Dhanushkodi Beach

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Coordinates: 9°12′54″N 79°21′31″E / 9.215135°N 79.358524°E / 9.215135; 79.358524 Dhanushkodi Beach lies on the tip of the Rameswaram island.[1] In this beach, the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean merge which is known as Arichal Munai in Tamil.[2] Before 1964, Dhanushkodi was a busy, crowded city. The Dhanushkodi Beach attracted thousands of tourists each day.

In 1964, Dhanushkodi was hit by a cyclone and was almost destroyed by it. It is considered a ghost town, as the place became uninhabitable. Many tourists still visit Dhanushkodi Beach. The main attractions of the beach are Ram sethu view point and the Adam's Bridge, which was said to be constructed by the army of monkeys for Lord Rama according to Hindu Legend.[3]


  1. ^ Damodaran, Pradeep (1 March 2017). "What will you see if you visit the precise point where India ends and Sri Lanka begins?". scroll.in. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Dhanuskodi Beach - Ram Sethu view point". Myrameswaram.com. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Dhanushkodi Beach, The ghost town: Dhanushkodi". Myrameswaram.com. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2017.