A town in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is located on Pamban Island and is separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel. Situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula, Rameswaram is about 50kms from Mannar Island in Sri Lanka. The town is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Hindus consider Rameswaramone of the holiest places in India and the temple town is art of the Char Dham (four most important holy centres) pilgrimage.The Rameswaram TV Tower is the tallest tower in India
Budget Hotels in Rameswaram
There are many hotels in Rameswaram. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay atHotel Brindavan Residency (Tariff Rs.1,129), Hotel MCM Towers (Tariff Rs.1300), Hotel Queen Palace (Tariff Rs.1,506) and Hotel Vinayaga (Tariff Rs.1,687).
Events in Rameswaram
Annual festivals like Pongal, Dussehra, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual two-day Saint Anthony fest at the island draws huge number of people. Other prominent celebrations include Car festival (February-March), Kavadi Festivals (April), Tiru Kalyana (July-August) and Karthika Deepam festival (November)
Tamil is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Rameswaram
Ramanathaswamy Temple and Temple Tanks (1km), Gandhamathana Parvatham (3kms) and Dhanushkodi (18kms) are places of interest in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Madurai
Rameswaramhas its own railway station
Rameswaram bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like Universal Travels and SRM Transportsrun regular buses to and from the town. Book your bus ticket online through Ticketgoose.com.
Namakal or Namakkal is a city based in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. This city is based close to the Kolli Hills and is renowned for its medicinal herbs and plants. There are a number of educational institutes in this city. The poultry industry and transport industry thrive in this region. The months between October and March are the best months to visit Namakal.
Budget Hotels in Namakkal
There are many budget hotels in Namakal. Some of them include Devy Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Golden Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Nala Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Namakal is Tamil. The other languages spoken here include Hindi and English.
Events in Namakkal
Valvil Ori is celebrated annually in August. Other festivals that are celebrated in Namakal include Pongal which is the Tamil New Year (in April) and Vinayaka Chaturthi (in September).
Places to See in Namakkal
There are many tourist destinations in Namakal. Some of them include the Hanuman temple, the Kolli Hills, the Akasagangai waterfalls and the river Aiyaru.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Coimbatore International Airport. It is about 153km away from Namakal.
Namakal does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest station is at Salem which is 48km away.
There are daily buses running to Salem, Tirupati, Bangalore and Chennai from Namakal. Some of the best bus operators on these routes include Express Travels, Kesineni Travels and Grand Coach Travels. Ticketgoose.com offers a wide variety of choices for bus booking anywhere in India.