Rameswaram is a town is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge.
Rameshwaram, together with Kashi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. Hence, it is a bustling pilgrim centre.
We spent one day in Rameshwaram, travelling here from Madurai. Since I am not much of a religious person, I spent most of my time here visiting the coastline and clicking pics of the landscape.
The interesting thing for me here was Pamban Bridge ~ A cantilever bridge can connects Rameshwaram to Main Land India
Some info on Ramsehwaram(courtesy wikipedia) – According to legend, this is the place from where Lord Rama built a bridge Ram Setu (also known as Adam’s Bridge) across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita from her abductor Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage centre which is known as the Varanasi of the south.
Ex-president of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, hails from a fishing hamlet called Dhanushkodi situated on this island.
For me, one day here was mostly spent in taking in some cool sea breeze and getting some much needed rest for the next most anticipated destination(for me!!) on our tour…which was…well you guys have to wait for the next post for that!!!