Dhanushkodi – Beyond Rameswaram

29 06 2009

Beyond Rameswaram, Dhanushkodi is just a desolate stretch of sand staring into the sea. About 15kms away is Sri Lanka.

Very little remains of the town today. In the cyclone of 1964, the railway line from Pamban was washed away into the sea. Subsequent efforts to lay the line have failed. Today, the only way one can reach Dhanushkodi is to walk it or catch a jeep.

It’s best to make Rameswaram one’s base and do a day trip to Dhanushkodi. There is not much to see but for a few temple dedicated to Lord Rama. But the experience is all about looking out at the open sea and trying to locate a foreign land.

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