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Rameswaram

Rameswaram Temple

Rameswaram Temple

Rameswaram is an island located on the angle of the Indian peninsula. The city is as well an important south India pilgrimage center of the Hindus. Rameswaram is important for Hindu peoples. The preside divine being is the Linga of Sri Ranganatha, which happens to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India. Rameswaram is popularly referred as the ‘Benaras of the south‘. In fact the entire area of Rameswaram is associated with various incidents from the Ramayana.

The places of vacation include the Ramanathaswamy Temple, which was built in the 17th century and is located to the sea on the eastern side of the island; this temple is famous for its 1200 huge stonework columns. A place called Dhanushkodi named after Rama’s bow is at the eastern end of the island at a distance of 8 kms from Rameswaram.

Pamban Bridge

Pamban Railway Bridge

Pamban Railway Bridge

Pamban Bridge is 3 kilometers lengthy which connects the island of Rameswaram & Dhanuskodi to the mainland. These are the one of the longest bridge in India and illustrate the marvel of the engineers. The bridge allowed meter gauge trains to run over it since 1911. The Department of Railways completed the broad gauge works and now the broad-gauge trains run over it. If you travel in train you will have a beautiful view of the sea while crossing through this bridge.