Dates we were in Rameswaram – 17/06/2015 to 20/06/2015
Hotel – TTDC property, Hotel TamilNadu. The rooms are large enough, but very very very old. There was just one plug point in the room and with everyone having a minimum of two gadgets that need charging, it was grossly inadequate. The air-conditioning is new, but patchy and not very good. The water that drains from the AC is let out in the bathroom so the bathroom is wet perpetually !! We put a bucket underneath and got nice cold water in the morning for our bath.
The restaurant has only vegetarian food so we were thrilled. The menu is limited and food is only available during the Breakfast -Lunch-Dinner timings. The snacks selection is limited again.
The best thing about this hotel though is the staff and the manager – very customer focussed, very keen to get feedback and make improvements and the cleaning crews are efficient.
At this temple, there is an emerald statue of Nataraja and almost year long, it is covered in Sandal paste since the statue is supposed to be hot. So the sandal paste cools Shiva down. It’s a one of a kind 6feet tall statue.
Rameswaram is steeped in history and legends. The place plays an important role in The Ramayana and that makes it very important. It’s also a pilgrimage. For Hindus doing the rites for their ancestors and parents, a visit to Rameswaram is a must after doing the rites at Gaya.
From a tourist’s perspective, there are beautiful temples and gorgeous beaches.. And of course a ghost town too in Dhanushkodi. So a must see place in south India.