Rameshwar Travel Guide

Rameshwaram is a part of the 4 Dhaam yatra which include Jagannath Puri, Badrinath, and Dwarka. The temple town is an integral pilgrimage site of southern India. Devotees from all over the world flock to Rameshwaram to seek blessings of almighty. The town is nestled in Pamban Islands which are detached from the main Indian subcontinent. The prime attraction of the town is Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple. It is known for its exquisite architecture and rich history. The design and architecture of the temple give a glimpse into the glorious bygone era. The temple complex is aesthetically pleasing and is indeed a stunning example of the fine craftsmanship. There are various other temples in the town that attract devotees.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature

    10°C to 30°C
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    (Oct to Feb)
  • A soulful Journey to a Char Dham Destination

  • Situated on a beautiful island, Rameshwaram is a highly revered Hindu pilgrim places in India and is one of the Char Dhams. Tugged in the Pamban Island, which is detached from Indian mainland by the Pamban channel. Pamban is at a distance of 40 kilometers from Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. The geographical location is well known as the Gulf of Mannar, the tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, is more popularly known as Rameshwaram Island and it is connected to the mainland by the Pamban Bridge.

  • According to the Hindu mythology, this was the last point of sacred India and is the place where Lord Rama created a bridge with the help of monkeys (Banar Sena) to across the sea to Sri Lanka. It was then, he defeated the Ravana and rescued his wife, Sita. In present day, millions of Hindu pilgrims flock to Ramanathaswamy Temple, here in Rameshwaram, to worship. Along with Badrinath, Dwarka & Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram is a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.

  • The prime attractions here at Rameshwaram is the most revered Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, which is renowned for its brilliant prakaras. These are long corridors with impressively sculptured pillars on both sides. The temple’s Gopuram is 38.4 meters tall and is adorned with intricate stone carved sculptures & motives. This temple’s architecture & design has evolved over the time, as different rulers in 12th century A.D built the temple according to their best capabilities & imaginations. The temple as it stands today is an amalgamation of sheer devotion & hard work of different generations of craftsmen. Other places to visit here in Rameshwaram are Agnitheertham shore, Gandamadana Parvatham, Sugreevar Temple/Theertham, Satchi Hanuman Temple, Badrakaliamman Temple, Five-faced Hanuman Temple, JadaTheertham, Nambu Nayagiamman Temple, Kothandaramaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi - eastern end of Rameshwaram Island, Villoondi Theertham, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge or the Pamban Bridge and other places of scenic beauty.

  • Be it for pilgrimage or for a beach side island holiday, Rameshwaram is a place that caters to the distinguished needs of all types of travelers. Mostly, visited by pilgrims yet a favorite destination for wanderlust travelers.