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
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
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.
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
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.
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