Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, Rameswaram

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Step into the house-turned-museum of Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, where you can trace the leader's life from his humble beginnings as a research scientist through to his highly regarded political career. Explore the modest residence, set up by Kalam's older brother and filled with displays, photographs, and artifacts, including Kalam's poems. Be sure to peruse the gift shop (run by his niece) for souvenirs before you leave. Arrange to visit Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House and other attractions in Rameswaram using our Rameswaram trip itinerary builder.
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  • It was a farce, a trap to lure the tourist into buying some crap selling there. The sacrosanct house has been converted into a shopping arcade. You will not feel that you are in the house of APJ Abdul...  more »
  • When i visit such a place i would like to know this legend's life history. This place did not have a very structured layout to help visitors understand his story. It was a little haphazard and had poo...  more »
  • Though it was his brothers property but now since that is somehow their only source of Income so they are doing the business in upper floor but things are very costly as compare to market.. rest his p...  more »
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  • It offers very nice collection of quotes from Sir Kalam. Also lots of his books can be bought from here. His whole book collection is showcased here. Its very interesting to know his history and from where he started.
  • - Greatness of place as we know is that it's Kalam Sahib's place Cons - If you are visiting the place in your own/hired vehicle then you will be forced to go inside the market build in parking. - In the market nobody will tell you the way to Kalam Sahib's house. If you ask, you will be treated harshly - First floor of building (his actual residence) is a small museum which is made & maintained by Kalam Sahib's elder brother and his family - 2nd floor of house is again converted to a big shop
  • This place has collection of all the awards, honours and memories of Dr Kalam. The tip floor has small shopping area. The place could've been better maintained. Footwears are not allowed inside.
  • It actually feels good to be there. But I personally feel that they could have organised the place better coz it represents one of the great minds our nation ever seen.
  • Has complete picture of the contributions of the renowned space scientist and erstwhile president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam here. His original thatched roof house is rebuilt as a small 3 storey building and is a museum. The third floor sells souvenirs.

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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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