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A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

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A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

The first sea bridge, opened in 1914, at 2 km (1.4 mi) long is also the second longest one of the kind in the country. It connects Rameswaram – a town on Pamban Island – with the mainland. Along the bridge a railway is built as well, providing a truly scenic ride along the Gulf of Mannar.

This year on 24 February the bridge marked its 100th anniversary. Considering the challenging and corrosive surroundings, it is considered to be an architectural wonder of India. Tourists use the railway to get to Rameswaram, which is an object of pilgrimages and features the wonderful Hindu temple Ramanathaswamy.

Why to go there?: Have a scenic ride and visit Pamban Island, town of Rameswaram, that is the most popular tourist destination here.
When to go there?: All year round.
How to get there?: Get to Rameswaram from various cities of Tamil Nadu.

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India
Photo: PRABHU SHANKAR

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India
Photo: Bhaswaran Bhattacharya

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India
Photo: Chetan Krishna

A Scenic Ride Over the Century Old Pamban Bridge in India

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