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Welcome to Rameshwaram


Rameshwaram Municipality is situated at 55km away of Ramanathapuram and located in Rameshwaram Island. The area of the town in 53sqkm. Fishing and Tourism is the main occupation of the people.

Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Thirukkovil

The temple and the island of Rameshwaram have acquired this name because, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, the God of Gods here on return from Sri Lanka. According to legend, after killing Ravana Lord Rama returned with his consort Goddess Seetha to India first stepping on the shores of Rameshwaram. To expiate the `dosha' of killing a brahmin, Lord Rama wanted to offer worship to Lord Shiva. Since there was no shrine in the island had despatched Sri Hauman to Kailash to bring an idol of Lord Shiva..

General Information
Area 61-8 Kms. (34 Sq.miles) 
Population 48000 (1981 Census) 
Altitude Sea Level + 2.74 m. 
Climate  Summer Max :98 C, Min : 46C, Winter Max : 30C, Min : 25C
Clothing Tropical 
Language Tamil, English, Hindi and other North Indian Languages.
Transport   Rameshwaram island is connected to the mainland by Rail alone. The work on the construction of Road bridge across the sea to connect it with main land started early in 1973 and is now completed.  The new road bridge is open and it is connected by road also. 
Local Transport  There is town bus service inand around Rameshwaram Island. Auto Rickshaws, Horse Carts, Private Van and Jeep are also available.
Airport Nearest Airport is Madurai Airport. 


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