Get mesmerized with divine beauty and holistic vibes while holidaying in Rameshwaram.
With plenty of sightseeing places to entice you all day long, 1 Day Rameshwaram tour packages are quite popular amongst tourists looking to escape and unwind away from their monotonous life. This quaint town of Tamil Nadu, often called as the Varanasi of South is an idyllic weekend getaway for people residing nearby, inviting everyone to soak in the positive atmosphere with spiritual surroundings all around the place.
Located in the southern state of India, Rameshwaram is a place where you can quench your thirst for peace and tranquillity. It is a frequently visited pilgrimage site that keeps everyone glued with its in-depth history, scenic beauty, surreal setting and an array of tourist attractions. Clean sea beaches, sacred ponds, picture-perfect landscapes and lesser-crowded temples are the other things that make it unique and different from other religious destinations.
Whether you are young or an old-aged traveller, you are sure to find something of your interest on your 1-day visit to Rameshwaram. However, to have a great time, you need to explore the best places in one-day. And for that, you can directly contact us. We, at Rameshwaram Tourism, have curated a list of compelling places that you can cover on your 1-day Rameshwaram tour.
The Top 5 Places to Visit in Rameshwaram in one day are:
1. Ramanathaswamy Temple
One of the most-visited attractions of the Rameshwaram tour is Ramanathaswamy Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Ramanathaswamy Temple is a famous Hindu shrine that is widely known for its historical significance and has 22 theerthams where you can take a bath to get rid of the sins.
Sprawling over an area of about 15 acres of land, the temple has a mind-boggling architecture with majestic towers, vast corridors and a unique structure that draws tourists from different aspects of life. Like other temples in South India, this temple is also surrounded by huge walls to protect it from all 4 sides.
Thousands of devotees flock to this place to offer their prayers to the presiding deity, which is present in the form of lingam. The temple also features the idol of Nandi along with Goddess Visalakshi, Lord Subramanya, Perumal, Utsava, Parvathavardhini and Sayanagriha. It is a great place to celebrate the festivals of Maha Shivaratri and Navratri and can be visited from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the morning and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the evening.
2. Jada Tirtham
Another point of interest in Rameshwaram is Jada Tirtham. Perched on the way to Dhanushkodi, Jada Tirtham is a large water tank that is encompassed by lush green trees and has its own mythological importance among people who are the true believers of the Lord Rama.
It is believed that after killing Ravana, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana visited this place to worship Lord Shiva. Before doing so, they washed off their hair (Jada) in this pond. This act was done in order to purify themselves from the sins they may have committed during the fight. Since then, the temple is named as Jada Tirtham.
There is no entry fee to visit Jada Tirtham in Rameshwaram and it welcomes its visitors from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on all days of the week.
3. Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
The next destination to explore through your 1-day Rameshwaram tour Package is Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. Surrounded by blue waters from all sides, the Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, famously known as Pamban Bridge, is a double-leaf drawbridge that connects the town with the main island of India.
Inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi, this engineering marvel is the second longest sea bridge in India after the opening of Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. Constructed in the year 1914, the Pamban Bridge took nearly 14 years to build. It is 2.345 km long and has around 143 pillars that support the structure of this bridge.
Visit the bridge during the early morning to witness a breathtaking view of the sunrise. If you are not a morning person, you can also go in the evening to admire the sunset. It is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular bridges in the world and boasts of an excellent location to click some awesome pictures.
4. Ariyaman Beach
Enjoy a mix of sun, sea and sand on your 1-day tour to Rameshwaram at Ariyaman Beach. Also referred to as Kushi Beach, Ariyaman Beach is a great place to spend some moments amid tranquil setting. It is just 11 km away from the centre of the town.
Encompassed by lush green trees, gentle soothing waves, clean waters and a long stretch of white sand, the beach offers a delightful experience to captivate the interest of tourists.
Relax on the sun loungers, unwind under the parasols or simply sit back after taking a splash in the swimming pool. For children, there is a play area with plenty of rides to play and for adults, there are various kinds of water sports such as boating, windsurfing and parasailing, giving visitors numerous options to entertain themselves.
5. Sea World Aquarium
Last but not the least, the Sea World Aquarium, situated opposite to Rameshwaram Bus Stand, offers a perfect opportunity for all those who are interested in knowing about the marine life under the sea. It is indeed an unmissable attraction for both locals and travellers.
Home to a vast collection of sea creatures, the Sea World Aquarium allows people to have a gala time observing the movements of clown fish, snake fish, octopus, crab, parrot fish, lionfish, prawn, lobster, beach tamet, rabbit fish and many more. Other than that, the aquarium also displays a variety of shells that you can bring back home to cherish your visit forever!
There is no entry fee to visit the Sea World Aquarium in Rameshwaram. It is open for its visitors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all days of the week and the recommended exploration time is 1-2 hours.
Not only these, but the town also possesses a long list of other places that you can plan to visit if you are visiting Rameshwaram for more number of days. These include Abdul Kalam House, Villoondi Tirtham, Lakshmana Theertham, Kalam National Memorial, Kunthu Kal Beach, Nambu Nayaki Amman Temple, Water Bird Sanctuary and the Five Faced Hanuman Temple.
Catering to everyone’s holiday requirements in mind, we at Rameshwaram Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, present our clients with various all-inclusive Rameshwaram Tour packages to make their trip a memorable one. Our travel experts also customize the itinerary suiting to your 2-days or 3-days Rameshwaram tour duration. To know more, you can fill out the Contact Us form to get in touch with us! One of our representatives will revert you within 24 hours.
How to Reach Rameshwaram?
By Air: Since Rameshwaram doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Madurai Airport to reach Rameshwaram in the least possible time. It is only 174 km away from the town and is well-served by various domestic and international flights.
After arriving at the airport, opt for a private vehicle from the top car rental companies in Rameshwaram for commuting within the city.
By Train: The nearest station i.e., Rameshwaram Railway Station is linked to the prime cities of India and other neighbouring regions by rail. With its direct connectivity to Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Chennai, Palakkad and Trichy, it can be easily accessed by tourists from all around the world.
By Road: Enjoy roadways service via various local, state and public-owned buses operated by Tamil Nadu Government. For your convenience, luxury coaches with sleeper, AC and non-AC facilities are also available for a hassle-free experience. You can book the tickets either online or directly at the bus stand.