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 entire place is strewn with plastic cans , covers , bottles from tourist activity. Those who are earning by running businesses here have a duty to keep it clean. But alas ! Now the good things :) ...  more »
  • Passed by the structure; too many encroachments nearby to enjoy it. Why allow all those eateries so near a tourist structure, that its even difficult to reach it, let alone see or photograph it proper...  more »
  • You see this on your journey to Dhanuskodi. The place was destroyed by Tsunami more than 50 years ago. Not much to see - just a footnote in history  more »

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