Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Rameswaram

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Also known as Pamban Bridge, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge was India's first sea bridge, built in the early 1900s with a double-leaf bascule section that raises to allow passage of ships. The bridge connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India and consists of both a road bridge and a railway bridge. You can walk and jog across the bridge, or you can catch a train instead for the opportunity to take fantastic photos of the bridge contrasting against the blue sea. Put Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge into our Rameswaram holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This bridge is about 45 minutes before Rameshwaram. You have to stop on it and enjoy the views towards Sri Lanka and the village on the west side.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Passing by this bridge suggested during early hours of thr morning to enjoy the traffic free road and the view from the bridge to enjoy the picturesque sea view.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The road bridge is elevated and small ships can go under, The bridge is massive and connects the Rameswaram town to Pamban. One can see the railway bridge along side this bridge  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    This Road bridge was 70% constructed by a company called Neelakandan Brothers from Tamilnadu and finally finished by Gammon India from Mumbai-opened in the year 1985 from our late Hon Pm.Rajiv gandhi-who himself drove his car,from then Govt transports from all parts of Tamilnadu started their bus services to Rameswaram simultaneously tourists from all parts of India visited frequently to this holy place rameswaram (historical Ramanathasamy temple situated)and now one cannot believe there are more than 200 lodges around this temple and temple yields 30-40 lakhs of Rupees per month from devotees as hundial offerings.
  • May 26, 2017
    Gateway to temple island. Pilgrims to Rameswaram travelling by car.bus etc travel on this bridge . It connects the main land to the Rameswaram island. One can view the sea from the bridge. Breathtaking and beautiful sight. The railway bridge can be viewed from this bridge. Usually the travellers stop here and enjoy this bridge before entering pamban or Mandapam ,the two places connected by this bridhr
  • June 24, 2017
    Awesome bridge built by india.most touristers visiting place
  • June 15, 2017
    Unique sea bridge. Quite scenic
  • February 5, 2017
    For Business Charters you can prefer Helitours India . Minimum charge is 85 k / Hour.

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Where to stay in Rameswaram

Built on a tiny island, Rameswaram offers limited accommodation options, most ranging from standard to budget--though some economy hotels still offer luxury service. Frequent visits by pilgrims have spurred a number of boutique hotels and residential-type lodgings, as well as villas. Many mid-range hotels on the eastern part of the island offer a beachfront, while shoestring travelers have a number of options across Rameswaram.
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