Rameswarm (Tamil Nadu)
The Varanasi of the South, is an island in the Gulf of Mannar which is connected to the mainland by rail and road. A bath in the sea at Dhanushkodi is considered holy.Ramanathaswami Temple has the longest corridor and a 53.6 meter high gopuram. Other attractions are the Kothanda Ramaswami Temple at Dhanushkodi, Gandhamadana Parvatham, Kurusudai island, Adam's Bridge, coral reefs beaches, etc. Airport: Madurai (165 km).