Dhanushkodi is a town situated at the South-Eastern tip of Pamban island of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Dhanushkodi is located on the tip of Pamban Island separated by the mainland by the Palk Strait, it also shares border with India and Sri Lanka.

Dhanushkodi town was destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram Cyclone from than the town is evacuated and remain deserted in the aftermath.

On 22nd December 1964, around 1800 people died in the cyclonic storm including 115 passenger on board the Pamban- Dhanushkodi Passenger Train.

The whole town was stranded and the Government of Madras declared Dhanushkodi as a ghost town which is unfit for living.

Dhanushkodi once used to serve as an important port for both traders and pilgrims.

In December 2004, the sea around Dhanushkodi receded about 500 meters (1,600ft) from the coastline exposing the submerging part of the town for a while followed by massive tsunami waves that struck the cost.

It is also a tourist spot, every year many people from India and tourist come to visit Dhanushkodi during the month of October to February

The tourist therefore generally steer clear of Dhanushkodi from July to September.


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