"TTDC, Rameswaram" TTDC Tamil Nadu Hotel Tip by samiransen23

TTDC Tamil Nadu Hotel, Rameswaram: 234 reviews and 4 photos

This trip is pretty good for someone who is not in the mood of taking a busy tour, or seeing too much of something. If you're a pilgrim, this is the best place to visit, no doubt about it; but as a tourist, i would say, don't go by the advertisements and pamflets about Rameswaram....they are rubbish. Sita Kund, Ram Kund, Laxman kund, and so many Teerthams actually have nothing in them. Only if you're a staunch follower of Hinduism and believe every bit of Ramayana and things like that will you like (or rather, love) visiting these places.
If you're planning to opt for a cheap but nice hotel, go for TTDC. As always, it has the best location i.e. next to the beautiful blue sea as well as the main temple(which is worth visiting for its 1000 pillared hall, the longest in Asia).
For non-veg food-lovers:::::::Nevvvver go to Rameswaram, there is no proper restaurants there and the only food you get is dosa, idli, rasam, sambhar, vada and uttapam!! If you want to have good non-veg food, you better have it in your dreams, beacause, in reality, there are only 2 non-veg restaurants----Hotel Prakash and something else in the main city----there too the only chicken you get is curry, chilli and 65. Only mutton----curry.Only fish----fried.

The rooms of TTDC are "just good" but nothing too great. (Rs.700{Non-ac};Rs.1000({Ac}). Clostrophobians, do not stay there....you are requested not to open the only 2 windows in you room because of the mosquitoes that would haunt your room whenever they get the opportunity to do so. However, we had left them open, and not many of them bothered us much.TTDC has a fixed lunch menu(Buffet--Rs.65) but you can order Gobi 65 additionally.
For dinner you may have finger chips(Mind u, do not ask for fried potatoes...they will get you something horrible).

Unique Qualities: None. May be the glass-bottom boat was a good one (Rs. 400)
The thousand pillared hall with 1000 carved pillars, was something out of the ordinary.
Um....nothing else...actually, outstanding things are not required to attract pilgrims; they would flock to places as long as they are religiously significant, which Rameswaram is.

Address: 4, East Car Street, Rameswaram, India
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: It is right passed the main temple....all auto-drivers at the station knows TTDC.
Phone: 91-4573-21277
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://tamilnadutourism.org/Hotels/TTDCHotels/ttdc-rameswaram.html

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  • Written Mar 13, 2011
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