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Places To Visit In Rameshwaram In Two Days – Rameshwaram 2 Days Itinerary

Places To Visit In Rameshwaram In Two Days

Rameshwaram, a small yet spiritually significant town in Tamil Nadu, India, is a place that captivates the hearts of  millions of pilgrims. Known for its ancient temples, pristine beaches, and rich cultural heritage, Rameshwaram is the perfect destination for a short trip.

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Rameshwaram Temple

Rameshwaram is a town located on Pamban Island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Pamban Island is connected to mainland India by the Pamban bridge. Rameshwaram holds significant importance in Hindu religion as it is associated with the Ramayana. This temple is among the Char Dham and 12 Jyotirlinga that are considered most sacred by Hindus. This is the place where Lord Rama built a setu (bridge) across the ocean to reach sri Lanka.

Rameshwaram is located in the Ramanathapuram district of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram is situated at a distance of 1600 km from Mumbai and 2800 Km from Delhi. The bridge connecting Mandappam village to Pamban is called as Pamban bridge.

In this guide I’ll provide you with the ultimate 2 Days itinerary for your trip to Rameshwaram. In this two-day itinerary, we will explore the must-visit places that make Rameshwaram a unique and memorable experience. This guide is entirely based on my personal experiences and itineraries.

So, let’s jump to our main topic. Here is the list of the places to visit in Rameshwaram in 2 Days.

Day 1 In Rameshwaram :

1.Rameshwaram Temple :

Start the first day with a visit to Ramanathaswamy temple. Ramanathaswamy temple also known as the Rameshwaram temple is the main religious attraction here. It usually takes 3 to 4 hours to visit the temple. If the crowd is less then you can have darshan in 1 to 2 hours.

Rameshwaram Temple

But before entering the temple we have to follow some rituals. At the back side of the temple there is a place called Agni Teertham. We have to take bath in the Agni Tirtham. We can enter the temple only after taking bath in Agni Teertham.

After entering inside the temple you will see some wells also known as Kund. There are total 22 Kund. After bathing in these 22 Kundas we are allowed to go inside the temple.

You can get ready and have breakfast by 7 am. After breakfast you can go for darshan. Rameshwarm temple opens at 5 am. If you also follow the same schedule, your darshan will be complete between 10 am to 11 am.

There are many restaurants around the temple. You can have lunch here. After this it’s time to go to our next destination.

2. Dhanushkodi :

A trip to Rameshwaram is incomplete without visiting Dhanushkodi. I bet you won’t want to come back from here.

Dhanushkodi Beach

You have many options to go to Dhanushkodi from Rameshwaram town. You can go by bus, by cab or taxi. But I will suggest you to take the scooty or bike on rent. You can easily get a scooty or bike on rent in Rameshwaram. It will cost you around 600-700 Rs for scooty and 900-1000 for bike.

View From The Dhanushkodi Beach

While driving on the road You will get to see the Arabian Sea on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other side. Make sure to start return journey before 6 pm. It is strictly prohibited to come here after 6 pm.

On the way to Dhanushkodi, you will come across two temples. One is Jatayu teertham and another one is Kothandaramar temple and Vibhishana Theerham.

Jatayu Teertham : 

Jatayu Theertham is among one of the important shrines in Rameshwaram. The temple is situated at a distance of 7 Km from Rameshwaram Temple. This temple is dedicated to Jatayu, considered to be the King of birds, who was an ardent and loyal devotee of Lord Rama.

There is a legend associated with this temple based on Ramayana, a sacred Hindu text. According to the religious beliefs, when demon Ravana had kidnapped Goddess Sita, Jatayu had helped Lord Rama by fighting the demon. During the fight, Jatayu’s wings were slashed because of which it fell to the down and died. Afterwards, Lord Rama had buried the Jatayu body at the place where a temple stands now dedicated to Jatayu.

Kothandaramar temple :

At a distance of 11 km from Rameshwaram Temple, there is a another temple called the Kothandaramar temple. Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple, on the way to Dhanushkodi beach.

There is a shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Rama at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu called Kothanda ramaswamy Temple. Located at a distance of 11 kilometres away from Rameswaram, it forms the southernmost tip of the island. It is the only historical structure to have survived the 1964 cyclone that swept away Dhanushkodi.

There are statues of Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Hanuman, and Vibhishana in the temple. In addition to its seaside location, the temple is a popular tourist attraction. It is easily accessible from Rameswaram.

It is believed that the temple was built about 500-1000 years ago. Kothandaramaswamy is the name of the idol because Rama, the main idol, is depicted holding a bow (Kothandam).

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Places To Visit In Dhanushkodi Town : 

  1. Old Dhanushkodi Railway Station
  2. Ruined Temple and Church Of Dhanushkodi
  3. Old Harbour ( Old Port Dhanushkodi)
  4. Dhanushkodi Lighthouse
  5. Dhanushkodi Beach
  6. Arichal Munai

3. Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple In Rameshwaram :

Located 2 km from Rameshwaram Temple, the Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple is worth a visit. Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple, the five-faced Hanuman Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. According to legends it is believed that Lord Hanuman had revealed his five faces here. The idol of Hanuman is depicted with five faces which are of Lord Narasimha, Lord Adivaraha, Lord Garuda, Lord Hayagriva and the face of Lord Hanuman in the middle.

The idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita were brought to this temple after the cyclone in Dhanushkodi in 1964. It is visited by almost every devotee who comes to Rameshwaram.

Floating Stones Kept In The Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple, Rameshwaram  

One of the major attractions of this temple are the ‘floating stones’ that are kept here. These stones were used for building the floating bridge called the Ram Setu. It was built from Rameshwaram to Lanka so that Lord Rama could go to Lanka to rescue Goddess Sita.

Thus you can end the first day of Rameshwaram trip by having dinner.

Day 2 In Rameshwaram :

1.Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House :

Start the second day with a visit to Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Now this house has been converted into a museum. There is no doubt that Kalam house is one of Rameshwaram’s most popular attraction. It is situated at distance of 2 Km from Rameshwaram Temple.

During his childhood, Abdul Kalam lived in this house. During a Rameshwarm trip, this place is really worth a visit. Don’t forget to add this spot in your itinerary.

This house was converted into a museum in 2011. The museum showcases the life of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, an insight into his childhood and various accomplishments.

The opening times of Kalam House are from 8 AM to 7 PM on weekdays. It is closed on Weekends. In order to enter the museum, visitors must pay Rs.5 per person.

2.Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram :

After visiting the Kalam House you can have breakfast and after the breakfast you can go to visit Pamban bridge.

Pamban Bridge
Pamban Bridge

The Pamban bridge provides an amazing view that will take your breath away. The view of the sea from the bridge and the train passing over it is really mesmerizing. Get lost in the beauty of this place and make memories that you will never forget.

3. Lakshmana Tirtham In Rameshwaram :

Lakshmana Tirtham is located at a distance of 2.5 Km from Rameshwaram Temple. As the name suggests this temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmana, brother of Lord Rama.

As per legend, Lord Lakshmana worshipped Lord Shiva and took bath in this tirtham to purify himself from all his sins. So it is believed that Lakshman washed away his sins at this pond and temple is known for this. If you are in Rameshwaram make sure to visit this temple.

Best Time To Visit Rameshwaram : 

Rameshwaram can be visited throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Rameshwaram is during winter from October to March. Also, in the monsoon from June to August is the best time to visit Rameshwaram. These months are perfect for those who love monsoon.

Other Places To Visit In Rameshwaram : ( You Can Add This Places To Your Itinerary)

  1. Ariyaman Beach
  2. Kalam National Memorial
  3. Villoondi Tirtham
  4. Kunthu Kal Beach
  5. Water Bird Sanctuary
  6. Sea World Aquarium
  7. Sugreevar Temple
  8. Thiruppullani Temple
  9. Gandamadana Parvatham

Frequently Asked Questions :

Q. What are the best places to visit in Rameshwaram in two days?

A. Best places to visit in Rameshwaram in two days are Ramanathaswamy Temple, Agni theertham, Jatayu Teertham, Kothandaramar temple, Dhanushkodi beach, Dhanushkodi town, Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple, Kalam House, Pamban Bridge and Lakshmana Tirtham.

Q. Two Days in Rameshwaram Is enough?

A. Yes. 2 days are enough to see the best places in Rameshwaram.

Q. How many days are enough to Visit Rameshwaram and surrounding places ?

A. Two to Three days are enough to Visit Rameshwaram and its surrounding places.



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