Motive for the visit : “Dhanushkoti, where Ram is said to have anointed Vibhishan the king of Lanka. Dhanushkoti was a Railway station in the eastern stretch of the island before 1964, when a massive cyclone not only devoured the town, but also uprooted the railway line. Old British documents are quoted to claim that there were visions to lay a railway line from Dhanushkoti to Srilanka. The remnants of the meter gauge railway line along the road to Dhanushkoti can be seen. At Dhanushkoti, lies a new temple built by some Calcuttan businessman, after the 1964 catastrophe, in which the original KodandRamar temple was inhumed, remnants of which are still visible overground. The Temple houses Ram, Sita, Lakhsman and Hanuman alongwith Vibhishan” (Source) “Ram, local people swear, ground his dhanush (bow) in the sands after returning victorious from Lanka. And so the name Dhanushkoti.” (Source)
The Royal Park Hotel organized a jeep for us, from Rameswaram, for Rs 1000/-. Later we located the tourist office in the bus stand. They told us we could have taken a bus to Dhanushkoti entrance and a fisherman’s jeep from there to Dhanushkoti tip for Rs 60.
It was too beautiful to take pictures. But I took a couple anyway and captured the rest in my mind’s eye.
For more pictures please see : http://satyaphoto.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/dhanushkodi-dhanushkoti-a-perfect-beach/
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