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Pamban Bridge

Pamban Bridge

8.21km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Pamban bridge is a railway bridge that connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India's first sea bridge and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra Worli sea link.

Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi

20.18km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town in the southeastern tip of Pamban Island. The town was destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone.

Devipattinam

Devipattinam

46.2km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Devipattinam is an ancient coastal village and a port located in the Ramanathapuram district.

Delft Island

Delft Island

51.84km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Delft island is also known as Neduntheevu among locals. It's in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. The island has a 1,000-year-old temple on its west coast and remains of a Dutch fort.

Nainativu

Nainativu

64.82km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Nainativu is a small island revered by Buddhists and Hindus for centuries, the island houses the Hindu shrine of Nagapooshani Amman Temple and the Buddhist shrine Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya.

Mannar Island

Mannar Island

65.3km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Mannar Island located in the Northern province in Sri Lanka, the island is best known for the sunny weather, palm trees, and the and large areas of white sands. It is recommended to visit the island between July and September.

Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya

Nagadeepa Raja Maha Viharaya

65.98km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Nagadipa Purana Vihara is a Buddhist temple and it is one of the 16 holiest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka. Nagadipa Purana Vihara is known as the place where Buddha visited to resolve the dispute between two kings of Naga.

Hammenhiel Fort

Hammenhiel Fort

78.92km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Hammenhiel fort was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. The fort served both as a prison and an armory storage. Now the fort is turned into a hotel, so the visitors can explore history through its wall. The guests can experience the prison life and even sleep on an actual cell.

Casuarina Beach

Casuarina Beach

85.88km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Casuarina Beach is about 20 km from Jaffna. The beach is known for its crystal clear water and white sand. The beach is named after the Casoorina Trees which dominates the beach. The beach has limited options for water sports but it is a fabulous place for walking and swimming.

Jaffna library

Jaffna library

91.32km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

A public library located in the city of Jaffna, it is considered as one of the most important and historical places in Jaffna. In 2001 the library was restored after it was burned in 1981. At that time it was the largest library in Asia containing over 97,000 books. The building's classical lines and beautiful proportions make it stand out architecturally.

Jaffna Market

Jaffna Market

91.39km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Jaffna Market is located in the heart of Jaffna city. The market features exclusive souvenirs that are hard to find outside the market. The market is also famous for the vendors and shops that sells fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also find apparel, gold, food, and utensils here.

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil

93.66km from APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Nallur Kovil is a Hindu temple in Nallur, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The temple was built in 1735, and it’s considered as one of the most important Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, the presiding deity is Lord Murugan.

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APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram

Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu 623529, India

This is a memorial for the former president of India DR APJ Abdul Kalam. This is the hometown of Kalam and place where he was buried.