Rameswaram: A Magnificent Hindu Pilgrimage Town

A significant pilgrimage town for Hindus, Rameswaram is a part of the famous ‘Char Dham Yatra’. Located in Pamban Island at the very tip of the Indian peninsula, the town is connected to mainland India via the 2 kilometer-long Pamban Bridge which caters to both road and railway. The bridge has a distinction of being the first sea-bridge built in India.

Rameswaram is considered as one of the holiest places in India. If you follow Hindu mythology generally and the epic Ramayana specifically, you’ll find it amazing that this is the place from where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to reach Lanka, where he rescued his wife Sita and defeated her abductor Ravana! It is believed that after coming back, Lord Rama consecrated Ramanathaswamy Temple to thank Lord Shiva.

If you’re into spirituality or have an interest in ancient structures, you will find the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple absolutely magnificent! It has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India. Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of ‘Jyotiralinga’, one of only twelve all over India!

Apart from the pilgrimage part, Rameshwaram is a small fishing town that provides some spectacular scenic views at the eastern point of the island. You will find it interesting that this point is just 30 kilometers away from Sri Lanka! The town is home to various hotels and restaurants, most of which are clustered around the Ramanathaswamy Temple. General weather of this destination is Sunny. This destination is of type Beaches.