Kunthukal Beach

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.

Kunthukal Beach, Vivekanandar Mandapam

Tourists can visit the nearby islands through the boating service provided by the forest department by getting the appropriate prior permission.

Vivekananda Memorial Hall

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.

Vivekandar Memorial Hall in Kunthukal

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 .

Marine museum

There is a marine museum cum interpretation centre near the Kunthukal Vivekanada Memorial Hall (This is an ongoing project and  is not completed yet).

museum cum interpretation centre near the Kunthukal

Where is Kunthukal Beach ?

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
Pamban 6 KM
Akkal madam 3 KM

How can I go to Kunthukal Beach?

By means of government buses (No:6) ( buses available from Agni Theertham bus stand )

Timings:  (from Agni Theertham bus stand)

  • 8:20 AM
  • 11:15 AM
  • 2:30 AM
  • By means of private vehicles, bikes
  • By means of Auto Rikshaws, Taxies

  What’s up for me there ?

  • It is a awesome beach with crystal clear blue sea water with moderate tides
  • Playing on the shore (Best place for Ball Games)
  • Swimming, Bathing in the sea
  • Boating (service is yet to be started)
  • View of nearby islands
  • It is one of the silent and calm place in Rameswaram
  • Vivekananda memorial
  • Marine museum

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