Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram

3.5
#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Rameswaram
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • One needs to visit this place with their ears. Hear the sound of the waves crashing, the beachy winds blowing ferociously and the shivering of the sea shell curtains in this wind. Other than that It.....  more »
  • This ruined town with its crumbling relics of buildings is the aftermath of the 1964 cyclone that destroyed the town of Dhanushkodi. It subsequently became a ghost town. Today it is a tourist...  more »
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