Ramanathapuram District

Ramanathapuram District was formed by clubbing portions from Madurai and Tirunelveli districts. It is an administrative district of Tamil Nadu. The district headquarters is located at the town of Ramanathapuram.

The district is bounded by Sivagangai District on the north, Pudukottai District on the northeast, Virudhunagar District in the northwest, Gulf Of Mannar on the south, Palk Strait on the east and Thoothukudi District on the west.

Ramanathapuram is also referred to as Mugavai meaning ‘face’ in Tamil, the reason being that River Vaigai ends its journey in the district in Palk Strait. The district is the top producer of chili pepper in Tamil Nadu.

Tourist Attractions in Ramanathapuram District

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram
  • Agni Theertham, Rameswaram
  • Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram
  • Dhanushkode, Rameswaram
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, Rameswaram
  • Devipattinam, Navashabashanam
  • Thiruppullani, about 10 kilometres from Ramanathapuram
  • Thiru Uthirakosamangai, 18 kilometres from Ramanathapuram
  • Erwadi Dargah
  • Vivekananda Memorial, Kundhukal
  • Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary

How to reach Ramanathapuram

Road – The district is well connected to major cities in the state by road. Ramanathapuram city is connected by National Highway NH 49 (Madurai-Rameswaram). East Coast Road connects Ramanathapuram city with Chennai, Pondicherry, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.

Rail – Ramanathapuram has its own railway station that connects it to other major cities.

Air – Madurai International Airport (125 kilometres away) is the nearest airport.