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Hyatt Place Rameswaram

Madurai-Dhanushkodi NH Road
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India, 623526

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Ramanathaswamy temple, Rameswaram
Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram
Vivekananda Memorial, Rameswaram
Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also one of the twelve Jyothirlingas temples in the country. The outer set of corridor of the Rameswaram Temple is considered as the world’s largest temple corridor with 1212 pillars in total and measuring about 6.9 m in height, 400 feet each in the east and west and about 640 feet in the north and the south.

Pamban Bridge

Pamban Bridge is an experience you are sure to cherish all your life. Pamban Bridge was India's first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. It is the only rail bridge that connects Rameswaram to mainland India.

Dhanushkodi

In 1964’s cyclone the full-fledged town was ruined & later it was known as Abandoned Town or Ghost Town. The ruins of Railway Station, Post Office will give you goose bumps at the same time you will melt in the beauty of the golden sky during the sunrise and sunset and will also enjoy mesmerizing beauty of both the Oceans merging at a point, Indian Ocean and Bay Of Bengal , one is serene, calm and green while the other is blue and Choppy. Dhanushkodi is also a paradise for bird lovers, vast variety of avian fauna, red flamingos and other migratory birds can be seen during the season.

Vivekananda Memorial

Vivekananda Memorial:- There is a big statue (approx. 6 foot) of Swami Vivekananda is kept inside the Memorial. It is said that the Memorial was built to commemorate his return to the India after his participation in “World Parliament of Religions” held in Chicago, America. Within this memorial there is a meditation hall and a spiritual library.

Ariyaman Beach

A pristine beach with a children's park, watchtower, and water sports like wind surfing and water scooters. Tourists can also visit the aquarium and museum near the beach.

Villoondi Theertham Beach

Villoondi Theertham literally translates to 'buried bow' surrounded by a serene Ocean. It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama pierced with his arrow to quench the thirst of Sita. Best known for its sweet clean holy water.

Kothandaramaswamy Temple

Kothandaramaswamy temple is the only historical structure to survive the 1964 cyclone that washed away Dhanushkodi. This is the place where Vibhishana’s abhishek was done by Lord Rama.

Agniteertham

Agniteertham is on the opposite side of Ramanathaswamy temple. In Ramayana, it is said that after Lord Rama successfully rescued Sita from Ravana, he ordered his wife Sita to give the proof of her purity. Since Sita was pure, so the lord of Fire “Agni” was was punished with a sin for touching Sita which he had to remove by praying to Lord Shiva and bathing in the sea. The place where the god of fire freed himself from the sin is called Agni Theertham. One can witness pilgrims carrying out rituals and prayers early in the morning at Agniteertham.

House Of Kalam

Man of Honor and simplicity and a great scientist, Former President late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam house is a must visit place when in Rameswaram. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s house holds several pictures, certificates and awards right from his childhood to his scholarly works. The building is a two storey building, which is maintained by his family.

APJ Abdul Kalam’s Memorial

This memorial will remind you of the great personality, former President of India Dr. A.P.J Kalam. Memorial reflects India's diversity and various cultures. It's a homage to Kalam's life displaying replicas of rockets and missiles that the late ace scientist worked & maintained by DRDO.

Bird Watching & Turtle Nesting

Rameswaram during the last months of the year is the right time for spotting migratory birds. Especially during the monsoons, you can see the hitherto dry spots fill up with water that become a paradise for birds. Turtle Nesting is also available for viewing during seasons, please get in touch with the Management team to brief you further on the same.

Patanjali Munivar's Jeeva Samadhi (Father of Yoga Shastra)

Jeeva Samadhi is for the people, who were called Siddhars, Munivars, Rishis, Spiritual Gurus. They would have left their part of soul inside that body, so the Jeevan ( soul ) would still be running in their body, helping others in their prayers and that is why their Tombs are called as Jeeva Samadhis. In Ramanathaswamy Temple, you can find Patanjali Munivar's Jeeva Samadhi , who is considered as the Father of Yoga Shastra.


Activities you can enjoy while you are in Rameswaram

Religious

• Visit to Ramanathaswamy Temple • Climb up to Ramar Padam Kovil (Gandhar Madham) where Lord Hanuman discloses the news that he has found the whereabouts of Sita – highest point in the Island • Take a detour to Jada Theertham while on your way to Dhanushkodi where Lord Rama washed his blood soaked locks of hair on reaching Rameswaram after his victorious battle with Ravan • Visit to Kothandaramar Kovil on the way to Dhanushkodi where the Pattabishekam of Vibeeshna was conducted by Lord Ram • Visit to Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple where one can see the floating stones that were used to build the bridge by Nala and Neela to help Lord Rama and his brave warriors cross over to Lank • Visit the Shiva temple at Uthirakosamangai • Offer prayers at one of the 108 Vaishnava Kshetrams, Thirupullan • Seek blessings at Vinayaga Temple in Upoor

Nature

• Experience the bliss at Dhanushkodi at sunrise; change of colours of the seas during the course of the day • Spot the migratory birds in Dhanushkodi during the months of November – January • A look at the fresh water spot in the sea in Viloondi Theertham • Spot the flora and fauna of the seas in the Aquarium / Museum maintained by Fisheries Department • If you are passionate about Bird Watching then proceed to the Bird Sanctuaries in Mel Selvannur or Keel Selvannur along with Mangrove forests in and around the area • Protect wild life by supporting the Olive Ridley Turtle nesting during the months of December and January • Boat ride to Kurusadai Island during the early hours of the morning

Heritage & Culture

• Visit to Saree weaving centres in Paramakudi and see how the master weaver keeps you spell bound with his magic of hands • A trip to Potters paradise in Manamadurai • Visit the Ramnad Palace and observe the grandeur of the yester years through the paintings mounted on the walls • Step into House of Kalam where he grew up and had fond memories of his life • Shop around for shells that are unique to the place • Learn milestones achieved by Late President Abdul Kalam at the Abdul Kalam Memorial • Spend some time at the Vivekananda Memorial • A morning at the fishing harbour and observe how the catch of the day is unloaded and then sent out to the markets • Watch the auctioning of the fish by the local fishing community • Pull in the fishing nets after a day’s catch • Enjoy the train journey over the Pamban Bridge and observe the Scherzer span • Drive to the Genetic Heritage Garden which houses indigenous plants and trees with sprawling lawns for children to play around

Adventure

• Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Surfing and Boating are some of the water sports activities you should definitely indulge in.Sail through the channel between India & Sri Lanka- dotted with islands, lagoons & surf spots.

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