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Review of Dhanushkodi Beach

Dhanushkodi Beach
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Private Full-Day Tour to Pamban Island from Madurai
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Rameswaram
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Surat, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is a sheer delight to see this amazing dichotomy where on the one side there is a cool and composed Bay of Bengal and on the other side there is a violent Indian Ocean. Even if you have a car like Fortuner don't try to go on this beach by yourself . Hire a jeep which will cost 1300 rupees for 3 hours and you get a trained driver who know how to drive on those marshy lands.
If you have energy try to go farther on the beach where people don't usually go but the view is just majestic as you keep moving towards the end of the beach.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank abhi911
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Its India's only official ghost town and rightly so. The least advertised place is the most intriguing place i've ever been to. The spectre of sea on both side of land, one ever so calm and one forever violent. Keep walking to the land's end and you walk into the confluence of MAHADADHI and RATNAKAR (Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean). See the relics of a disowned town, the remnants of a church and a railway station. Meet the fishermen community who continue to worship Rama and Sita and the floating pieces of stones (actually coral) believing it to be the ones thrown in by the monkey army of Lord Ram. Must visit place on Rameshwaram itinerary.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Abhishek M
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North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Southern Tip of the country”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't miss this if you are in this area. This is the place literally 17 miles off the coast of Sri Lanka. Not easily accessible which makes it even more interesting ! You have to go through marshy lands and highly inhabited places to get to the tip !! This place was once very much active and thriving with market places railway station etc which got wiped out in the 1964 cyclone.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank VenkatSreenivasan
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Stunning View”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you are travel freak you should visit Dhanuskodi beach. It's the end of Land,India.
Before going this place we browsed many sites to get the information properly, how to go to that place.
First of all we hired a car from Madurai itself. The driver Manimaran(contact no: 09600421376) is very nice and co-operative person. We reached 15th night at Rameswaram. Next day morning we first went to offer puja to Ramanathaswamy Temple / Rameswaram Temple. Then Manimaran drived us directly to Dhanuskodi. The way of the last point of India was just awesome. Very good road. and the view of two sides was amazing. We enjoyed the drive around 25 mins. and then our car stopped. and we saw Sea is just in front of us.
As we already knew that from that point till the end of India only a Jeep can go we were searching of that. But found that now a days the local guys have started a small bus service too. In which 18 people can seat and they charge 150 INR per head. As we are not well known about their language Manimaran helped us to communicate. and we boarded the Bus. They asked everyone in the bus to pay the money while boarding. But as we already got to know from many traveler's review that not to give the money at starting of the journey. So we all refused and Driver convinced.
Ultimately we started our journey towards the Raam Setu. Everywhere is white Sand. and our bus running on the sand. The blue Sea and the White Sand....spectacular view..We enjoyed a lot the journey till the end. Our eyes was just around the places. After 40 mins we reached the place. We gave the fare to the driver. From there some half km ahead the Raam Setu started. Till the end bus can't go as the sand is not so hard.
There are some shop for cold drinks, soda water, lemon water(nimbu paani)and some snacks too.
Me and my husband started follow some group of people who were going till the end where Raam Setu started. walking on the beach was very enjoyable. At last we reached the end.. Afterwards no land ,only Sea..only water...The Bay of Bengal.
As we went in noon time we didn't see the Light of our neighbor country Srilanka. But heard that at night its visible.
After soothes our eyes with the spectacular view we again boarded bus and while returning the driver took us to Dhanuskodi village. There is one old church and Railway station still surviving after the tsunami. And again our bus started and dropped us where our car was parked.

It was a awesome journey to Dhanuskodi Beach and Raam Setu.

Visited June 2014
8 Thank Shree464
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Pondicherry, India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dhanushkoki beach”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Still reminds you of the old tragedy it had gone though. Very few huts with some stalls. Surrounded by sea except for a thin strip of land.

Visited June 2014
Thank Arun K
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