Presenting an interesting sightseeing choice, Former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam House is which has now been converted into a museum is a place worth visiting. Kalam House is undeniably one of the most popular places to see in Rameshwaram. It is situated on Mosque Street.
This house is the place where Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, one the most popular president of India and one of the greatest scientists that India has even produced, had lived as a child. He was raised along with his brother here, by parents Jainulabdeen, who was a boat owner and Ashiamma, his mother. Popularly known as Kalam house, it is place worth visiting during a Rameshwaram Tour.
Initially a place where he had spent his childhood, this house was converted into a museum in 2011. Maintained by his elder brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker, this museum presents a glimpse into the life of one of India’s greatest leader Former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, an insight into his childhood and his various achievements.
Inside the house, one can see an array of photographs showing late president’s childhood and early stages of his life. The collections at the house, which has been arranged in a manner to offer a glimpse into his life, offer a lot of information about the Late President Dr. APJ Kalam. There are medals, awards, photographs of his childhood days as well as his research works at the museum. One can also find materials that display his highly valued contribution to defense development and researches.
At the ground floor of the Kalam house, there is small shop from where visitors can buy handmade souvenirs and various kinds of sea shell items. The second floor of the house has been converted into an art gallery. The museum is housed on the first floor of the building.
Timings and Entry Fee of Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam House
The opening timings of Kalam House are from 8 AM to 7 PM on Weekdays. It is closed on Weekends. The entry fee at the Kalam house Rameswaram is minimal. The visitors are charged with only Rs.5/- for entry to the museum.