Kodandarama Swamy temple is the only salvage of the cyclone. There is no network not even BSNL. The approach road of 2-3 kms has a spectacular view and you stand on the edge of Indian coast and have a 270 Deg view of sea around you. Dhanushkodi Beach Point: Historical and mythical site - See 1,525 traveler reviews, 1,666 candid photos, and great deals for Rameswaram, India, at Tripadvisor ... the 1964 Cyclone which killed thousands of people and left this ... We started our journey from Rameshwaram towards Dhanushkodi at five in the morning. Antony Raj) It was heartrending to see only thatched huts and no buildings with standing walls. The only way is via Rameshwaram since there’s no place to stay in Dhanushkodi. It was low tide so we could walk farther in the beach. The 1964 Rameswaram cyclone (also known as the Dhanushkodi cyclone) was regarded as one of the most powerful storms to ever strike India on record. The place is about 29 km West of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. It was completely washed away by a cyclone in 1964. At a distance of 18 km from Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi, situated at the eastern end of the island is named after Rama's bow. The total damage to property was estimated at $150 million. It was only a few yards before Dhanushkodi railway station when it was hit by a massive tidal wave. It was abandoned during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone. They were ultimately caught up in the storm surge but survived by clinging to the Pamban Bridge for 12 hours. Latest dhanushkodi-cyclone-1964 Photos: Find all dhanushkodi-cyclone-1964 latest images & photos & popular dhanushkodi-cyclone-1964 pics and all archive of Photo Gallery published on dhanushkodi-cyclone-1964 by Samayam Tamil Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. [8] The government regarded it as, "the greatest tragedy to ever hit Ceylon. Around 1800 people died in the cyclonic storm. Before the 1964 cyclone, Dhanushkodi was a flourishing tourist and pilgrimage town. #dhanushkodi #railway #station Dhanushkodi is isolated town in Tamilnadu situated around 20km from Rameshwaram. The name alludes to an anecdote in the Ramayana, where Lord Rama broke the bridge constructed by his army of monkeys between the mainland and the island of Lanka with a stroke of his bow. These ferries used to transport both goods and travellers across the sea, from one country to the other. Dhanushkodi, Tamilandu. They got destroyed in the cyclone, but their remnants survive and are simply fascinating. It shares the only land border between India and Sri Lanka. The boulders around the sea between Srilanka and this place known as Adam's bridge, are believed to be used by Hanuman to reach across Srilanka. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Ferry services were available between Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar, a town in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon). During that, it also hit a passenger train with more than 100 passengers. Dhanushkodi is a small, sparsely populated beach town on the coast of Tamil Nadu. On that night 1964 (22 December) at 23.55 hours while entering Dhanushkodi railway station, the train No.653, Pamban-Dhanushkodi Passenger, a daily regular service which left Pamban with 110 passengers and 5 railway staff, was only few hundred yards before Dhanushkodi Railway station when it was hit by a massive tidal wave (may be sunami). On the way to Dhanushkodi, there are so many beautiful beaches. Also find out attractions, sightseeing, weather, maps, nightlife, festivals & photos at Travel.India.com Good for visit by families.Fairly clean, An absolute visit place , had the luck of a coast guard Hover Craft visit! It is 18 KMs way from Rameswaram can be reached by road. Dhanushkodi Beach still is visited by tourists in large number. Dhanushkodi is a long beach with soft sand, walk as much you want. Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island. Barely 20 km from the town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi gets its name from Dhanush (bow) and Kodi (end). Remaining nearly stationary,[2] a tropical wave soon interacted with the low and allowed the system to consolidate into a depression two days later. It destroyed everything, and what remains now is a sandy shoreline with ruins dating back to those days.Ram Setu:Apart from the coastal charm and the mysteries attached to the place, there's one more thing that makes Dhanushkodi a really unique place to visit. According to an officer on Pamban Island, located between Ceylon and Southern India, the storm's eye was no more than 16 km (10 mi) wide. [3] This ranked the system as a modern-day super cyclonic storm. And if you are in Rameshwaram, I think a visit here would be good for you too. Dhanushkodi Beach Point: Got shrilled! [2] Based on satellite imagery, it was estimated that the storm had peak winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), with gusts as high as 280 km/h (175 mph). Though there are shops but they sell it over price. [10] An unofficial estimate stated that the death toll would likely exceed 2,000. Dhanushkodi Town was a busy city, before the 1964 storm. And it dates back to none other than our mythological history, Ramayana.The town of Dhanushkodi is believed to be the place where Lord Rama had ordered Lord Hanumana to build a bridge which could carry his army across to Sri Lanka, where Demon King Ravana had kept Sita captive. Thanks for the post.My dad too worked in Dhanushkodi in 1958-60 in Central Excise & Customs.I was 3 yrs old and I vaguely remember the sound of the seas-we lived close to the water. Swamy... we started our journey from Rameshwaram early morning 7:00 am.... 28.88 inHg ) in Mannar on the way to Dhanushkodi, there are so many beaches. 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