Dhanushkodi is the southern tip of the Rameshwaram. It is the closest point on the Indian coast to Srilanka. It suffered major damage in a devastating cyclone in 1964, which washed away the rail bridge connection of the town to the mainland. The remains of the town can still be seen now. People in large numbers come here for seeing the ruined city.

Another important attraction is the mysterious Adam's Bridge, otherwise known as the Ram Sethu. This is a bridge made entirely of limestone that barely connects the Indian mainland with the Sri Lankan mainland. This bridge has high religious significance, as followers of the Hindu faith believe that Lord Rama built the bridge in his quest to reach the land of Lanka, where Ravana is said to have reigned.

The nearest town is Rameshwaram, 18 kms away. Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town and permit visitors only during day. So you have to stay at Rameshwaram.