Welcome to Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram Island is known because here Lord Shiva was worshiped by Rama (the hero of Ramayana and the avatar of Vishnu ) after defeating the demon Ravana (the king of Sri Lanka), who kidnapped Rama's wife Sita. On this occasion, the most famous local temple Ramalingeshwara was built, which is why Rameshvaram was counted among the 7 holy cities of India.

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Information About Rameshwaram

Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for Ramanathaswamy Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site with ornate corridors, huge sculpted pillars and sacred water tanks.Legend has it that Rameshwaram was the place from where Lord Rama, who is considered the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, had built the bridge to Sri Lanka in order to rescue his captured wife Sita from Ravana, the king of Lanka. In fact, the word Rameshwara means “place where Eswara was worshiped by Rama” and presumably this is from where the place get...

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By Air: There are no airports in Rameshwaram. The nearest airport is Madurai, distance around 170 kms. There are regular flights from domestic destination. After arrival in Madurai, one can take the taxi or bus from Madurai to Rameshwaram.By Train:

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