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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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Where to stay in Rameswaram

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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  • I head SriLanka is 20 KM far from here. With blue tranquil water, it gives you a mesmerising unforgettable view.  more »
  • Have never come across a beach which offers so much. Serene, vast and super clean. You can enjoy the view of giant waves with the sun setting underneath, take a long walk on the cold sands and collect...  more »
  • One of the best beaches I have been to. Far away from the bustling lanes of near the temples in Rameshwaram lies this gem on the gateway to Lanka. However, beware of the string bustling winds that wil...  more »