State: Tamil Nadu
Famous for/as: Heritage
Coordinates: 9.288500 79.312698
One of the renowned religious sites of India, Rameshwaram is locatedin Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. Nestled on Rameshwar Island, the place holds great religious significance in the heart of every devotee and this is the reason it witnesses influx of numerous people throughout the year. People from all over the world come to this place to worship their God. Rameshwaram is amongst the Char Dham pilgrimages of India.
As per Hindu Mythology, Rameshwaram has one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The old Dravidian architecture will surely seize your attention. Rameshwaram temple which is the main attraction of this divine place was built by Lord Rama. Glorious corridors and lurid columns are prime reasons attracting people to this renowned temple. It has 22 sacred wells and the most amazing part is that water of each of these wells tastes differently.
Besides the Rameshwaram temple, there are many other ancient temples such as Agnitheertham, where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to free himself from Ravana. Gandamadana Parvatham is another major draw, as the impression of Lord Rama's feet positioned on a Chakra (wheel) can be found in this shrine. Next in the list is the Dhanushkodi, named after Lord Rama's bow. It is towards the eastern side of the island and at a distance of about 8 km from Rameshwaram. The tranquil beauty of these temples will surely provide great pleasure to your mind. The place also has plenty of markets where you can get different types of attractive things for remembering your journey to this sacred place.