At a distance of 18 km from Rameshwaram, Dhanushkodi, situated at the eastern end of the island is named after Rama's bow. It is one of the major Rameshwaram tourist places to visit among prime place to visit on a South India tour.
The boulders around the sea between Srilanka and this place known as Adam's bridge, are believed to be used by Hanuman to reach across Srilanka. Dhanushkodi was completely destroyed by the cyclones of 1964. Kodandaramaswamy temple is the only salvage of the cyclone. Idols of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Vibhishana (brother of Ravana) can be found here.
The Government declared the town as Ghost town and unfit for living after the storm. Four wheelers or fish carts are the only mode to reach this plae. It is advisable to go during day time to the village and return to Rameshwaram before Sun set as the entire 15 km stretch is said to be dangerous.