Rameshwaram beach is located 40 kilometers from the Jaffna Peninsula in Sri Lanka Surrounded by Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar.
A seaside village with a verdant beach and natural scenery,Rameshwaram is one of the most popular pilgrimage centers of South Indian Beaches.
It is a major pilgrimage center for both Saivaites and Vaishnavaites,as it was here that Lord Rama offered thanks to Lord Shiva.
At the town's core is the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the most important temples in southern India.
The sea here is very calm and quite, with rare sea species and coral reefs. Remarkable variety of marine life-algae,starfish, sea cucumber, crabs, sponges and the sea cow are found here.These are the things available here which are not available in most of the South Indian Beaches.
The serene beach and shallow water here are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.This is the only place where one could swim in the sea day and night among the Beaches in Tamil Nadu.
An enjoyable sight is frolic of dolphins in the water.This is the only place where one can see the dolphins but not in any other Tamil Nadu Beaches.
Some of the popular tourist attractions in and around Rameshwaram beach are Ramanathaswamy temple,Agnitheertham,Gandamadana Parvatham, Dhanushkodi, and Erwadi.
Ramanathaswamy temple for lord siva and is spreaded over 151 hectares and is a magnificent example of the Dravidian art.the temple is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns;54 meter tall gopuram,and 1220 metres of magnificent corridors and columns.
You can also visit Kothandaramaswamy temple.
Among the South Indian Beaches,tourists will visit Rameshwaram Beach will be able to explore the marine life found in Rameshwaram Beach.
You fall in love with this serene beach and surface waters, which are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
So if you plan to travel in Tamil Nadu, do not miss the opportunity to explore Rameshwaram Beach.
The best time to visit Rameshwaram beach is from January to March.
HOW TO GET THERE :
The nearest airport is at Madurai, situated 167 km away. The airport operates regular Indian Airlines, thereby, connecting Tamil Nadu with major Indian cities and towns.
The rail heads in Madras, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore connects Rameshwarm with the prominent places in India.
Rameshwaram beach is also well connected by roads. Direct bus services to Rameshwaram beach are available from Kanyakumari, Thiruvallur, Trichy, Tanjore, Pondicherry, and Chennai.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.