Dhanushkodi near the land's end in Rameshwaram island reopend for pilgrims
on December 23rd after a nine month gap since the country wide lock down was
enforced. The beaches in the area reopened for tourists ironically on the 56
the anniversary of the fateful cyclonic storm that sent Dhanushkodi into ruins
way back in 1964.
On that fateful day a passenger train moving from the Rameshwaram islands
into the mainland got tossed up in the violent winds and fell into the sea
killing hundreds of passengers. It is history that Metro man Shridaran who
worked in southern railway then got the rail bridge across the sea repaired
within a year.
Dhanushkodi out of bounds for pilgrims since March, due to the Covid-19
A major tourist attraction in Ramanathapuram district, Arichalmunai and
Dhanushkodi were out of bounds for pilgrims since March, due to the Covid-19
lockdown. Starting December 23rd, tourists are allowed to visit Dhanushkodi as
well as Arichalmunai beaches.
Pinning hopes on the pilgrims inflow, Dhanushkodi fishermen who set up
shacks along the shoreline have now resumed their businesses.