Where myths live on, imaginations know no bounds. When at Ramanathapuram, we can't help but stop thinking about the epic of Ramayana, the conquest of Lord Rama and the triumph of good over evil. Ramanathapuram is an epitome of glory and hope. The area has also been known as Ramnad. A renowned centre since the puranic ages, Ramanathapuram includes the holy island of Rameshwaram.
It is believed that this is the spot from where Lord Rama launched his invasion of Lanka ruled by Ravana. The Rama Setu bridge believed to have been built during this invasion can still be seen today. The bridge across the sea is indeed a wonder and is believed to have been passable up to the 15th century. Today, the loo metre wide and 10 ft deep bridge is mostly submerged in water.
Ramanathapuram is a historically important town. It has been ruled over by many empires beginning from the Cholas to the British. Influences of these dynasties can be still seen and experienced today in the town and nearby areas. This makes the destination not just a pilgrimage tourism destination, but also a hub for history buffs who would love to know more about the exemplary past of the region.
Located in the South Eastern Coast of India, Ramanathapuram is a gorgeous strip of land to enjoy some leisure time. The district has popular attractions such as beaches and lakes that any tourist would love to spend time in.