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. Put Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi into our Rameswaram travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This ruined church on beach at Dhanushkodi is a melancholicly beautiful place. The church was destroyed in the sixties by a hurricane. On the day we visited a fisherman who survived the hurricane but ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    While coming back from Dhanushkodi we stopped on the way to see the left over ruins after Sunami On both the side of the road we could see only the broken parts of houses felt very bad so many lives w...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The visit takes us back in time to the 1960s when there was a buzzling population at Dhanuskhodi. The cyclone then submerged the location. What we can now see is the submerged land, crystal clear wate...  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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