturesque town that is dominated by the world famous Ramanathaswamy Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga as well as one of the sacred Char Dhams. As a result Rameswaram is a bustling pilgrimage that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Below are some of the places that you must visit during your 3 days in Rameswaram.
Day 1: Travel to Rameswaram by train and you will be greeted by a magnificent view of the sea while travelling over the Pamban Bridge. The train trip from the mainland to Rameswaram is one of the highlights of the journey. The famous Ramanathaswamy Temple should be visited first and you should spend a day here and revel in the marvelous architecture of the temple especially the amazing Corridor of Thousand Pillars.
Day 2: Rameswaram is a popular pilgrimage and you will find no dearth of temples and religious spots. You can visit some of the popular temples like Agnitheertham, Hanuman Temple and also visit the amazing floating stones in the Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple and Ramarpadam which contains the footprints of Sri Ram.
Day 3: Rameswaram is also known for its beautiful beaches and picturesque locations. Dhanuskodi is one of the most famous spots in the town as this was the place where Sri Ram destroyed the bridge by an arrow and the beach is also shaped like a bent bow. Dhanuskodi is also the birthplace of APJ Abdul Kalam former President of India and director of the Indian missile program.
Pamban Island is divided from the Indian mainland and is connected by the huge Pamban Bridge and Rameswaram is the last railway station in the railway system from Chennai and Madurai. Rameswaram can be reached by roads and railways and it is nearly 570kms from the capital city of Tamil Nadu- Chennai. The nearest airport is in Madurai that is 170kms away.
Top Rated Hotels in Rameswaram
Hotel Vinayaga is one of the fine budget hotels in Rameswaram that is situated near the main temple. It enjoys almost 90% customer recommendation which means 9 out of 10 people would love to stay here again. The hotel has garnered praise from its guests for its facilities and its standard of service. It offers many extra facilities like multi cuisine restaurant, internet facility and also offers discounts on room rates. The rooms cost Rs.1350.
Hotel Royal Park is a fine luxury hotel in Rameswaram that is known for its accessible location. One of the widely recommended hotels in Rameswaram it enjoys almost 80% customer recommendation which means 8 out of 10 people would love to visit again. It offers well furnished and fully air conditioned rooms and the hotels also provides a fine restaurant and also offers special discounts on room rates. The rooms cost Rs.1500.
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