Call it the 'Ghost Town' or the 'Lost Land', but either way, Dhanushkodi has this unorthodox charm about it. Dhanushkodi, that translates into 'end of the bow', is situated in the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of Tamil Nadu. It's also only 29 kms west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. According to multiple sources, the Dhanushkodi railway line from Pamban station got destroyed in 1964 when a cyclone hit a passenger train, tragically drowning over a 100 passengers with it. Being the only land border between India and Sri Lanka, which is also one of the smallest in the world - just 45 mts in length - Dhanushkodi used to flourish as a tourist and pilgrimage town after a disaster. It was also in this island in January 1897 that Swami Vivekananda set foot on Indian soil again, after his visit to the west to attend the World's Parliament of Religions held in the United States. Left in ruins, but beautiful nonetheless.