November 28, 2015

Pamban Bridge

Site Name: Pamban Bridge
Site Type: Historical Cantilever Bridge
Location:  Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The first sea bridge in India
Nearest Railway Station: Rameswaram
Nearest Airport: Madurai
How to reach: Well connected by road and rail
Hotel: Mostly mid-range options in Rameswaram; for better options, go to Madurai
Restaurants: All sorts of options are there in Rameswaram

Rameswaram is a popular town located in South India. It is famous mainly due to the temple of Rameshwar (Lord Shiva). People from all over India visit Kasi as well as Rameswaram as part of their pilgrimage. Rameswarar town is located in an island. The island is called as Pamban island.

The Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge, which connects Pamban island to the mainland India. It was opened on 24th February 1914 CE. This is the first sea bridge of India. Till the Bandra-Worli Sea link was opened in 2010 CE, it remained as the longest sea bridge in India. The bridge is around 2016 meters long

This cantilever bridge has a bascule section that can be opened to allow the ships to pass through. The entire bridge mainly the bascule section is a major tourist attraction in Rameswaram. 

Happy travelling.

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