Dhanushkodi is the southernmost tip of India on Rameshwaram island and shared the only land border with Sri Lanka which is just 45 metres and the smallest in the world. What was once a thriving town with schools, churches and offices is now abandoned after the 1964 cyclone which hit the area. The entire town lies in ruins and while the back story isn’t the happiest, it makes quite the sight. Since the cyclone, Tamil Nadu state government declared it unfit for living and nobody is allowed to visit past evening hours.
Dhanushkodi is now accessible on foot and by road, often visited on four-wheelers but the local autos or tempos from Rameshwaram should be able to get you to Ram Setu (also called Adam’s Bridge). The mesmerising view of a narrow strip of land at the meeting point of Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, to the sounds of howling wind and rolling waves, is unlike any other experience you’ll have. You can even soak your feet in the pristine waters at Erosion Point
We suggest you take the stunning train ride through Pamban Bridge from mainland Tamil Nadu to Rameshwaram on the Rameshwaram-Chennai Express, which will add to the experience. While you are in the proximity, you check out the things to do in Rameshwaram.