Rameshwaram Tour Packages

Dive into our Rameshwaram Tour Packages and get ready for a mesmerizing journey to some of the iconic temples in Tamil Nadu. Often referred to as the "Southern Varanasi", Rameswaram is a major religious centre, thanks to its famous Ramanathaswamy Temple - one of India's revered Char Dhams.

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FAQs of Rameshwaram Tour

Q: Which are the nearest important religious cities to Rameshwaram?

Ans: The closest religious cities to Rameshwaram include:

  • Madurai: Renowned for the Meenakshi Amman Temple, it's approximately 173 kms or 3.5 hrs drive away from Rameshwaram.
  • Tirunelveli: An ancient temple town, it's around 227 kms or roughly 05 hrs drive from Rameshwaram.
  • Kanyakumari: Famous for the Bhagwath Amman Temple and as India's southernmost tip, it's about 310 kms or 06 hrs drive from Rameshwaram.

Q: Which are the most important places of interest in Rameshwaram?

Ans: The key attractions in Rameshwaram encompass:

  • Ramanatha swamy temple: This temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines and holds immense significance in Hinduism.
  • Temple tanks: Rameshwaram boasts several temple tanks, but 24 of them are considered exceptionally sacred. Bathing in these tanks is believed to absolve one's sins.
  • Gandhamathana Parvatham: Located 3 kms from the Ramanathaswamy temple, it showcases Lord Rama’s footprint on a chakra. The Ramarpatham Temple, which offers panoramic views of the island, is situated on this hillock.
  • Dhanushkodi: A serene spot that is home to the Kothandaramaswamy Temple. Although much of Dhanushkodi was decimated by the 1964 cyclone, this temple remained untouched.

Q: For which Hindu god is Rameshwaram chiefly known?

Ans: Rameshwaram is primarily associated with Lord Shiva, who is worshipped at the Ramanathaswamy temple. However, due to its references in the Ramayana, it also has significant ties to Lord Rama.

Q: Is Rameshwaram recognized as a Jyotirlinga or Chardham?

Ans: Rameshwaram is distinguished as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Additionally, it is one of the Chardham, the four primary pilgrimage sites in Hinduism.

Q: Are there quality accommodations available in Rameshwaram?

Ans: Absolutely, Rameshwaram offers a variety of lodging options ranging from luxury establishments like the Hyatt Place Hotel to more budget-friendly accommodations. The town is well-equipped to cater to travelers of all preferences.

Q: Is it possible to travel from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka via the sea?

Ans: Currently, there's no sea route for tourists from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka. Dhanushkodi is the closest point to Sri Lanka from Rameshwaram. If you're keen on traveling to Sri Lanka, you can opt for a flight from the nearest airport, Madurai.

Q: Which pilgrimage site is deemed the most significant in Rameshwaram?

Ans: The Ramanathaswamy Temple holds the highest religious reverence in Rameshwaram. It's one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in Hinduism, and many believers feel their pilgrimage journey is incomplete without a visit to this temple.

Q: Where's Rameshwaram?

Ans: Rameshwaram is in the southern tip of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It's actually on an island called Pamban Island, which is in the Gulf of Mannar. You can get there from the Indian mainland by crossing a bridge. Fun fact: Rameshwaram is just 40 kilometers away from Sri Lanka, and there's even some geological proof that suggests there used to be a land bridge connecting the two, which you might have heard about in the Indian epic, the Ramayana.

Q: How do I get to Rameshwaram?

Ans: You've got options: you can fly, take a train, or hit the road.

  • If you're flying, the closest airport is in Madurai, which has now gone international, making it even easier to get there from other big cities in India.
  • If trains are more your thing, there's a station right in Rameshwaram (it's called RMM). But if you're looking for more train options, you can go to Madurai and then either catch a train to Rameshwaram or grab a taxi.
  • And if you're thinking of driving, the town is well-connected by road to places like Madurai, Tirunelveli, and Kanyakumari.

Q: When's the best time to visit Rameshwaram?

Ans: Rameshwaram is a beachy spot with a tropical vibe. The best time to head there is from October to April, when the weather's nice and not too humid. If you're not a fan of hot and sticky weather, you might want to skip the summer months.

Tips Before Travel

Bring multiple copies of your passport when you travel.

Travelling outside can be hard so you need to carry copies of your passport all around.

Register your name with your home embassy.

Register your name with your home embassy for easy travelling.

Don’t forget to carry local cash for purchasing items.

Don’t forget to carry the local cash for purchasing the local items.

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