Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram

Dhanushkodi is a ghost town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island in the Rameshwaram Island, Tamilnadu.  It is the closest point on the Indian coast to Srilanka.

Dhanushkodi suffered major damage in a devastating cyclone in 1964, which washed away the rail bridge connection of the town to the mainland. The remains of the town can still be seen now. People in large numbers come here for seeing the ruined city.

 

Another important attraction is Rama setu. One can still spot a line of rocks and isles that are perhaps the remains of the Rama setu or Adam bridge. According to a legend Vibhishana, the brother of Ravana, asked Lord Rama to break the Sethu. Rama broke the Sethu using one end of his ‘dhanush’

 

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