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“Tsunami wrote of this place in 1964!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dhanushkodi Beach

Dhanushkodi Beach
Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, India
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Rameswaram
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Tsunami wrote of this place in 1964!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Reaching this devastated place is tough and appears challenging. You have to hire a jeep or a mini truck to go on the sandy roads to reach Dhanush Kodi. One will not be sure when the vehicle will sink in to the sand and you may have to get down to push it.
Nothing else is there to actually see but the travel is thrilling!

Visited November 2012
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“Worth the rough ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Accessible from Rameshwaram by Jeep all the way or taxi/ auto rickshaw most of the way then 4x4 local bus for the last few kilometers
The final few kilometers to the interesting fishing community are over a rough sandy track but it's worth the bumps. Victim to a devastating cyclone which killed 10,000 people in the early 60's the remains of the town can be explored along with the village life of the isolated fishing community. The final 6 kms to the tip of the peninsula can only be accessed at certain times of the year. Lots of souvenir stalls await you but no surprise there.

Visited November 2012
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“life's a beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

it's here in india you get to ride on a road that separates bay of bengal and indian ocean!

a beautiful place to ride or 4x4 it. trek to the land's end or the tip of india is super exciting. but beware as you sink in the sand easily. (but only at the land's end, that is at the tip)

emerald green water and white sand. rough waves. damn good place to walk (water and food necessary), you'll find a well near a goddess' (durga?) temple. you can draw sweet water.

it's little unclean as people perform religious rites and leave the waste behind, some also dump in the sea.

you may hire a jeep/walk/drive your own 4x4 or a dirt bike.
100 per head i guess. i walked though.

start early, finish early. sun's unforgiving.

that's about it, go for it!

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“Clean long beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

One of the cleanest , least crowded beaches I have experienced. Stretches for a few kilometers with hardly anybody to bug you. Local children try to sell you shells for 20 bucks a bag , we bought one just to help the local community.

Visited October 2012
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“Extremely peaceful white sand beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

22 kms away from Rameshwaram, this place needs to be visited in a jeep, since private cars cant go upto the beach because of sandroad for about 7kms from beach. A must go, if u r going to Rameshwaram.

Visited October 2012
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