Do you have a craving for a beach?
Are you a beach freak, and love to ride bikes?
Here's my experiences of bike road trip to some of the most adorable beach locations in India, which i recommend highly -
I was cruising along the Pamban - Rameshwaram road and towards Ram Sethu point, leaving the busy hustling town of Rameshwaram behind, which sported a religious outfit from head to toe. Temples everywhere in all its grandeur and architectural brilliance, standing like some kind of phenomena. And with people leading the religious processions in almost every corner of the road, chanting names of lord Ram on loudspeakers, and carrying that spiritually hypnotized look on their face,
I got a deep realization, that this heavy duty scene is what India (the country) could be all about.
A country of culture and traditions! Moralities and duties!
I was going deep in thoughts of India’s history and traditions, neck deep into this sense of pride that “I am an Indian”
I heard the crackling sound of car horns from behind and saw the cows in front bringing me back to reality. Huh! Quickly focussing back on the road on which I was moving fast on my bike Royal Enfield Classic 500, I got out of Rameshwaram in exactly…. 40 mins, and entered the scenic surroundings of Dhanushkodi.
Dhanushkodi is an extremely fascinating place. A tiny village placed on the shores of Indian Ocean in Tamil Nadu, contains old ruins and houses placed on the beach area and overlooks a straight road coming from Rameshwaram and going towards Ram Sethu point. The road is surrounded by swamps, giving a fresh rich look on the banks of the mighty Indian Ocean and which continues to stick with the road until you reach Dhanushkodi. From Dhanushkodi to the last point Ram Sethu, the road is all sluggish filled with wet sand. In other words, after Dhanushkodi there’s practically no road that exists! Once you reach the last point, the only thing you see is ocean water and its vastness, accompanied by strong pushing of wind from all directions. It’s simply heavenly!
As I moved around the place, I saw a small market area as well. Ah! A marketplace in the ruins of Dhanushkodi? Can you believe it? Pretty unconventional thing to see.
The charming market is equipped with handicrafts, embroidery items, locally made bags, shoes and decoratives made of sea shells. There’s outlets for lime water, and raw mangoes which is required for the heat that fills the area.