Rameswaram, (also spelt as Ramesvaram, Rameshwaram) is a town and a second grade municipality in the Ramanathapuram district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 40 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It is in the Gulf of Mannar, at the tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Rameswaram is the terminus of the railway line from Chennai and Madurai. Together with Varanasi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.
Rameshwaram is in the Rameshwaram Island in the State of Tamil Nadu. The Rameshwaram Temple is very famous dedicated to Lord Shiva where the Shiva is worshipped as JyothirLinga and it is one among the 12 JyothirLinga. The main Lord of the the Temple is Ramanathaswamy in form of Linga.
The place is famous for the various migratory birds that flock here and its pristine views of the ocean. Being one of the most important pilgrim spots for the Hindus, Rameswaram is a city that exemplifies the richness of Indian culture and the Hindu religion.
Rameshwaram Temple is famous for embracing one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (lingam of light) of Lord Shiva. The temple is also accredited for being the southern most 'jyotirlinga' of India. It is believed that at this place Lord Rama offered his gratitude to Lord Shiva.