Gandamadana Parvatham is located on a beautiful hillock about 3 km from Sri Ramanathaswamy temple. Devotees believe that there are footprints of Lord Rama here. A mandap has been built around the spot. There are interesting legends told to explain the existence of the site. One of them states that Lord Rama met Vibhishana, the brother of the demon king Ravana, at this place. Lord Vibhishana helped Rama in defeating Ravana in the battle to rescue Sita. There is an image of Vibhishana in the temple.
The spot is the highest point in Rameswaram island and gives an aerial view of the mesmerising island. Besides religious significance, the place is also known for its serene picturesque surroundings best viewed during sunrise and sunset.
The nearby attractions are Satchi Hanuman temple and Sukreevar Theertham.
Bus services are available to Rameswaram Bus Stand on a regular basis from Chennai, Madurai, Puducherry, Trichy and Coimbatore.
Madurai International Airport, about 180 km away.
Rameswaram Railway Station is well connected to Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry and Bengaluru.
The best time to explore Rameswaram is from October to March as the temperature is at its best during this period.