The Best Weekend Getaway from Chennai
Water Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink!
You might have heard this rhyme in your kindergarten classes and one such place where you get to see water everywhere is Rameshwaram. Located on the Pamban Island on the tip of the Indian Peninsula, this place is surrounded by water on all its side and is connected to the landmass by the Pamban Bridge. It is also the closest point to reach Sri Lanka that covers approximately 40kms and is considered as one of the holiest cities for the Hindus besides Varanasi.
The ideal cause for making this place a desirable pilgrimage spot is coz of the existence of Ramanathaswamy Temple and the Ram Setu. Ram Setu, also called as Adam’s Bridge or the Floating Bridge is a bridge constructed by Lord Rama’s monkey army, Vanara for rescuing his wife Sita from the evil Ravana. Though it stands as an epic, even today satellite images depict the existence of such bridge connecting the Mannar Island of Sri Lanka and Rameshwaram. Have you ever wondered why was this place named Rameshwaram? Well, in Sanskrit, it means the Lord of Rama and yes this place is indeed marked very holy because of the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
After killing the Brahmin king, Ravana, Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman wanted to absolve sins that they would have committed during the war against the demon king. So, they installed and worshiped a Lingam here. Thus, this point has attracted many Hindus nationwide to visit and take a dip in this auspicious place to absolve the sins they have committed. When you are here don’t forget to drive towards Kathadi, a town in the Pamban district that is famous for Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boating, Snorkeling and Swimming. Thus, if you want to experience the magical adrenaline rush in you, then visit TicketGoose right away!
Though the bus journey from Chennai to Rameshwaram seems to be very long, it can be made easy and cozy by selecting your choice of travels and seat from a huge list of fleet operators, to name some of the most commonly opted and liked travels by many; KPN Travels, SRM Travels, SRS Travels, Parveen Travels, Universal Travels, and YBM. All you need to do to have a breath-taking and awesome trip is to visit TicketGoose and make a booking.