One of the most religious places in India, Rameshwaram, also spelled as Ramesvaram, is a town and municipality in the Ramanathapuram district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, situated about 40 kilometers from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka.
One of the most prominent tourist destinations in Tamilnadu, the temple & town, is considered a holy pilgrimage site for Shaivas. Pamban Island, also recognized as Rameswaram Island, is combined to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge.
A part of the Char Dham pilgrimage, Rameshwaram, is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, together with Varanasi. According to the Ramayana, the divine king Rama built a bridge from across the sea to Lanka with the help of Hanuman to save his wife Sita from their kidnapper Ravana.
Dedicated to the Vedic god Shiva, the Ramanathaswamy Temple, is at the center of the town and is closely connected with Rama.
Ramanathaswamy Temple, Pamban Bridge, and Dhanushkodi Beach are some of the most important tourist attractions to visit in Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu.