Known as the Varanasi of the South for its cultural and spiritual significance, Rameswaram is a town located on Pamban Island in the Gulf of Mannar in the eastern state of Tamil Nadu
In Ramayan, it is mentioned that Ram's army constructed a bridge over the sea between Rameshwaram and Lanka. After crossing this bridge, Ram's army defeated the demon king Ravana.
Through the gaps of tall casuarina trees lining the coast of the Indian Ocean near Dhanushkodi, one can witness local women dig deep into the white sand with improvised metal plate shovels in their quest to find drinking water.
Dhanushkodi is no longer a ghost town, abandoned after the sea destroyed everything in its path.
There are four-star, three-star hotels, and smaller lodges available in the town.
Aashiq Abu couldn't have chosen a better place than Dhanushkodi to make the viewers relate to the love and pain of characters played by Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi.
No tour to Rameswaram is complete without speaking about Lord Rama and the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Lying just 18 kilometres away from Rameshwaram, perhaps Dhanushkodi symbolises sacrifice.
An adventure trip to the eerie ghost town of Dhanushkodi.