Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram

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A tour of Dhanushkodi Beach allows you to see how a bustling city became a ghost town after a natural disaster. A 1964 cyclone destroyed a railway line that caused over 100 deaths, while the total toll eventually reached over 1,800 casualties. When you visit, note how small islets and a series of rocks indicate where a small land connection exists between Sri Lanka and the southeastern tip of India. Visit during daylight hours if you don't like exploring spooky abandoned towns on your own. Put Dhanushkodi Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rameswaram trip builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a very clean beach did not feel like coming out of it --- we friends got into the water the waves were not very strong-- the photographers there take nice pics and deliver it immediately The roa...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Don't miss to see these areas. Beautiful. Mercy of nature's power. One side calm sea. Another side big waves. Beautiful walk in sand. One of best tourist spots in India. Request to don't commercialize...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Very peaceful and tranquil place to enjoy. A roaring ocean on one side and calm still sea on the other side of road. The colour of the sea is just wow! The drive to is place is enjoyable as much as wa...  more »

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Built on a tiny island, Rameswaram offers limited accommodation options, most ranging from standard to budget--though some economy hotels still offer luxury service. Frequent visits by pilgrims have spurred a number of boutique hotels and residential-type lodgings, as well as villas. Many mid-range hotels on the eastern part of the island offer a beachfront, while shoestring travelers have a number of options across Rameswaram.
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