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Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram

Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge in Rameswaram. This bridge connects the Pamban Islands to the main town of Rameswaram. It is a major site of attraction because it is India's first bridge that was constructed over a water body. Its total length is 6,776 feet and stands 41 feet above the sea level. It is entirely operational and trains pass through this bridge.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Pamban Bridge is known as India's first railway bridge that stands on a massive water body. Its construction began in the year 1911 and was completed in the year 1914
2) This 2 km long bridge is equipped with a double-leaf bascule lift that can be raised for allowing the ships to pass
3) In the year 2014, Pamban Bridge completed 100 years!
4) Not only this bridge but there's a road constructed parallel to it. It is another engineering marvel that is known by the name of Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Pamban Bridge is a renowned attraction in Rameswaram and is visited by the tourists on a huge scale. The entire structure and engineering of this bridge catch the sight of the onlookers immediately. It welcomes numerous tourists throughout the year, excluding monsoons. During monsoons, there's a higher chance of tides and the authorities do not allow for enjoying the boat rides.

 

Reaching There:-
Being a prominent attraction, Pamban Bridge has a wider connectivity of the roadways. The local buses and jeeps are frequently available for reaching this enchanting place conveniently.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Ramanathapuram Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Madurai Airport

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