Located in the southern district of Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is touted to be a famous religious pilgrimage site. I am not religious, but I am attracted to the mysticism of religion, the spiritual aspect of it. Rameswaram is precisely located on the Pamban Island ,which is also known as the Rameswaram Island and it is in the Gulf Of Mannar, at the tip of the Indian Peninsula.
This was a family trip, which gave my family the chance to travel from the otherwise mundane life.On our journey, we played some soul-stirring music and my family and I are fond of classic Hindi music. After a long and tiresome car journey, we stopped at a local food joint to have a quick meal. The atmosphere was filled with locals. As I was browsing through the local newspaper when I came across an article which featured a new story about the rising death in the state due to mosquito bitten diseases like dengu, malaria and chikungunya Then there was a special feature story on the success of a B grade Tamil film. Life is ironical, that’s what the news stories seem to suggest. On one hand, there is celebration happening in someone’s life and on the other, there are innocent people dying just because a mosquito has bitten them? How tragic is that.
I was enjoying the trip as it called for a new experience of talking about different things with my family.The next day, I reached Rameswaram.I was smitten by the positive energy of the place. It was a good relief from the tiresome car journey.
After a brief time spent in the hotel, We went ahead to discover the temples of Rameswaram.The first temple we had visited was the Ramanathaswamy Temple, famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple had a mesmerizing view. The pathway that leads to the temple has 1000 pillars. We spent the day exploring the place and getting to know the local there. After a good exploration in the temple, we went ahead to immerse myself to try the food of the place. Much to my surprise, the food was delicious and spicy. It is on occasions like this that I got to discover that my kid was becoming fond of the vibrant atmosphere of the religious place.
After the spent in the temple and good food, we thought of exploring the local market. Not that I needed anything, but I chose to buy some health related products like medicines for headache, stomach ache, mosquito repellent and some chocolates. . My family was busy checking out local shopping materials to buy for home. I was buying the insect repellent for the first time and I don’t know what made me pick it up, probably the effect of the news stories which compelled me to also read the insect repellent factor that indicated it gives upto 8 hours of protection from mosquitoes and it is suitable for adults as well as children who are above 3 years of age.
Hmm, sounds perfect. I was armed with all the necessary items I needed for a comfortable trip . I personally believe that one must take the conscious effort of shopping for health products because ultimately health is the only wealth. Anyway, I was ready to discover more of what Rameswaram had to offer us. The place was serene, spiritual and mystifying. Although there are lots of mosquitoes and it is recommended that the tourist must be armed with a repellent.
The repellent, apparently Jungle Formula did an excellent job while I was buy taking pictures all over the place and I am impressed with it’s non allergic reaction which I was not expecting.
The trip which began with a long and tiring car journey had a sweet and simple end to it..Now we are back home with a new set of memories to rejoice over… Thank you Jungle Formula for being there!…May this #FightAgainstMosquitoes never end cheers!