Rameshwaram to nagapattinam (265km) :
We reached dhanushkodi which is just 23km from rameshwaram. The sea bridge built across the sea towards srilanka by Lord Rama is believed to start from here. This point is the the South most tip of the Rameswaram Island. (This point is said as Arichal munai in Tamil).The Ram Sethu or Adam’s Bridge, a chain of limestone shoals 48 km long that once linked Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with Mannar in Sri Lanka’s northwest. The Ram-sethu structure is destructed and its connection gets cut by lots of natural calamities such as hurricane and tsunami.
Recent NASA satellite images show clear pictures of the broken bridge that Hindus believe was built by Engineer Nala with the help of vanaras (army of monkeys) for rescuing of sita from the demon king Ravana.
Ram sethu point can be reached by walking across the sand or by hiring jeeps or maxicabs. We drove to nagapattinam next. The roads were almost untraceable as there were heavy downpour. Therefore Our journey was made short and we rested at nagapattinam for the night.
Tip: make sure you brush up your tamil as the taxidrivers charge more or cheat tourists at dhanushkodi. Be ready to bargain and argue!