Dhanushkodi: History And Travel Guide To The Abandoned Town!

Written By

Gopika VC

Due to its geography and climate, Dhanushkodi is one of the most fascinating sites for tourists and adventurers.

Dhanushkodi's location on Pamban island's tip, isolated by Palk Strait, is unique. This place's only land border is between Sri Lanka and India, one of the world's smallest at 45 m.

You may celebrate some of nature's most breathtaking views here. If you're visiting Dhanushkodi, don't miss the Pamban bridge.

It is southeast of Pamban and roughly 24 km (15 mi) west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The 1964 Rameswaram cyclone left the town desolate.


Almost 50 years ago, this place was a busy town on the coast of South India. It had everything you could need, like a train station, police station, etc.

Everything was running smoothly until one day, when a huge storm hit the whole area. December 21, 1964, was the date.

The tides had reached as high as 20 feet and destroyed everything. After this terrible thing happened, the government said this place was dirty.

Presently, only a few people reside here. It's still a popular destination for history and mythology buffs and travellers.

From this beach in Rameswaram, you can see how big the Indian Ocean is and how far it goes out.

Dhanushkodi Beach

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