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About 173 Km from Madurai is one of the most sacred towns of India. Rameshwaram, is known for the longest temple corridor. There are 24 bathing ghats within the corridors. It is said that bathing in these Kunds [bathing ghats] one attains salvation. But beware of the slippery stones around the Kunds.
Rameshwaram is connected to the mainland by a road bridge and railway bridge. It takes about 4 hours to reach Rameshwaram from Madurai. The ride on a train over the bridge over churning seas below is an exhilerating experience. It takes about 5 mins for a train to cross the bridge.
Areas around Rameshwaram are not really developed. When I visited the place in 1995,there was acute water shortage in the area, forcing the people to salvage water from the toilets of the tra + more about Rameswaram