Kunthukal beach is located in a small fishing village named Kunthukal, which is nearly about 12 km from the Rameswaram main land. The crystal clear blue sea water with moderate tides makes this beach awesome. one can have the view of Pamban bridge and the nearest islands around Rameswaram from this beach.
Tourists can visit the nearby islands through the boating service provided by the forest department by getting the appropriate prior permission.
There is a memorial for swami Vivekananda was built in this beach for commemorate his return to the India on January 26,1897 after his participation in “world parliament of Religions” held in Chigaco, America. The memorial was inaugurated on January 26,2010. Before that there was a pillar in this place in the remembrance of swami Vivekananda.
There is a 6 foot statue of swami Vivekananda with Ramanathapura king Baskara Sethupathi (1889 to 1903) is kept inside this memorial (King Baskara Sethupathi is the sponsor of Vivekananda’s visit to The parliament of world religions held in Chicago) with in this memorial there is a meditation hall and a spiritual library .
There is a marine museum cum interpretation centre near the Kunthukal Vivekanada Memorial Hall (This is an ongoing project and is not completed yet).
The distance chart is given below:
|From||How far is Agni theertham|
|Rameswaram bus stand||10 km|
|Parking Area (Government)||12 KM|
|Agni theertham bus stand||12 KM|
|Railway Station||16 KM|
|Akkal madam||3 KM|
By means of government buses (No:6) ( buses available from Agni Theertham bus stand )
Timings: (from Agni Theertham bus stand)