Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, Rameswaram

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Step into the house-turned-museum of Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, where you can trace the leader's life from his humble beginnings as a research scientist through to his highly regarded political career. Explore the modest residence, set up by Kalam's older brother and filled with displays, photographs, and artifacts, including Kalam's poems. Be sure to peruse the gift shop (run by his niece) for souvenirs before you leave. Put Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rameswaram trip planner .
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  • What at interesting story - India's most loved former President a lovely monument erected in his memory . A must vist for all .  more »
  • I did not go inside but visited from outside .... feel proud just even looking at this place from outside. A gentleman and great noble personality like Mr. Kalam were here some time!!  more »
  • Possibly the most prominent president of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam has been burried at this place.  more »
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  • It offers very nice collection of quotes from Sir Kalam. Also lots of his books can be bought from here. His whole book collection is showcased here. Its very interesting to know his history and from where he started.
  • - Greatness of place as we know is that it's Kalam Sahib's place Cons - If you are visiting the place in your own/hired vehicle then you will be forced to go inside the market build in parking. - In the market nobody will tell you the way to Kalam Sahib's house. If you ask, you will be treated harshly - First floor of building (his actual residence) is a small museum which is made & maintained by Kalam Sahib's elder brother and his family - 2nd floor of house is again converted to a big shop
  • This place has collection of all the awards, honours and memories of Dr Kalam. The tip floor has small shopping area. The place could've been better maintained. Footwears are not allowed inside.
  • It actually feels good to be there. But I personally feel that they could have organised the place better coz it represents one of the great minds our nation ever seen.
  • Has complete picture of the contributions of the renowned space scientist and erstwhile president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam here. His original thatched roof house is rebuilt as a small 3 storey building and is a museum. The third floor sells souvenirs.

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