Best Places to Visit in Rameshwaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple

It is a 17th century temple that is famous for thousands of granite columns. It is a pilgrimage spot and has 22 wells that are sacred. It is famous for its unique architecture, the gate tower which is 54 metre tall and is also a religious icon. A little away from the temple, Agniteertham is waterfront in which Lord Ram bathed to remove his sins.

Gandamadana Parvatham

This place has the foot print of the God Ram. This temple is the highest point in this town and thus, you can have a spectacular view of the whole island and sea from here.


It is the starting place of Adam’s bridge or the floating bridge. You can take boat rides to see the immersed bridge. A lot of other water related activities can be found here. Most of Dhanushkodi was destroyed by cyclone and what remains today is just a one km stripe of land.


It is a little away from the main city of Rameshwaram. It is an important pilgrimage place for Muslims. It has a tomb of Ibrahim Sahid Aulia. People usually visit here in December to participate in an annual celebration.

Beach and island

The view from Indra Gandhi Bridge is breathtaking. The Olakuda beach is famous for scuba diving. You can find a lot of coral reefs here. Ariyaman Beach is for relaxing as it has mild waves. Kurusadi Beach is for nature lovers.

Apart from these, there are a lot of temples, statues, sculptures and other attractive elements in this small town.

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