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India | Friday, 5 July 2013 | 5 photos

Dhanushkodi - a Ghost Town.
A deserted town at the South Eastern tip of India was hit by a massive cyclone back in 1964 which washed away the railway station along and a passenger train killing all 115 people on board. Soon after the disaster the then Government of Madras declared this town as a Ghost Town unfit for living. Until 1964 this town was a major entry point in to India but is now occupied by hutments of few fisherfolk who seem to live in isolation and with no connection other than jeeps to the mainland and their main means of survival seems to depend on the fish they catch from the sea.

A visit to Dhanushkodi takes your breath away and is a visual treat with incredibly beautiful views of the clear blue sea, but at the same time envelopes you with sadness with its ruins and the dilapidated remains of what was once a flourishing town

In spite of the myths & mysteries that surround this town, the tranquility and peace of this place is unmatchable.

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