Dhanushkodi-The ghost city

Tripoto
25th Dec 2013

Ruins of church

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Rameshwaram-Dhanushkodi road

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

The calm sea

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

Bay of Bengal with colorful boats

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

Ruins of city

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

Life over death

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

Pamban Bridge

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

A fisher woman

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

back waters

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

sea near rameshwaram temple

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

A fisherman boat

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

ruins of the city

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

huge tree at railway station

Photo of Dhanushkodi-The ghost city by Sarthak Sagar

TRIP TO DHANUSHKODI (THE GHOST CITY)

When you don’t get a company to travel, make your backpack your partner and travel solo because “Tourists need company, Travelers don’t”. Yes, I followed this mantra and left for Rameshwaram the island town of India.

        My joy knew no bound when I was greeted by the Pamban Bridge (the bridge can be raised to let the ship pass) and the waves of the roaring Bay of Bengal. The railway station was small yet beautiful with a huge tree near the pillar saying “Rameshwaram”. I visited Lord Rameshwaram temple at 4:00 a.m. the next day. The temple is just beside the sea and its architecture is eye catching. It was a very divine and peaceful experience watching sunrise there. It was 8:00 a.m. and I was heading towards “Dhanushkodi (the ghost city)” in an auto. The road has back waters on two sides and I stopped many times (though auto driver charged more) just to watch the view. About 5 km Before Dhanushkodi the auto driver said he can’t go beyond that because of sand (yes, you need to drive the vehicle over sand). The sea there was so clean and untouched, with colorful fishing boats floating. I stayed there for an hour and took a Commander to go to Dhanushkodi (even commander got stuck two times in sand). It has ruins of church, railway station, temple etc.

       The city was like an old warrior with scars of past each having a glorious story to share.

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About 5 kms travelling over sand and water and another long walk and you get to see the most awesome view of Dhanushkodi rama sethu point, or at least whatever is left of it after the cyclonic disaster in 1964.
Sat 09 26 15, 04:08 · Reply (1) · Report
yeah myra, even the ruins are so beautiful..
Wed 10 19 16, 16:57 · Report
Very clean beach. It's a nice place to visit if you stay around Rameshwaram. The water is crystal clear with a lovely sandy beach.
Sat 09 26 15, 03:13 · Reply (1) · Report
yup, the colourful fishing boats add beauty to it
Wed 10 19 16, 16:57 · Report
I visited Rameshwaram in October of last year. Quiet and lonely place but beautiful nevertheless. I couldn't believe we were so close to Sri Lanka but of course we cannot go there.
Fri 09 25 15, 18:52 · Reply (1) · Report
haha, beware of sri lankan navy..The day i visited i took a ferry ride, then suddenly we saw so many fishing boats returning back, they told that Sri Lankan navy have warned them that they will start firing. Their was some issue at that time. We were forced to go back :(
Wed 10 19 16, 17:01 · Report
Rameshwaram is a good mix of nature and worship. The beach is very clean and a nice place to relax and melt away your worries for the moment.
Fri 09 25 15, 14:26 · Reply (1) · Report
yup :)
Wed 10 19 16, 17:01 · Report
Dhanushkodi beach is so clean and serene compared to Marina beach. It's amazing how the people over here value cleanliness. Of course being a much deserted village it has the advantage of being unpopulated.
Fri 09 25 15, 12:50 · Reply (1) · Report
Pari you can't even compare Marina and dhanushkodi. It's like comparing laddakh and Shimla :p
Wed 10 19 16, 17:03 · Report
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