How to plan a trip to Rameswaram from Bangalore?

Rameswaram is the most visited religious place in India.

Rameswaram has significant importance in the Hindu religion. It is one of the most visited religious places in India and one of the Four Dham (Abode of God). Badrinath, in Uttarakhand, Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dwaraka in Gujarat, and Jagannatha Puri, Odisha is the four Dham (Abode of God) in India. This place is highly popular among Hindu pilgrims.

There are multiple modes of transportation available and we’ll discuss how to plan a road trip to Rameswaram from Bangalore. There are some magnificent places to visit around Rameswaram, like Pamban Bridge and Dhanuskodi. Rameswaram has a lot of tourist places, which attract thousands of tourists every day.

Things to know

Time zone:  IST (GMT+5:30)

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR), (Current exchange rate)

Languages: Hindi

Country calling code: +91

Police, Medical helpline: 100

How to reach Rameswaram?

Hindu religious city, Rameswaram is in the southernmost tip of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The island city is well connected by the road and rail network with all major cities in South India. So, let’s find the best way to reach you and what you can do while your stay in Rameswaram.

Online ticket booking websites in India

Flights: Makemytrip

Bus: Redbus

Train: IRCTC

Rameswaram by road?


Rameswaram is one of the favorite routes for bikers, because of its world-class road infrastructure. If you are traveling from Bangalore to Rameswaram, most of your journey will be on National Highway 44, which connects Jammu Kashmir to Kanyakumari. You can also drive from Chennai and Kochi to Rameswaram.

I have traveled to Rameswaram from Bangalore, and you can find the best route in a video that I have shared on my YouTube channel. The road distance from Bangalore is around 600 km and from Chennai is around 560 km. You can get sleeper direct buses from Bangalore to Rameswaram.

Trains to Rameswaram

There are several trains available to the coastal city, Banaswadi – Rameswaram Express and UBL RMM Express are a few of them. You can also take a train from Chennai to Rameswaram because it’s one of the most popular pilgrim centers in South India, you’ll find trains from all major railway stations.

Flights to Rameswaram

There is no airport in Rameswaram, Madurai Airport is the nearest airport to the city. The distance between Madurai and Rameswaram is around 140 km and from Madurai, you can take Bus, Train, or Taxi to reach Rameswaram. Madurai Airport is well connected with all the major cities in India through airways.  

What is the best time to visit Rameswaram?

Rameswaram is a coastal city, and you’ll get hot and humid weather in summer. October to February will be the coolest and the best time to visit Rameswaram, the temperature goes down to 17 degrees Celsius during winter.

Where to stay in Rameswaram?


There are several hotels, resorts, and guest houses available near the temple. You can book these hotels based on your budget through online and offline modes. A good hotel room price range starts from INR 500 – 1000. If you have not booked your accommodation before arrival in the city, you just need to walk a few meters around the temple, where you will get plenty of options to stay.  

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5 best places to visit in Rameswaram.

Rameswaram is a Hindu pilgrimage place surrounded by a beautiful sea. There are some temples and beaches which you must visit during your trip to Rameswaram. Many people think that Rameswaram is all about a religious place but it’s not true. There is a lot to see and experience, the beautiful beaches are some of the best beaches in the country and the local foods are must-eat.

  • Rameswaram Temple
  • five-faced religious temple of God Hanuman
  • Ariyaman Beach
  • Dhanuskodi Beach
  • Kalam National Memorial

Significance of Rameswaram Temple


Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The holy city is known for one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. There are 22 kunds (ponds) and pilgrims take a dip (there are people, who help to get the water out of the pond) in those before offering their prayer. You can go to the main temple after changing your clothes and offer prayers to god.

The current structure of the temple was built in the 12th century by the Pandya Dynasty. The Dravidian style architecture is just mesmerizing and eyes soothing. You need a minimum of two to three hours to complete your prayer. If you want to avoid the rush, please go in the evening. The temple timings are 6:30 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the evening.

You cannot take your mobile phone and camera inside the temple premises, so keep them in your hotel room. There are few shops offering locker facilities for mobile phones, so in case you forgot to keep them in your hotel, you can use the facility.

Address: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India (location)

Opening hours: 4:30 am–1 pm, 3 pm–8:30 pm

Entry fee: INR 50

Contact: +914573 221223

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The five-faced religious temple of God Hanuman

The five-faced Hanuman temple is around 2 km from the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple. This temple is famous for the five manifestations of Lord Hanuman. This is another religious temple in the city.  The statue of Lord Hanuman is built with one of the precious stones called Senthooram. Temple timings are morning 6 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.  

Address: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India (location)

Opening hours: 06 am – 6:30 pm

Entry fee: Free

Turquoise blue water in Ariyamaan Beach


The island of Pamban is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. There are lots of small but beautiful beached where you can relax and spend some good times with your friends and family. Ariyamaan beach is also known as Kushi Beach by the locals and can be reached by taxi or own vehicle. This beach is less crowded and can be a perfect destination for a picnic. Please keep in mind that there are no big restaurants, so if you want to eat anything specific, you’ll have to go to the main city. Ariyamaan beach is around 20 km from the main town.

Address: Uchipuli, Tamil Nadu, India (location)

Opening hours: 24 hours

Entry fee: Free

Dhanuskodi, the last land of India.

Dhanushkodi is popular as the last land of India and it’s a must-visit place when you are in Rameswaram. It’s once in a lifetime experience to drive on the road, which is surrounded by sea on both sides. This place is famous for its sunrise, and you will find many tourists traveling toward the point once the gate opens in the early morning around 5 am. You can relax and spend a good time on Dhanuskodi Beach.

Address: Arichal Munai, Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India (location)

Opening hours: 08 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial

The Kalam National Memorial was built in honor of India’s former President and Scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. You can witness his extraordinary life journey in this museum. You will get to see the replica of missiles, which were developed under his supervision. The museum also has many corners where you can read about his early life and about the nuclear test in Pokhran. He was also known as the Missile Man of India and the People’s President. This is a must-visit place in Rameswaram.

Address: Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi Road, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India (location)

Opening hours: 09 am–05 pm

Entry fee: Free

Important apps to download

Redbus online bus booking

Android / iOS

MakeMyTrip Online hotel and flight booking

Android / iOS

Uber app-based taxi

Android iOS

Swiggy app-based food delivery

Android iOS

IRCTC, train booking app

Android / iOS

Google translate

Android / iOS

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