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RAMESHWARAM

RAMESHWARAM
Rameshwaram is an island situated in the gulf of manner at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. A very important pilgrim centre of the Indians. Rameshwaram is the place from where Lord
Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage which is known as the Varanasi the south.

ITINERARY 2 NIGHTS 3 DAYS
Day 01 : Madurai
Arrival at Madurai Airport check in hotel. Evening visit Meenakshi Temple. Overnight stay at Madurai Hotel.
Day 02 : Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai
After Breakfast Day Excursion to Rameshwaram which is around 175kms (4hrs) drive from Madurai where you can visit Ramanathaswamy temple, Dhanushukhi temple etc. Overnight stay at Madurai hotel.
Day 03 : Departure
After breakfast check-out from hotel and processed Airport Drop.
Dear customer this trip can be customized according to your requirements.

Places To See
1. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple
Noted among the 275 most important Shiva temples for the Shaivaite sect of Hindus, the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is a part of the Char Dham pilgrimage of the Hindus. The temple was said to have been established by Lord Ram himself and is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. The site of the temple was expanded by the Pandya kings in the 12th century who are responsible for the current structure of the temple.

2. Agnitheertham
The sandy shores of Rameswaram are one of the most holy places for the Hindu pilgrims. The Agnitheertham, are a collection of 22 such spots at the shores which the pilgrims bath in. according to Hindu mythology Lord Ram took a bath at the shores to absolve him from the sin of the killings in the war against Ravana.

3. Gandamadana Parvatham
The hillock lies at a short distance of 3 kilometers from Rameswaram and is the highest point on the island. Gandamadana Parvatham is considered to house a foot print of Lord Rama on a Chakra. The hill lies at an amazing location and one can get the panoramic views of the entire island from this point.

4.The Five-faced Hanuman Temple
The temple is famous for its unique incarnation of the mighty monkey god Lord Hanuman. The image of the deity has five faces namely Lord Hanuman, Lord Adivaraha, Lord Narasimha, Lord Hayagriva and Lord Garuda. The idol is carved from a large senthooram stone from which vermilion is derived. The ancient idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshamana that were brought during a cyclone from Dhanushkodi are also placed here.

5 .Dhanushkodi
A famous picnic spot on the island, Dhanushkodi is also an important pilgrim spot on the Rameswaram Island. The name Dhanushkodi literally means the end of the bow and is spot where Lord Ram built the famous bridge with floating stones. The place is famous for the various migratory birds that flock here and its pristine views of the ocean.

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