Situated in the southernmost tip of India on the island of Panbam, this town is known to have historical and religious significance that dates back centuries. While on a visit here, check out Rameshwaram Temple, ruins of Dhanushkodi and the wonderful beaches of this town amongst the many other attractions that it has to offer.
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is at Madurai (150 kms). You can hire a private taxi or take a bus to reach the reserve.
By Train: The nearest railway station is at Rameshwaram (7 kms). This station is connected to all the major metros in India.
By Road: From the airport and the train station, there are regular government operated buses which are operational to reach the reserve. You can also get these buses from Madurai ,Rameswaram and Ramanathapram.
Best time to visit:
The park is open throughout the year , however best time to visit this reserve is from the months of October-March as the weather is more conducive to enjoying clearer views of this reserve in its full bloom.
There is no accommodation available near the reserve. However, you can find lots of options in Rameshwaram and Mandapam with tariffs starting at Rs. 1000 per night for twin sharing. You can check out some of the most popular hotels here.
Things to note:
The only way to see the marine life here is by hiring glass-bottomed boats. Ideally a minimum of 2-3 days is recommended for observing the complete reserve.
You can check out the other biosphere reserves in India here.
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