My Stay at Rameshwaram was at a small Motel – “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” hotel. Though a small accommodation but the stay was comfortable and staff was cordial. Next day morning I got up early, did some blogging on this site and set off to visit the famous Ramanathaswamy temple near Rameshwaram beach. One entrance of the temple was towards my hotel and the main entrance of the temple is towards the beach. The beach is an easy walk from the main entrance.
My stay at Rameshwaram was at a small Motel – “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” hotel. Though small, the accommodation was comfortable and the staff were cordial. The next morning, I woke up early, did some blogging and set off to visit the famous Ramanathaswamy temple near Rameshwaram beach. According to tradition, one needs to first take a bath in the sea and then take a bath in the water from the wells in the temple. It was a nice feeling and it was a soothing experience visiting the beach. I got down into the sea for a while and took some nice photographs of the sea as seen from Rameshwaram. With the 42x zoom of my Nikon camera, I could see a vessel probably a few kilometers off the coast. It was an Indian naval battleship guarding the coast of Rameshwaram. The place was crowded with pilgrims from every part of the country and many from North India as well. I could see some tourists from other countries as well.
All the restaurants around the temple serve vegetarian food. For people who are specific about the choice of food, it’s better for them to stay in some big hotels that I noticed around 2 KMs before the temple. Those hotels are probably 3 Star Hotels and might serve a variety of food in their restaurants. Most of the hotels around the temple do not have a restaurant and you need to rely on the small restaurants on the street. I bought a 5-liter can and filled it with water from the sea. I had a quick brunch, checked out of the hotel and set off to Palakkad (my next destination).