Rameswaram also called Rameshwaram is an island in the Gulf of Mannar and looks like a conch. Situated 163 km south-west of Madurai, Rameswaram is connected with the mainland through Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge, also known as Pamban Bridge. One of the major Hindu pilgrim centres in India, Rameswaram is known for the longest temple corridor in the country. Rameswaram is linked with the great epic Ramayana. Legend has it Lord Rama had rested and prayed at Rameswaram, before and after his war against demon Ravana. Ramanathaswamy temple is the main attraction of Rameswaram, which houses the footprint believed to be of Lord Rama. Other places of interest in and around Rameswaram include Kothandaramaswamy temple, Dhanushkodi Beach, Kurusadai Islands and Adam's Bridge.
Rameswaram railway station
Station Code RMM
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Station Details Rameswaram railway station is one of the major railheads of the Southern Railways. The railhead is connected by several trains with important places of Tamil Nadu and other destinations in South India. From Rameswaram trains run at regular intervals to Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirapalli. The railway station is just 3 km away from the city centre and 2 km from the Central bus stand. Accommodation is available close to the railway station in the hotel run by TTDC (Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation).
Amenities Passenger amenities available at Rameswaram railway station include waiting room, retiring room, tourist information centre, water cooler, tea stall and telephone booth.
Distances of major landmarks Madurai Airport (167 km).