Ramanathapuram is one amid the oldest cities of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The people that reside here claim that the land of Ramanathapuram is as old as the legend of Lord Rama. This place was ruled by the Muslim ruler Sulthan Syed Ibrahim. Later on, the dynasties like the Chola and the Pandyan took over the authoritarian seat.
Ramanathapuram is elevated at a height of 7 feet above the sea level. It is surrounded by Sivaganga in North, Virudhanagar in West, Gulf of Mannar in South and the Palk Strait near Sri Lanka in East. Due to its closer proximity to the Bay of Bengal, it faces warm temperatures amid the year. The median mercury levels range between 25°C-37°C. During the monsoon season, the temperatures drop down due to the heavy rainfall.
The city of Ramanathapuram is dotted with abundant tourist attractions including the ancient tourist sites. The most-visited tourist sites are Naganatha Swamy Temple, Seashore Hanuman Temple, Thangachimadam- the grave of former Indian president Dr. Kalam, Rameshwaram and Sangumaan beach etc.