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“A different terrain”
Review of Dhanushkodi Beach

Dhanushkodi Beach
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The beach is situated at the tip of the Rameshwaram Island & about 20 KM away from the main town from where the place is accessed by a nice motorable road passing through a strip of land with sea at both side. The entire route provides excellent panoramic view with blue & wavy sea at one side and shallow sea creek at other side. Intermittent conifers on sandy shore along the road & a few scattered fisherman's hut just spiced up the journey.

There is no mode of transport from Rameshwaram other than hired vehicle and parking of same near to the tip is a hard task particularly during holidays & weekend. It requires at least half of a day from Rameshwaram to visit this place & other on route salient spots. It would be better to have lunch beforehand as provision of fooding is very limited there. However one may try barbecued sea fish at road side stalls on the way to the place as we did. Though the taste was nothing special but it was enjoyable.

The beach is at the tip of the island. This point is nearest to Srilanka & separated from Srilanka by Gulf of Mannar. A public ferry service was operated from this point to Talaimannar of Srilanka till tragic cyclone in the year 1964. Just few KM before this beach, some ruined structure of old Dhanuskodi town is still visible being the mark of that fury.

Here the sea is shallow. The beach is clean but narrow & widespread along the tail like landscape from the tip, which commonly known as part of Ram Setu. The walk along that part on drenching foot is amusing. However, bathing is strictly prohibited here. The beach generally accessed only in day time and a visit during sunset seems worthy.

This place being special one from locational, geographical as well mythological point of view attracts huge tourists & we, not being the exception, spent a memorable afternoon there.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Well honestly once you reach there one starts wondering why did I come here?
The drive is superb from rameswaram about 20 KM only. The Bay of Bengal on the left and the Indian Ocean on the right. Wonderful sight. Dhanushkodi itself. Devasted town and nothing to see. An abandoned damaged church stands legacy to what was once a vibrant town. On the way back remanants of the uprooted rail tracks can still be seen.
If you have an hour to spare while in Rameswaram do visit this place even if it’s a tick.

1  Thank Manusha2012
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Great drive from Rameswaram on the newly opened road! Scenes of devastated Dhanushkodi town, the old railway station and church are very disturbing! As you approach the beach and lands end, mobile signals will go off! And what a beautiful beach it is! Clear water, no rough tides, long stretch of sand! A great experience indeed!!

2  Thank Ajay R
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Road to reach this point is between the Bay of bengal and Indian Ocean, you can see water on both the sides of the road, Lot of old memories are there on the way which destroyed during the cyclone.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

A nice beach. Crowded.
For me it is more than the beach, history of this place pulled me here. Dhanuskodi is a Ghost Town which was abandoned after 1964 hurricane. The killer waves swept through the town killing everyone who dared to ride the hurricane. I can only imagine the horror they went through by looking at the ruins of this beach town. A sense of sadness will dwell upon you when you walk through these ruins. I felt small in front of the power of nature that could unleash such a destruction upon us. I see people are living again in this place to cater tourists who visit this place. It looks like how soon we forget how fragile this place is.. I believe there were three major incidents in the last century itself. Indian Govt.(or TN State Govt.) should declare this place as a National Park and forbid people construct their dwellings.

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