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. Make Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge part of your personalized Rameswaram itinerary using our Rameswaram trip planner .
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  • Astonishing bridge over the sea. Parking the vehicle on the bridge and stepping down is offence but people use to stand there and the Wind over the bridge is very strong, it's awesome to stand there. ...  more »
  • It was a long pending dream for me to drive through this bridge. This is the only approach to Rameshwaram from the mainland. This is sea bridge parallel to the Pamban (Train) bridge and probably the l...  more »
  • Its a parallel to pamban bridge on a road. Its connct rameshwarm through road. Its a only road bridge to reach rameshwarm. May be its a longest. Can spare half an hours during either going or returnin...  more »
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  • The best place to be to catch a cool breeze and to have a scenic view of the Rameshwaram ocean. The train bridge over the ocean is one of the precious views not to be missed as you can see the kites flying overhead. Evening around 4:30 P:M to 5:30 P:M is the best time to experience this place but anyway, the place is always cooler because of the breeze. Vehicles aren't allowed to be parked on the bridge, however most drivers do park vehicles to catch the breeze at the risk of getting scolded by the Police personnels.
  • As India's first sea bridge, it has also become a tourist attraction by itself as people watch in awe when the two leaves of the bridge open up to let ships to pass through. Nice view place and best place to take photos. You can click a best photo of nature. Even you can take a short film in this area regarding the sea life and some other things. Awesome blue water view. Mind-blowing feelings. Want to be visited one time in your life time.
  • Really its Lovely place. Very nice place. This pamban Bridge is world's third largest scary railway bridge. very nice to see the Place in good weather.
  • Second largest sea bridge. As scary as beautiful two km stretch with splendid view. Abandon the car and walk the distance. Apply sun screen and cover your self. It's worth it. Too breezy careful children
  • This is one of the iconic places in India and one of the longest railway bridges in the world, if you are traveling by car, there are many people who stops on the bridge to take photos, but I suggest you to park the car after the bridge, there is enough space by the shoulders, if you are lucky you can see the train passing through the bridge its an awe inspiring sight to behold, and there is an open section of the bridge for the passage of big boats through the bridge as well, I wasn't lucky enough to see that, may be you will be.

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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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