The conch shaped Island of Rameshwaram, located in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of Peninsular India, is deeply associated with the Indian mythology. According to Hindu mythology, it is from here that Lord Rama and his army of monkeys built a causeway (Ram Setu or Adam’s bridge) across the sea to present day Sri Lanka, to rescue his abducted wife Sita, from the demon king Ravana.
Rameshwaram is also the place where Rama did his penance to Lord Shiva for killing Ravana, who was a zealous devotee of Lord Shiva. Today Rameshwaram holds a prominent place among Hindu pilgrims. Rameshwaram is not just a place for pilgrimage; it has a unique and amazing marine eco system that may be of interest to a geologist or an ecologist.
The nearest airport is at Madurai at a distance of 173 Km
Rameswaram is well connected to most of the major cities in the state through private and public modes of transportation
Well connected by rail road