Rameswaram is a famous place in Indian map because of its religious importance. The town is situated between India and Sri Lanka. The Pamban Island on which the town is located is just 50 km from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. This Pamban Island is connected by Pamban bridge with Indian mainland. It is located at the tip of Indian peninsula with full of greenery, Rameswaram is an apt place for any traveller. Besides rejuvenating your mind, the town will also fulfil your religious pursuits. According to Hindu Mythology, this is the place from where Lord Rama and his army built a bridge across the sea to reach Lanka and rescue Sita from demon god Ravana. Being an important part of Ramayana legend, the town is filled with temples which are linked with Lord Rama. The place is considered one of the holiest places in India. It is one of the destinations in Hindu Char Dham Yatra. The beautiful untouched island add to the beauty of the place. Every year a large number of devotees and tourists visit Rameswaram, so the town is well-equipped with all the modern facilities for its guests. Rameswaram hotels are located in the heart of the city. You will cherish the lush green and the breathtaking view of the sea.
Bestowed with exotic flora and mythological importance the best time to visit the town is from October to April. Apart from the abundant natural beauty, one of the 12 jyotirlingam, Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is its claim to fame. One of the Char Dhams of the country, The temple adopted its name from Lord Rama who came here to worship Lord Shiva. There are two lingams, the primary deity is Lord Ranganathswamy which is built by Sita but the second lingam, Vishwalingam is worshipped first till date as Hanuman brought it from Himalaya. You will see the typical South Indian style of temple architecture. Like many other ancient temples, a high wall surrounds the temple complex. The interior works and the stone carvings are very striking. Apart from the temple, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Dhanushkodi Beach Gandhamdhana Parvatham and Agni Teertham are the places to explore in Rameswaram. Rameswaram beach is a good place to hangout but few other area was hugely affected by the tsunami.
Though Rameswaram is separated by Indian mainland but it is well-connected with rail and road bridge. Thus, reaching this holy land is not a difficult task. Daily express trains connect Rameswaram with Trichy, Madurai, Chennai and Coimbatore. Weekly expresses are also there from Bhubaneswar and Varanasi. The railway is the major mode of transportation here. National Highway NH 49 connects Dhanushkodi and Madurai. Taxis, cabs, state buses and private tourists buses are available to take you to Rameswaram.
As the place witness a good crowd of foreign tourist every year, 4 star hotels in Rameswaram are also available. These hotels offer a pick and drop service from the railway station provided you book room before reaching the place.
Author Bio: Dimpy is a travel enthusiast and loves sharing her travel experiences. She writes about 3 star hotels in Rameswaram, a picturesque city dotted with waterfalls.