Rameswaram Island, Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram, island, southeastern Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It forms part of Rama’s (Adam’s) Bridge, a series of coral reef islands connecting India and Sri Lanka. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island. The great temple of Rameswaram was built in the 17th century on the traditional site said to be sanctified by the god Rama’s footprints when he crossed the island on his journey to rescue his wife, Sita, from the demon Ravana. The temple is built on rising ground above a small lake.

Rameswaram Island

A wide variety of beaches and temples await travellers visiting this iconic island. Some very famous attractions on the island of Rameswaram include Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agniteertham, Gandamadana Parvatham at a distance of 3 km from Rameswaram, The five-faced Hanuman Temple and Dhanushkodi.

Best Time to Visit: The ideal time to visit Rameswaram Island is from December to February since the climate is pretty cool and perfect to plan outdoor activities.

How to Reach: Since Rameswaram is located on the Pamban Island itself, you can take a train from Madurai till Pamban which will take around 4 hours. Then, a taxi can be hired to cover the remaining 10 km from Pamban railway station to Rameswaram.

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