Ramanathapuram District

Ramanathapuram District

The Holy Land
Ramanathapuram city is the headquarters of Ramanathapuram district. Ramanathapuram has the Ancient historical bridge called as Rama’s Bridge that connecting Tamilnadu and Srilanka. The famous tourist place Ramanathaswamy Temple, with long corridors, big pillars and 38 meter Gopuram located in this district. An old Ancient Coastal Village called as Navabashanam located in this district. As per the history, there is a belief that Lord Rama worshipped in this temple.

Ramanathapuram History
In 15th century, Ramanathapuram was ruled by Pandiyan Kingdom. In 1063 A.D, it came under the control of Rajendra Chola. After that, Vijayanagar Nayaks captured this district in 1520 A.D. This district was named as Ramanathapuram during the period of Pandyas. During British Period, The name Ramanathapuram was changed as “Ramnad”. After freedom of India, It was renamed as Ramanathapuram.

Ramanathapuram Details

  • Total Area :  4, 175 Sq.km.
  • Total Population :  13, 37,560
  • Rainfall    :     773.3 mm
  • Climate Condition   :   37.8*c max. And 22.3*c min
  • STD Code    :   04567
  • Pin Code    :    623 ***
  • Railway Station : Ramanathapuram Railway Station, Railway Feeder Road, Ramanathapuram
  • Bus Stand :  Ramanathapuram New Bus Stand, RMD Railway Station Short Code, Madurai Rameshwaram Road, Ramanathapuram.
  • Airport : Near Airport – Madurai Airport (110 kms. from Ramanathapuram)

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Ramanathapuram are

  • Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge
  • Jadayu Theertham
  • Kanjirankulam and Chitrangudi Birds Sanctuary
  • Kurusadai Island
  • Ramanathapuram Palace
  • Devipattinam
  • Oriyur
  • Sethukarai
  • Thiruppullani
  • Upoor
  • Erwadi Dargah
  • Uthirakosamangai
  • Valinokkam
  • Vivekananda Aashramam
  • Mandapam

Rameswaram
Rameswaram is a famous historical town located 58kms from Ramanathapuram. Rameshwaram is located very nearer to Srilanka from Tamilnadu.

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Agnitheertham
  • Kothandaramaswamy Temple
  • Badrakaliamman Temple
  • Gandhamathana Parvatham
  • Satchi Hanuman Temple
  • Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Born Place
  • Floating Rock Stones
  • Five Faced Hanuman Temple
  • Sea World Aquarium
  • Pambam Bridge
  • Dhanushkodi
  • Thangachi Madam
  • Villoondi Theertham