Road Trip: Here’s How You Can Reach Rameswaram From Chennai by Road

Rameswaram is the closest point to reach Sri Lanka and is home to one of the 12 jyotirlingas.

Updated: March 9, 2020 9:08 PM IST

By Bhagyashri Pawar

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Rameswaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu is a major Hindu pilgrimage site. It is home to one of the 12 jyotirlingas. Rameswaram is the closest point to reach Sri Lanka. It’s not only famous for its temples but also the beaches located nearby, which offer the highest level of serenity. While it’s more than 500 km from Chennai, the trip is totally worth it, we must tell you. If you are planning to take a road trip from Chennai to Rameswaram, here’s how you can reach it.

By Car

The distance between Chennai and Rameswaram is 559.3km. This distance can be covered in 9 to 10 hours, depending on the route that you choose. There are three routes that one can choose from. The shortest route is via Grand Southern Trunk Road/NH 45 and NH210. The longest route, which is quite beautiful we must add, involves traveling via East Coast Road.

By Bus

Rameswaram is well-connected by buses to Chennai. State-run, as well as private buses, are available on this route.

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Published Date: June 26, 2015 4:27 PM IST

Updated Date: March 9, 2020 9:08 PM IST