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Rameshwaram Tour Packages

With our collection of Rameshwaram tour packages, embark on a journey of a lifetime to visit some of the most remarkable and prominent temples in Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram is one of the foremost religious cities in Tamil Nadu also known as Varanasi of the South. It holds a lot of significance amongst the Hindu pilgrims because of the presence of Ramanathaswamy Temple. This is one of the 4 dhams in holy char dham.

Located on the eastern side of the island in the Gulf of Mannar, Rameshwaram is an important pilgrimage center for both Vaishnavaites and Shaivites as it was at Rameshwaram where Lord Rama performed thanksgiving rituals to Lord Shiva after his triumph over the demon king Ravana in the battle at Sri Lanka.

With our Rameshwaram holiday packages, explore the Ramanathaswamy Temple famous for its 1200 massive granite columns and a fine example of Dravidian architecture along with grand Dravidian and Great Living Chola Temples of Tamil Nadu which are inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. So, let us do all the hassle work while you enjoy the entire trip and the attractions with your travel partner/s.

Places to visit in Rameshwaram during your next trip

Places to visit

Temples in Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple, Hanuman Temple, Villoondi Tirtham.
Historic Bridges in Rameshwaram Pamban Bridge, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Adam's Bridge/Ram Setu.
Places with historic significance Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, Gandhamadhana Parvatham, Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam.
Beaches in Rameshwaram Dhanushkhodi Beach, Ariyaman Beach, Agniteertham.

Temples in Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram is a quintessential part of the holy Char Dham yatra. Housing one of the most religious sites “Ramanathaswamy Temple”, a lot of devotees visit here each year. Apart from this majestic and beautifully built temple, Rameshwaram is home to a few other important temples as well.

This place holds its importance because it is the very place from where Lord Rama and his army went to Lanka. These are the reasons why a lot of pilgrims head to this destination. So of them are listed below:

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Villoondi Tirtham

Historic Bridges in Rameshwaram

Right from ancient times, Rameshwaram has a lot of historic and mythological significance for India. There are a few historic and a few newly made beautiful bridges that keep a lot of travelers fascinated. Right from the Ram Setu built by Lord Rama and his army to reach Lanka to the Ramban Bridge, the view and the architecture of the historic and new bridges are phenomenal. Here are some of those bridges:

  • Pamban Bridge
  • Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
  • Adam's Bridge/Ram Setu

Places with historic significance

Rameshwaram was the place where India’s former president APJ Abdul Kalam lived. It is also the place where he was buried after his death. If you want to know more about Sir Kalam and click some pictures with his burial site, you can visit this place.

Apart from this, on your visit to Rameshwaram, you can take a guided tour of APJ Abdul Kalam’s house. You will find his belongings and a lot of insight into his personal life. 

  • Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House
  • Gandhamadhana Parvatham
  • Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam

Beaches in Rameshwaram

Owing to its location in the coastal region of India, Rameshwaram serves a lot of beach lovers. If you wish to spend some quiet time with your family or partner then head to the beaches in Rameshwaram. Unlike the other nearby beaches, the ones that are here are pristine. You can enjoy the serenity and the blissful view of the horizon. Here are some beaches in Rameshwaram you shouldn’t miss out on:  

  • Dhanushkhodi Beach
  • Ariyaman Beach
  • Agniteertham

Best time to visit Rameshwaram

Enjoying the tropical temperature, Rameshwaram has the same climate like other cities of Tamil Nadu. If you are planning on visiting here, you will have to plan accordingly. The best time to visit Rameshwaram is during winters when the temperature is comfortable and you get to enjoy exploring the various places around.

Best time to visit Rameshwaram: Winters
Best months to visit Rameshwaram: October to February

How to reach Rameshwaram

Here is more insight on how to reach Rameshwaram.

By Air:
The nearest airport to Rameshwaram is the Madurai International Airport. It happens to be just 171 km from this beach city. There are several modes of transportation from the airport and reaching the destination is comfortable from the airport.

Nearest Airport to Rameshwaram: Madurai International Airport
Distance of the airport from Rameshwaram: 171 km

By Rail:
If you prefer traveling to Rameshwaram via railways, you will have to get down at the Rameshwaram Railway station. It is also the best way to travel to Rameshwaram. When you get down at the railway station you can get a hotel nearby or take a cab to your hotel. This railway station is well-connected with the nearby stations like Coimbatore, Madurai, Chennai, and Pondicherry.

By Road:
All the major cities around Rameshwaram have intercity buses plying regularly. You can opt for traveling via road. In fact, the roads leading to your destinations are also made very well and it connects the destination smoothly. A lot of travelers enthusiastically plan a road trip to this serene beach destination with family and friends.

Best restaurants in Rameshwaram

Just like any other Tamil Nadu city, Rameshwaram also serves a lot of tourists throughout the year. It has a huge variety of cuisines and offers a range of options for diverse people. If you are planning on visiting here, rest assured that there are a lot of delicious delicacies on offer. Here are some top-notch restaurants in Rameshwaram where you can head for a great meal.

  • The curry
  • Ahaan- The Restaurant
  • Hotel Tamil Nadu- Pure Vegetarian Multi-Cuisine restaurant
  • The Cafe
  • Sri Murugan Mess

Best accommodations in Rameshwaram

Looking into the number of tourists visiting the destination each year; Rameshwaram Tourism has ensured that people never face a crunch when it comes to staying options. Right from luxury hotels to affordable Ashrams, you get a lot of options. Here are some of the best hotels in Rameshwaram.

  • Hotel Rameshwaram Grand
  • Hotel Ragavendra
  • Joes beach shacks
  • Daiwik Hotel Rameshwaram
  • AAA Cottage


Best Rameswaram Holiday Packages

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Madurai Rameshwaram Kanyakumari Temple Tour

3 N / 4 D

Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari

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Trip to South India Temples

13 N / 14 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur – Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Chennai

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Complete Tamilnadu Tour

13 N / 14 D

Chennai – Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Chennai

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Ramayana Trail in India

10 N / 11 D

Ayodhya – Prayagraj – Chitrakoot - Panchvati (Nashik) – Hampi (Kishkindha) – Madurai - Rameshwaram (Ramsethu)

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12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Yatra

19 N / 20 D

Pune – Bhimashankar – Shirdi – Shani Shingnapur – Aurangabad – Grishneshwar – Nashik - Trimbakeshwar – Mumbai – Porbandar – Dwarka – Somnath – Mumbai – Indore – Ujjain – Mahakaleshwar - Omkareshwar – Indore – Hyderabad – Srisailam – Hyderabad – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Delhi – Haridwar – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Guptkashi – Haridwar – Varanasi – Deogarh – Baidyanath – Basuki Nath - Patna

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  • Darshan of 12 Jyotirlinga in India
  • Attend Abhisheka ceremony at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Attend Pooja ceremony at Kedarnath Jyotirlinga
  • Participate in the pooja ceremony at Bhimashankar
  • Visit Somnath temple in Gujarat
  • Visit to popular Ujjain temples-Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga & Bhairav Nath
  • Attend Evening Ganga Aarti at Haridwar & Varanasi
  • Visit to Rudraprayag- the Confluence of Mandakini River, Alaknanda River

Southern India Peninsular Tour

15 N / 16 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Pondicherry - Swami Mailer - Swami Malai - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kodaikanai - Madurai - Kanya Kumari - Kovalam - Periyar - Kottayam - Alleppey - Cochin - Ooty - Coonoor - Chennai

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Sacred South India Temple Tour

11 N / 12 D

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Velankanni - Tanjore/Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum

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With our Rameshwaram holiday packages, explore the Ramanathaswamy Temple famous for its 1200 massive granite columns and a fine example of Dravidian architecture along with grand Dravidian and Great Living Chola Temples of Tamil Nadu which are inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

FAQs of Rameshwaram Tours

Q: Where is Rameshwaram located?

Ans: Rameshwaram is located in Tamil Nadu state of India, the southernmost state. It is located on Pamban Island in Gulf of Mannar and is connected to mainland of India by a bridge. From Here it is only 40 kms to Srilanka and Geological evidence suggests that the Rama Sethu was a former land connection between India and Srilanka (reference of which is generally found in Hindu mythology, in Indian epic Ramayana).

Q: How to reach Rameshwaram?

Ans: Rameshwaram can be reached by Air, Train and Road.

The Nearest airport is Madurai which is also now an international airport, provides good connectivity from other major Indian city airport.

Nearest railway station is Rameshwaram (RMM), however the most widely connected railway station is Madurai, from Madurai you can travel by train to Rameshwaram or you can hire a taxi.

By Road, it is well connected to Madurai, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Rameshwaram?

Ans: Rameshwaram being a coastal town has tropical weather.

Best time to visit Rameshwaram is from October to April, which is non humid. Summer months are humid and hot.

Q: Which are the nearest important religious cities to Rameshwaram?

Ans: From Rameshwaram, you can connect to Madurai popular for Meenakshi Amman Temple, to ancient temple town of Tirunelveli and to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India where you can visit Bhagwath Amman Temple and other noted sites.

From Rameshwaram to Madurai            173 kms / 3.5 hrs drive

From Rameshwaram to Tirunelveli        227 kms / 05 hrs drive

From Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari     310 kms / 06 hrs drive

Q: Which are the most important places of interest in Rameshwaram?

Ans: Rameshwaram is a sacred city, very important pilgrimage site in Hindu religion. The places of religious importance and are must visit while on a visit to Rameshwaram are:

Ramanatha swamy temple - part of one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temple, making it as a revered pilgrimage site.

Temple tanks - These tanks are known as holy water bodies, there are many in Rameshwaram but 24 of these are most scared. Bathing in these tanks are considered important and is equivalent to penance.

Gandhamathana Parvatham - It is 3 kms from Ramanathaswamy temple, and there is a hall where you can see Lord Rama’s footprint on a wheel. The RamarpathamTemple is located on this hillock and is considered the highest point in Rameshwaram.

Dhanushkodi - the southernmost tip of the island that houses the Kothandaramaswamy Temple dedicated to Rama.Though Dhanushkodi was washed away during the 1964 cyclone, the temple alone remained intact. A popular belief is that, Dhanushkodi is where Vibishana, a brother of Ravana surrendered before Rama in the epic Ramayana.

Q: Which Hindu god is Rameshwaram famous for?

Ans: Rameshwaram, means Lord of Rama, known for Lord Shiva which is the presiding deity of Ramanathasawamy temple and a Jyotirlinga. This town also found its mention in Ramayana, where Lord Rama built the stone bridge to Srilanka.

Q: Is Rameshwaram known as Jyotirlinga or Chardham?

Ans: Rameshwaram is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and it is also one of the Chardham destinations known as four abodes.

Q: Are there any good hotels to stay at Rameshwaram?

Ans: There are two ways to visit Rameshwaram, one as a day excursion from Madurai and second as a part of night stay. There are many good options of hotels which are now available in Rameshwaram, from good standard, Hyatt Place hotel to budget standard. There are no limitations from accommodation point of view, compared to other South Indian towns.

Q: Can I travel from Rameshwaram to Srilanka by sea?

Ans: No you cannot, last point that you can visit here is Dhanushkodi which is at a distance 40 kms from Srilanka. If you wish to travel to Srilanka, you can board the flight from Madurai, the nearest airport from Rameshwaram.

Q: Which is the most important pilgrimage site in Rameshwaram?

Ans: Ramanathaswamy is the most sacred of all temples of Temples of Rameshwaram. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga and it is said that pilgrimage remains incomplete in your life if you do not visit Rameshwaram.