A Trip to Rameswaram with Family
A trip with parents has been a long pending one. Since Madurai and Rameswaram were not so far from my hometown we thought of making a trip there. In this post I have only written about the trip to Rameswaram. Will write about Madurai in my next post. For those of you who don’t know Madurai and Rameswaram, they are two south Indian districts in southern India.
It almost took us 14 hours to reach Rameswaram by train from my home town of Palakkad as there were no direct trains. Travelling in Indian railways is always fun and an adventure in itself 🙂
1. Rooms are good and cheap and is not far from the Ramanathan Temple.
2. Food is not so great and options are less but OK.
3. The staffs in the hotel are courteous.
4. I would rate a 2.8 out of 5.
Rameswaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district in the South India state of Tamil Nadu. It is quite famous because for its mention in the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana. It is said that, this is the place from where god Rama built a bridge, across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from her abductor Ravana.
The Internationally known Adam’s Bridge or Ram Sethu which was build by Rama to travel from Rameswaram to SriLanka is only few kilometers from the town in a place called Dhanuskodi.
The city of Rameswaram is connected to the outside world through Pamban bridge built over the sea which is an interesting sight.
The Ramanathan temple is considered to the main attraction. Its said that if you pour 22 buckets (or Kodum as said in local) of water on yourself from 22 different wells within the temple your sins are forgiven. Its also a place after Kasi in North India where people come to pay homage and prayers for the departed souls of loved ones.
The great son of India, our late President and Scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born in this city. His soul rests now in Rameswaram.
It was a interesting place to visit for me and my family and some great memories to carry forward. From Rameswaram we travelled to Madurai which I will write in my next post “Madurai Athens of the East”