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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  • This is an old ruined monument.I just it from the outside and I have taken few selfies there along with my friends and moved on.  more »
  • Dhanuskodi govt had opened till the end and trip was awesome u can see ruins of old church and railway station  more »
  • Driving past this place is enough to see what the cyclone did to devastate this place. Also keep in mind the locals who still live here and lost everything- including loved ones, so if you can help th...  more »
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