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Get Yourself Equipped with All Information about the Temple Town

By Glenn Farrier Subscribe to RSS | April 19th 2012 | Views:

A town separated from the mainland by Pamban channel and located on Pamban island, Rameswaram is one of the holiest places for Hindus. It is one of the char dham that Hindus revere so much.

Considered to be one of the holiest places for Hindus as a part of the Char Dham pilgrimages, Rameswaram is one of the bustling pilgrim centers in the south Indian state of Tamilnadu.

Geographical Location - Rameswaram is located on the Pamban Island and is separated from the mainland by the Pamban Channel. About 50 Kilometers away from it is located the Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. The temple town is located on the gulf of Mannar on the tip of the Indian Peninsula.

Transport and Communication - Rameswaram is connected with the mainland of Tamilnadu by road and railways, both running over the Bay of Bengal. It is the terminus railway station on the Chennai-Madurai Railways. Usually it is one night journey from Chennai to Rameswaram by train or tourist bus.

Information on the Town - Visitors can find Rameswaram directory with the Tamilnadu Tourism Department centers as well as in books and periodicals. However, the most comprehensive information is available at, an informative and educative website that gives all encompassing information about the temple town.

Historical Background - Legend goes that Rameswaram is the place where Lord Ramachandra built a bridge to cross over to Lanka (now Sri Lanka). The bridge is popularly known as Ram Setu and Adam’s Bridge across the sea. It was built by Ramachandra and his monkey troop to rescue his wife Seeta from the clutches of Ravana, the King of Lanka. A holy place for both Shaivites as well as Baisnabs it is also known as the Varanasi of the South and Rameswaram business is also growing consistently. Dhanuskoti, a fishing hamlet of this town which is the place where the traces of old bridge is available, is also the birth place of ex-Indian President and great scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Geography and Climate - Located at 10 meters above the sea levels, the island has an area of around 61.8 sq kilometers and clones the shape of a conch. Climate of the place is dry and tropical.

Places to Visit - Major area of the town is occupied by the Ramanatha Swamy Temple that is also the main attraction of all visitors to the town. Besides it has a beautiful sea beach with little or no waves. Highlight of the temple is the 1219 pillared longest temple corridor in the country and 22 wells with each having different tasting water. There is also the Sethu Karai, the place where the historical bridge was built by Lord Ramachandra.

An educative and informative website is the best place for finding all information about Rameswaram.

Glenn Farrier - About Author: is the site where a visitor can find all the comprehensive information on all south Indian towns and cities like the Rameswaram directory. Information is not only about the temple town but also about Rameswaram business for interested viewers.

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