: Island In The Gulf Of Mannar, Tamil Nadu
: The Ramanathaswamy temple And the Indira Gandhi Bridge
The Rameshwaram beach is a wonderful place to go on beach holidays as this picturesque beach is surrounded by coral reefs.
This beach is known for its wide variety of aquatic life such as algae, starfish, crabs, sea cucumbers, sponges and a lot more.
The Gulf of Mannar is a Bio-sphere Reserve that is being carefully developed foe preserving aquatic life.
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. 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. An enjoyable sight is frolic of dolphins in the water.
A leisurely drive along the Dhanushkodi road is a pleasant experience. The clear sea, backwater edged with waving bulrushes, surrounds the road. Stretches of virtually untouched beach sparkle in the fading light and it is from here that you get a spectacular view of the sunset.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : There is no airport at Rameshwaram and the closest one is at Madurai, which is about 154-km away. Flights from Madurai fly to Mumbai several times a week and the trip takes about 2 hours. Chennai is about 1 hour from Madurai.
Rail : Rameshwaram is well connected by rail with all the major cities of India. To reach Madurai by rail it takes about four and a half hours by the Rameshwaram Express, which leaves daily. Chennai is about 15 hours away by the Setu Express, which travels daily.
Road : Buses travel frequently from Rameshwaram to some of the major cities of the region including Madurai, Tiruchapalli, Chennai and Kanyakumari. The journey to Madurai takes about 4 hours.