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Places to Visit in Rameshwaram

When you travel to Rameshwaram, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Rameshwaram, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Rameshwaram to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Rameshwaram things to do can include exploring Rameshwaram attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Agni Tirtham

Located in the beautiful city of Rameswaram in the state of Tamil Nadu, Agni Tirtham is a beach that is known by this name. The word Tirtham means a holy place or a pilgrimage site is one of the most visited Tirthas of Rameswaram for a holy bath. 

It is located in the eastern sea shore that is just opposite the Ramanathaswamy Temple. Agni Tirtham is one of the sixty-four sacred baths in Rameshwaram and sees a lot of devotees and tourists every day. Many holistic rituals are performed at the shore of the Agni Tirtham, some of which include praying for deceased ancestors and their souls. However, it is not an attraction that’s only known for its religious significance - the beautifully constructed temple and spectacular landscape attract tourists from all over the world.

There are a lot of beliefs associated with this place, one of them being that if the ashes of the deceased are immersed into the waters of Agni Tirtham, then it brings peace to the soul. 

The legend:

The Agni Tirtham has two legends associated with it. 

  • The first legend says that Lord Rama took a bath in the sacred water of this place because he had killed Ravana, who was a half Brahmin. Taking a bath here freed him from the sin of killing. 
  • According to the second legend, while on the way to Ayodhya, Lord Rama asked Goddess Sita to go undertake an agnipariksha (trial by fire) to prove her purity. She went into the fire but did not get hurt. Later Lord Agni thought he had committed a sin by touching the Goddess Sita, so he took a bath in the Agni Tirtham to wash his transgressions away. 

Highlights of Agni Tirtham:

It is said that devotees need to take a dip in the water before beginning with the pilgrimage to Rameshwaram as the bath makes them pure and sinless. 

There is also a belief that if childless couples perform a few rituals, take a bath in the Agni Tirtham and offer their prayers to the deity Ramanathaswamy, they are blessed with a child. 

As a result of this, the place sees many devotees visiting here with reverence in their hearts. Not only devotees, but this place attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year who come to admire the picturesque views of the beach and spectacular temple that is just adjacent to it. 

Best time for a sacred bath:

There’s no particular day to pray however, the best time is on the full moon and no moon days as they are considered auspicious. No moon days during the Tamil month of Aadi (between mid July to mid August), Thai (mid January to mid February) and Purattasi (between mid September to October) are considered to be the most sacred.

Best time to visit Agni Tirtham:

Rameshwaram is a place that can be visited throughout the year as the weather is agreeable in all seasons. However, the best months to visit are between October to April. Monsoons might get a little uncomfortable because of humidity but the views get better during this time because of flourishing greenery. 

Attain your own slice of inner peace by exploring our travel packages to Tamil Nadu and heading to this lovely temple. 

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Dhanushkodi beach

Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameshwaram is one of the most stunning beaches in India because of its natural beauty. A place that was almost fully destroyed by a cyclone in 1964 now has a minimal population and thus is untouched by industries or the outside world. Many people call it a ghost town because of the structural remains of various buildings and its sparse population. However, this is this very reason that draws tourists from not just India but around the world to come here and explore the incredibly beautiful beach. 

Another major reason for it being such a popular destination in India is because of the presence of Rama Setu (the mythical bridge that Lord Hanuman and his monkeys built for Lord Rama and his troupe to reach Lanka). One can see the remains of the mythical bridge, which is now called Adam’s bridge. 

Interesting facts about the Dhanushkodi Beach:

  • The town was once the southernmost inhabited area of India before a cyclone destroyed it all.
  • Sri Lanka is just 18 miles from this beach. It shares a border of less than 45m, making it one of the thinnest national borders in the world. 
  • The waves here can get quite high, making it great for people who like to surf.
  • Among the various structures at the beach, you can see the remains of St. Anthony’s Church, the old railway station, the old tank and much more. 

About Dhanushkodi Beach:

Dhanushkodi Beach lies on Rameshwaram Island and is one of the most secluded places in the area. With very little intrusion from the outside world, the village is unspoilt in many ways and its natural beauty is nothing short of spectacular. The Ghost town is now a popular attraction amongst tourists from around the world. 

How to get to Dhanushkodi Beach:

The nearest airport is close to 200 kms away in Madurai and hence, it is not the most feasible option for you. However, if you are travelling from a far-off place, then you have no choice but to land here. You will have to take a cab or a local bus to reach Dhanushkodi later on. 

If you want to travel by train, know that the nearest railway station is the one in Rameshwaram, just 18 kms from the beach. You can get a cab or a bus to reach the beach. 

You can easily reach the beach by road as well as it is well connected with major cities like Madurai and Rameshwaram, the latter being the better option. 

Best time to visit Dhanushkodi beach:

The best time to visit the beach is during the winter months from December to January. Since the summers here are not that hot, they are also a great time to visit the beach. However, because of constant showers and the possibility of storms coming in from the sea, it is advisable to avoid going here during the rainy season between July and September. 

Timings and entry fees:

There are no official timings for you to visit the beach and the entry is free. 

If you love to visit places that are untouched by modern civilization, then this is the place to be. Thomas Cook has wonderful packages for you to explore Dhanushkodi beach at its best. 

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