The old town of Rameshwaram is quite popular across the nation due to its stature of being the gateway to the various pilgrimage sites of Rameshwaram and the ancient Palace. As a result, it falls under the list of the best places to visit in Tamilnadu and a prime attraction under Rameshwaram tourism.
The legend says that on the waters near Ramanathapuram the bridge was built by the mythological Vanar (Monkey) Sena under the leadership of Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman and Lord Lakshmana. On this bridge itself, the Sena passed in order to reach the demon Ravana's Lanka where he has kept Goddess Sita after abducting her. The ancient town has a lot of significance.
What makes the ancient town of Ramanathapuram extremely popular under Rameshwaram tourism is that it falls on a very convenient location. While visiting the ancient land you may go through some other prime sites of Rameshwaram on your way which adds to the convenience of the site. Thirupullani and Uthirakosamangai are located just fifteen kilometers away from the town. Erwadi can also be easily visited here which is just a drive if thirty-one kilometres away.
What makes it special?
Largely known among the people across the nation with its older name of Ramnad, the old town is primarily known as the prime gateway to the significant pilgrimage sites near the southern end of Rameshwaram and even Devipattinam. Ramnad was given its new name which is used widely today in the year 1910. The short and convenient distance from the bigger pilgrimage centres around make the town a popular site to stay by among the devotees and worshippers of the major Indian Lords.
Raja Palace: Ramalinga Vilasam Palace
A royal home constructed by the aristocrats of Sethupatys who happen to inhabit the palace even today. It is among the major attractions in Rameshwaram among the lovers of art and history. A site is indeed a historical place with a quality collection of ancient paintings and reverend saint Thayumana Swamigal's tomb.
Also known as Pamban Bridge, the bridge here is one of the most interesting places to visit whenever one is in Rameshwaram. It’s the longest bridge in the whole country that was built above a bay and measures 2.2 kilometers in length. Apart from the Pamban Bridge, Ramanathapuram is also famous for the Scissors bridge.
All these wonderful specifications make the town a list topper among the best places to visit in Tamilnadu and a rich site under Rameshwaram tourism.
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