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Rameshwaram Beach

Rameshwaram is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of South India. The sea here is also home to rare sea species and coral reefs. Remarkable variety of marine life-algae, starfish, sea cucumber, crabs, sponges and the sea cow are found here.

One may also sight some dolphins playing in the serene waters of Rameshwaram Beach. The serene beach with shallow waters makes an ideal site for swimming and sunbathing. Surrounded by Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar, it is a major pilgrimage centre for both Salivates and Vaishnavaites, as it was here that Lord Rama offered thanks to Lord Shiva.

At the town's core is the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the most important temples in southern India. Rameshwaram beach promises to satisfy both pilgrims and tourists alike.

Near the beach is the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the most important temples in southern India. It was built in the 17th century and is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns.

The 54 meter tall gate-tower, called ‘Gopuram' and 1220 meters of magnificent corridors attracts even foreign tourists to this temple. Another belief is that Lord Sri Rama earlier constructed a mythological bridge to Sri Lanka from this Rameshwaram beach.

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Another important tourist spot in Rameshwaram is Agnitheertham, which is just 100 meters away from the temple. It is believed that this is the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, and asked forgiveness for killing Ravana.

MARINE FAUNA IN RAMESHWARAM BEACH


The benevolent sea inhabits the rare sea species and coral reefs. Exotic variety of marine life-algae, starfish, sea cucumber, crabs, sponges and the sea cow are found here. The clean beach and shallow water here are an ideal destination for swimming and sunbathing. This is the only place in the region where one could swim in the sea day and night. An enjoyable sight is frolic of dolphins in the water.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF RAMESHWERAM BEACH

Main attractions are the Ramanathswamy temple is spread over 151 acres and is a magnificent example of Dravidian art. This temple took about 350 years to take its present form various release having contributed to its construction at different times from the 12th century onwards.

Parakrama Bahu, the ruler of Ceylon guilt the sanctum sanctorum. The corridors and other vast structures of the temple and the Gopurams were built by the Sethupathis, rulers of Ramanathapuram since 12th century.

The temple has two Gopurams at the eastern and western entrances, 130 feet and 80 feet high, respectively. The sanctum sanctorum is built of polished granite stone.

HOW TO REACH RAMESHWRAM BEACH?

By Air: The nearest airport Madurai which is 167 kms from Rameshwaram and is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay, Calicut and Madras.

By Rail: Rameshwaram is connected by rail directly to Madras, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore where Madras is connected with all the main places in India.

By Road: Rameshwaram is connected by regular bus services with Kanyakumari 320 kms, Karaikudi 149 kms, Madras 666 kms, Madurai 167 kms, Ramanathapuram 55 kms, Sivaganga 136 kms, Pudukottai 188 kms, Tanjore 248 kms, Tuticorin 180 kms, Tiruchendur 209 kms etc.


 
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