Rameswaram is an easily locatable town in the Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated on the Pamban Island and separated from mainland India by the Pamban Channel. The Mannar Island of Sri Lanka is located a mere 50 KMS away.
To find it on a map, look towards the Gulf of Munnar at the very tip of the Indian Peninsula. It is located at 9.28˚N and 79.3˚E. The island is spread over an area of 61.8 sq km. and the land mass – rather intriguingly- resembles the shape of a conch.
The closest city on the Rameswaram map is Tamil Nadu’s Madurai – a bustling city located 177 kms away. It is well connected with Rameswaram via the NH 49. To reach Remeswaram, you will have to travel through Tiruppuvanam, Maana Madurai, Ramanathapuram via Paramkudi and Mandapam. The town is also well connected with southern India’s metro city of Chennai.
Legend has it, that Lord Rama built his fabled ‘Ram Setu’ (Ram’s Bridge) to Sri Lanka in this area. It is also known as Adam’s Bridge. Rameswaram is one of the holiest places on the Indian map and is visited by Vaishnavites as well as Shaivites every year. The Rameswaram Map is littered with some of the most revered temples of the country including the Ramanathaswamy Temple.
It is advisable to use the map to get around the town and find the most compelling tourist places in the area. This is a land rich in history and culture and therefore, should be explored thoroughly to be truly appreciated.