Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today. ~ Jinato Hu
Rameshwaram, a bustling pilgrim centre, is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. Connected to the mainland India by Pamban Bridge, this small island which is only 32ft above MSL, spread over in a area around 62 sq. kms.
On the southern most tip of Rameshwaram which is only 29 odd kms from SriLanka is a small village, known as Dhanushkodi, destroyed in the cyclones of year 1964. Following the Disaster, Govt of Madras declared the place unfit for the living. In the ruins of the old island town, that was swept away in the recent history, also known as Ghost Town, is a small fishing hamlet around 10-12KM away from the tip, ie. Adam's Bridge
HAUNTING YET appealing, deserted but still full of life, eerie but fascinating — Dhanushkodi is full of contradictions. Bow's End (as translated from Tamil) is a sure delight if you have a penchant for impossibly blue seas, pristine white sands and ruins by the shore. Bordered by the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, this semi-ghost town is probably one of the most spectacular stretches in Tamil Nadu.
Breathtaking beauty, a population of less than 500, the nearest telephone about 20 km away, out of reach of mobile signals and the feeling of being in a place which was once alive, now reduced to rubble, makes it a place truly less travelled. And standing at the tip of India is a pretty heady feeling!