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Rameshwaram Temple Tours in India

Hotel Royal Park
Hotel Royal Park
Address: Semma Madam, Ramnad highway, Rameswaram
Location: Ramnad Highway
Property Type: Hotel Royal Park is a unit of World Park Hotels.
Accessibility: Madurai Airport-190 km, Nearest Railway Station-2 km

Hotel Royal Park
Maharajah Hotel
Address: Near the main temple, 7 Middle street, Rameswaram
Location: City Centre
Property Type: Hotel Maharaja is one of the most economy hotel of Rameshwaram.
Accessibility: Madurai Airport- 160 km, Nearest Railway Station- 130 km

Rameshwaram Temple Tour in Tamilnadu

Pilgrimage tour to Tamil Nadu is incomplete without taking a trip to Rameshwaram. One of the most sacred place in the city, Rameshwaram temple awaits thousands of pilgrims every year. It is believed whosoever visit Varanasi, is supposed to take Rameshwaram Tamil Nadu Temple Tour to complete his pilgrimage.

Legends Associated To Rameshwaram Temple

Plan for Rameshwaram temple tour to know the legendary tale related to this world renowned holy shrine. The legends believes, Lord Rama offered prayers to Shiva in form of the a Shiva Lingam, on his return to Ayodhya. The lingam was made of earth by Sita, consort of Lord Rama. This Shiva lingam is now popularly known as Ramalingam.

History of Rameshwaram Temple

Sprawling in an area of 15 acres, the ancient was only a small hut until the 12 th century. The first masonry structure was built by Parakrama Bahu of Sri Lanka. Later on, rest of building was designed under the regime of Setupathy rulers. Vimaanams of the holy shrine resembles a lot with Vimaanams of the Pallava period. Most of the temple was structured from 12 th century to 16 th century A.D. In the 18 th century AD, long corridor were made in the temple complex. Apart from that, powerful kingdoms of Ramanathapuram, Pudukkottai and Mysore also offered valuable patronage to this renowned Hindu temple.

Rameshwaram Temple Deepa Pooja at Rameshwaram

Architecture of Rameshwaram Temple

Take a Tamil Nadu Rameshwaram Temple Tour to marvel the outstanding architecture of this majestic temple. One of the most sacred shrines of Hindus, Rameshwaram temple is among the 12 Jyotirlingams of India. The stupendous shrine is adorned with huge Gopurams, Nandi and monolithic walls. The corridor measuring 4000 feet with over 4000 pillars is said to be the longest in the world. Rajagipuram on the eastern side is 126 feet long and has nine levels. An impressive image of Nandi placed inside the temple is 22 feet in length and 18 feet tall.

Festivals in Rameshwaram Pilgrimage Temple

Two major festivals are celebrated by devotees, with great grandeur and enthusiasm at this scared shrine. The annual festival known as Bhrammotsavams is held in the Tamil months of Aadi and Maasi. Another festival celebrated in the temple is Rama's worship in the month of Aani.

Tourist Information for Rameshwaram Temple Tour

» Air link: Nearest airport is at Madhurai (167 km).

» Rail link: Rameshwaram is connected by rail directly to Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore.

» Road Link: Rameshwaram is connected by regular bus services with Chennai 666 km, Kanyakumari 320 km, Madurai 167 km, Sivaganga 136 km and Ramanathapuram 55 km. It is also just 24 Km from the Sri Lanka.

Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari

A number of pilgrims who visit Rameshwaram also pay a visit to another temple destination - Kanyakumari. Here a the main temple is dedicated to Kanya Devi, an avatar of Goddess Parvati, who is worshipped here as the virgin goddess. If you too want to visit Kanyakumari from Rameshwaram, there are a number of tour packages on offer. Driving all by yourself from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari is also a good option. The distance between the two destinations is around 320 kms and the condition of the road is quiet good except for the monsoons when other options to reach Kanykumari should definitely be checked out. There are also trains that run from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari that you can take.