Weekend Getaways near RameswaramRameswaram is an island town and both tourism and fishery are the major source of employment for the residents. As the town witnesses a massive flow of tourists visiting it for numerous reasons, here is a list of places that you can also visit on your trip to Rameswaram.
ThirunallarThirunallar is a small village located in Karaikal in Pondicherry. This place is dedicated to Saturn and it can be reached easily from Karaikal via road. The Saneeswaran temple which is famous the shrine of Lord Shani and Sri Darbanayeswarar temple and the Badrakaliyamman temple are the three main attractions of the Thirunallar town.
Distance from Rameswaram: 85 Kms
Travel Time: 1 Hour, 50 minutes
Hotels in ThirunallarHotel Moon Park
Address: No.20,North Car Street, Thirunallar,
Karaikal District, Pondichery,India.
Phone Number: +91-9095998787
Guru Guest House
Address: Hospital Road, Kumaran Nagar,
Phone Number: +91-9486489476
KaraikudiKaraikudi is a town situated in Sivagangai district and and the largest town in the district. It is part of the Chettinad community that includes a total of 75 villages. The town is on the highway that connects Trichy and Rameshwaram. The houses built in this town are an attraction in itself as they are made of limestone called ‘karai veedu’ in the local language.
Distance From Rameswaram: 140 Km
Travel Time: 2 Hours, 50 minutes
Hotels in KaraikudiThe Bangala
Address: Devakottai Road, Senjai
Senjai, Karaikkudi, Tamil Nadu
Phone Number: 04565 220 221
Address: 45, Koviloor Road, Karaikkudi Sivaganga,
Koviloor Thirupathur Rd, Karaikkudi, Tamil Nadu
Phone Number: 04565 237 892
AlangudiAlangudi is a village in the Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas in Tamil Nadu. Alangudi is popular among tourists for Sri Abathsahayeswarar Temple dedicated to the planet Jupiter (or Lord Brihaspati or Guru). Known as Abathsahayeswarar, Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the temple. Goddess Parvati is known here as Elavarkuzali or Umai Ammai.
Distance from Rameswaram: 202 Km
Travel Time: 3 Hours, 50 minutes
ThanjavurThanjavur rose to fame during the Chola rule, who made Thanjavur their capital. Thanjavur was the country’s cultural seat towards the end of the 18th century and is a major tourist destination for thousands of tourists who visit Thanjavur every year. The most important attraction of Thanjavur is the Brahadeshwara Temple, constructed in the 11th century by Raja Raja Chola-I, the famous Chola King of medieval India. The Thanjavur Maratha Palace built during Thanjavur Nayak is another major attraction of the city.
Distance from Rameswaram: 234 Km
Travel Time: 4 Hours, 30 minutes
VelloreLocated on the banks of Palar River, Vellore is an important tourist attraction near Rameswaram. This south Indian city holds some of the best hospitals, educational institutions, and colleges. In Vellore, the tourists can visit the Kavalur Observatory, Palamathi Hills, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Muthu Mandapam and Mordhana Dam. Most of the people purchase jackfruit and honey from the Yellagiri Hills located nearby the district. Don’t miss to visit the Vellore Fort that was constructed during the 13th century.
Distance from Rameswaram: 400 Kms
Hotels in VelloreDarling Residency
Address: 11/8, Officers Line, Anna Salai, Kosapet
Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Phone Number: 0416 221 3001
Address: No. 7, Officers Line, Near By Lakshmi Theatre,
Anna Salai, Krishna Nagar, Veerasamy Nagar, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Hotel Mount Paradise
Address: No 37, New Bye Pass Road, NH 46 Service Road,
Sathuvachari, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Phone Number: 0416 222 8631
Ramalingavilasam PalaceRamalingavilasam Palace located in Ramanathapuram about 55kms from Rameswaram was initially constructed by the Kizhavan Sethupathi who belonged to the Dynasty of Sethupathi Kings. It is important to know that the palace building is famous for its ostentatious dwelling area and Darbar hall. Murals on the walls represent the life style of the Sethupathi kings. Visitors can find the scenes describing the battles of Sethupathi kings with Maratha Kings of Thanjavur.
In Ramalingavilasam palace, the walls and ceilings are beautified with colourful paintings. The decorative paintings and the art pictures mesmerize the tourists. Most of the paintings centers around dance and sports and it shows the spirit of Sethupathi Kings towards arts and sports. It is believed that these art forms were painted by experienced artists of the ancient period. Without using modern tools of paintings, the artists were made to bring an original feel and look with their blessed hands and creativity. Make sure to visit the temple with your friends and family to explore the rich heritage and culture.
Timings of Palace
Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 AM
Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 AM
Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 AM
Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 AM.