It is a place of religious interest to Hindus and is known as the Varanasi of the South. Being an island city it is very scenic.
The Sri Lankan waters are very nearby. The fishing village and the fishing boats setting sail are a great sight. The 2km long Pamban bridge is also offers a very good view. This is among the most beautiful shades of azure that you will find in any sea.
It has so much of historical importance and religious activity going on and lot of domestic and international tourist attraction, where the people and government should take more responsibility in keeping the shore, temples and other areas clean, hygienic.
Ram Setu is a few kms away, and a must see for everyone. Rameswaram temple is amazing, and a must visit for everyone.