Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pamban Bridge at Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu) ~ Glimpse of India's first sea bridge

During my South India tour, the only destination I was not really inspired was Rameshwaram. Inspite its huge religious and historic importance (and also that it was an Island), the destination itself did not appeal to me, mainly because of the uncleanliness and upkeep. But, what did appeal to me was Pamban Bridge, a cantilever rail bridge connecting Rameshwaram to mainland India
Pamban Bridge is not only India's 1st rail bridge, but also country's second largest. It was opened for operation in 1914 and still-functioning double-leaf bascule bridge section that can be raised to let ships pass under the bridge.

One the way from Madurai to Rameshwaram, this bridge is the first structure which travelers come across. It is also an indicator that one has arrived in Rameshwaram. The Pamban bridge is a popular attraction and travelers stop enroute and take pics of the bridge (we did too). 

If you plan to visit Rameshwaram, do take your photo opportunity at Pamban Bridge.

18 comments:

Let's talk about everything said...

Oh wow!! The picture is beautiful!!
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The Gardener said...

I, along with my late mother, the wife and the two daughters, had visited Rameswaram around 1990. The trip was primarily with religious sentiments of my mother. We had traveled from Madurai to Rameswaram by train.

R Niranjan Das said...

It is a stunner and sadly am yet to see it.

mummynheels said...

That's an informative post...Picture is beautiful.
Nisha

Rupa said...

I am loving the colour of the sea at this bridge.

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Veena said...

Picture perfect...my trip to Rameshwaram by train will remain fresh forever down the memory lane...thanks for sharing !!

Shilpi Dutta said...

I did not know about this bridge.. Not to forget, great capture this was!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Amazing bridge and of great historical significance. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful view of the great bridge.

Paresh Kale said...

Good take ! TFS

Tushar said...

Yes, I had plans for Rameshwaram, Hampi, Hyderabad etc. etc because I have yet to visit South and one day I will. Thanks for sharing info.

Trotter said...

Hi Star! Hope you are having a great holiday season! Sorry for the absence, but work and concerns are keeping me away from Blogtrotter...
Wish you all the best for 2014, hopefully better than 2013!

nicoleta buru said...

Wish you a Magical Holidays, my dear <3

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sarah said...

The bridge looks like having a long history. It look beatiful in the blue sea.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Sounds interesting...would surely visit it when I do go there :)

Deguide said...

Generally accomodation is not provided for single person in Rameswaram, that is another minus point for this destination.

StyleDestino said...

it looks awesome, I never knew about this place. its beautiful and so serene

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