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. Arrange your visit to Dhanushkodi Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rameswaram using our Rameswaram trip planning website .
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  • Near Rameswaram. Lovely drive, with a few areas of pristine beach. The sad thing is the places to be seen are all surrounded by huts with marine food restaurants, which may not appeal to all.  more »
  • We went to arichal munai at around 5.30 AM to see the sunrise. Though couldn't see it, the experience was unforgettable. Amazing road and beach. Clear water. The only problem is trash thrown around.  more »
  • First of all .....Must Visit, once you will be there you might feel bit different as after this corner Srilanka is there. No Sack, bit dangerous so avoid bathing and be careful. Tide comes very fast a...  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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