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. 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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  • The ruins of the church and the pulpit are a grim reminder of the tempest of 1964 that left several damaged lives and structures.  more »
  • Its on the way to Dhanuskodi beach. Its old and historic church. many people to stop here to see the church and local market around it.  more »
  • It was a town before a cyclone hit the place. Now there are only ruins of churches, schools and houses, a reminder of Mother Natures fury.  more »

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