Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram

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Explore the haunting shell of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, decimated along with the rest of the town during a massive cyclone in 1964. Walk around the gutted remains of the church, located on a sandy beach, observing the destruction left in nature's wake. Bring along your binoculars to observe the interesting birdlife here, and be sure to chat to some of the local people to hear tales of that terrible deluge. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Rameswaram holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The ruins are worth seeing but too many shops in the vicinity reduce the historical value of this site.  more »
  • Seeing these buildings gives one an insight into what the town would have looked like before the 1964 cyclone. Nothing can stand in the way of mother nature --- a grim reminder of the people who peris...  more »
  • visiting Dhanushkodi and back to your hotel would take a little more than half your day and a way more than your 100% energy. you have to take their private buses which take you through bumpy roads to...  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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