Adam's Bridge, Mannar

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Adam's Bridge, also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu, is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.

The bridge is 48 km (30 mi) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (south-west) from the Palk Strait (northeast). Some of the regions are dry, and the sea in the area rarely exceeds 1 metre (3 ft) in depth, thus hindering navigation. It was reportedly passable on foot until the 15th century when storms deepened the channel. Rameshwaram temple records say that Adam's Bridge was entirely above sea level until it broke in a cyclone in 1480.
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  • This is a chain of sand islands between India and sri lanka just 32 km apart from each other. You can walk on the Sri Lankan island number 1. This spot is even famous for kyte surfing.  more »
  • Must visit Jaffna, It has good places and good food to eat. Many historical temples and building are there. Also good hotels available.  more »
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