Dhanushkodi Beach – The last land / road of india, Pamban Island in Rameswaram – Best Beach in Rameswaram for Adventurous Travelers, family & friends – Visit, History, Travel Guide
– ram setu, the bridge build by lord ram
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Dhanushkodi the origin place of the Ram Setu, Located on the southeastern end of Rameshwaram Island in Tamil Nadu. This island enchants us with its beautiful views of the two oceans, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Dhanushkodi is the last land of India of course is also a lost land of India.
Mythological Importance of Dhanushkodi, Pamban Island in Rameswaram:
- Historically this is the place where Lord Hanuman along with his army built a “Setu” – a bridge to cross the sea to reach Sri Lanka.
- The town of Dhanushkodi is believed to be the place where Lord Rama had ordered Lord Hanuman to build a bridge that could carry his army across to Sri Lanka.
- After rescuing his wife, Lord Ram destroyed the bridge with arrows from his bow, at the request of Vibhishan (new Lanka King), thus the town got its name ‘Dhanushkodi’ – தனுஷ் கோடி, meaning ‘end of bow’.
- There have been satellite images produced by NASA which indicate the presence of a bridge underneath the waters connecting Sri Lanka and India. The Hanuman temple seems to have stones floating in front of it.
Historical Importance of Dhanushkodi, Pamban Island in Rameswaram:
Sri Lanka is just a few kilometers away from Dhanushkodi, whereas Dhanushkodi was only the land border between India and Sri Lanka, and served as a major port for several pilgrims and traders. Dhanushkodi in those days had everything that we expect in a town consists – a town full of residents to also have a small railway station, and port offices, etc and so-called there were many ferry services between Dhanushkodi of India and Talaimannar of Srilanka. Before the cyclone disaster, there was a train service to Dhanushkodi, which would halt on the south-eastern side of Dhanushkodi township. As it served as trading land, it’s a town full of residents. But all of these things are no more than history now, due to the 1964 cyclone.
Following a cyclonic storm in 1964, Dhanushkodi was destroyed. It was the 21st of December 1964, when disaster hit the little port town of Dhanushkodi. This cyclone was caused by a depression that formed on December 17, 1964, with its center in the South Andaman Sea. With a wind speed of 280 km/h, it entered Sri Lanka on December 22nd, traveled through Palk Strait in the middle of the night, and crashed into Dhanushkodi. When it crossed Rameshwaram, the tidal surges were estimated to be 8 yards high. But the Kothandaramaswamy Temple here remains intact.
After more than 53 years, the town is reviving and has begun to catch the attention of adventurous travelers looking for a unique experience. It has become a popular travel destination in Rameshwaram. Today, it is visited by travel enthusiasts who like offbeat destinations.
Dhanushkodi is one of the places to be visited, the journey towards the point is a memorable one where there is sea on both sides of the road that offers the best sceneries with fine white sand with the clear blue sea. We could also see the ruins of a temple, railway station, church, and homes of the inhabitants.
The drive to Dhanushkodi begins with breathtaking views of the Palk Strait, the Palk Strait is the one that stretches between India and Sri Lanka.
The Bay of Bengal’s dual-colored seas is to the left, while the Indian Ocean, the world’s third-biggest ocean is to the right. The site of the confluence of blue and green waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal is absolutely breathtaking. The clear blue water of the Indian Ocean meets the green and serene water of the Bay of Bengal.
The confluence of both of these water basins occurs at “ARICHAL MUNAI”, the last zone of Rameshwaram. Although the convergence is natural, distinguishing between the two seas is simple.
The fact that the tides are not very high and the sand is so soft is the most interesting aspect. A must-visit place for beach lovers, Whereas Dhanushkodi offers amazing experiences. The seashore is spotless and unpolluted.
Dhanushkodi gets its new lighthouse which is 50 metres in height, now work is under construction. A lighthouse will be located five kilometers from the tip of Dhanushkodi and will be provided with a radar system and cameras, said directorate officials. The proposed lighthouse would be the third in Ramanathapuram district after those in Pamban and Rameswaram. Furthermore, if the radar fitted at the lighthouse at Dhanushkodi is part of the coastal surveillance system, it will enable enhancing security measures along the Rameswaram coast.
Travel Tips for Dhanushkodi, Pamban Island in Rameswaram :
Timings to visit Dhanushkodi, Pamban Island in Rameswaram:
The best time to visit this beach town is ideally all over the year. It’s better to visit the place before sand becomes heat which helps one to go around feeling less uneasy. People are not allowed to go to the beach after 6 pm.
How To Reach Dhanushkodi, Pamban Island in Rameswaram :
By Road: Dhanushkodi is just a few kilometers away from Rameshwaram main temple, and takes around half a minute to drive. Rameshwaram is well connected by road with other important cities. It is easily accessible.
By Rail: Dhanushkodi does not have a railway station of its own, but the nearest railway station is Rameshwaram. Nearest Railway station PAMBAN JN ( Station code PBM ), MANDAPAM (MMM), and RAMESWARAM ( Station code RMM)
By Air: The nearest airport is at Madurai, 163 kilometers from Rameshwaram.
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