Rameshwaram is an island situated on the tip of the Indian peninsula.
The city is also an important south India pilgrimage center of the Indians. It is the place from where Lord Rama had built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita.This is the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage city. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus. The presiding deity is the Linga Of Sri Ranganatha, which happens to be one of the
twelve Jyotirlingas of India. Rameshwaram is popularly referred as the \'Benaras
of the south\'. In order to attain Moksha it is believed that a visit to
Rameshwaram is mandatory. In fact the entire area of Rameshwaram is associated
with various incidents from the Ramayana. The city of Rameshwaram happens to be
one of the most visited pilgrim sites in India.
The city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Madurai is an important industrial and educational hub in South Tamil Nadu. The city is home to various automobile, rubber, chemical and granite manufacturing industries