Rameswaram together with Kashi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimages. Its one religious you should to visit.
To hail to Rameswaram, you can take your own vehicle or book for one, take bus, or train. Rameswaram being an island is not directly connected by flight and train. If you have your vehicle, all you need is a navigation system and a guide when you reach Rameswaram. If you dont have one and still want the trip to be comfortable enough, book a car according to your preferences. It would cost you from 10rs/km to 20-25rs/km depending upon the car you opt for. Rameswaram is approximately 550km from bangalore. Calculate the cost keeping in cosideration extra charges for about 1.5k to 3k.
There are tour buses from Bangalore to Rameswaram, costing you about 2.5k to 5k. For my trip i had one possible option to book my trip with Greenline buses for 3k, which includes two way travel expense and food and stay arrangement.
Another option availble is going by train. MAILADUTURAI express, NAGARCOIL EXP, TUTICORIN EXP and RAMESWARAM EXP are the trains you would board to reach there. There is no direct train. So you would have to board two trains to reach there. Plan your journey accordingly.
On the way to just few kilometers before Rameshwaram, you would pass “Pambam Bridge”. It was India’s first sea bridge. It is the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra-Worli Sea Link) at a length of about 2.3 km.
After reaching Rameshwaram, you can go to Ramanatha Swami Temple. It is surrounded by a lot of hotels of various kinds. Depending on your preference you can opt for a AC/Non-AC hotel and depending on the availability get a guide to get you on the tour of the city.
Now the places you can visit are:
1. Ramanatha Swami Temple
2. Naga Idols at Ram Temple
3. Lakshman Theertham
4. Sita Kund
5. Floating stones (Hanuman Temple)
6. Sugreevar theertham
7. Kalam House