Rameshwaram is an island which is located in India. It is situated at the tip of the Indian peninsular and is one of the most sacred places in India. The place is of great importance because it is the place where Lord Rama had built a bridge across the sea to rescue Sita. The place is also regarded as being sacred because it is considered the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sins of Ravana.
Rameshwaram is an important pilgrimage place for the Hindus. One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India which is known as the Linga Of Sri Ranganatha is the presiding deity of this island. 'Benaras of the south' is another name which is given to Rameshwaram. The pilgrims that visit this place mainly come for the attainment of Moksha. The area is filled with places in which various incidents of The Ramayana occurred. The Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage city.
There are quite a few places one can visit when at Rameshwaram. Built in the 17th Century, the Ramanathaswamy Temple is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns. It is situated on the eastern side of the island and is very close to the sea. Agnitheertham, the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to absolve himself from the killing of Ravana is about 100 meters away. Gandamadana Parvatham and a place called Dhanushkodi are places worth visiting on the island. They are about 2 km and 8 km away from Rameshwaram. The place is well connected by road.