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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  • It was nice traversing this bridge; only problem was the parking of cars and buses on the bridge itself by tourist to view the sea and enjoy standing on it, with the wind pushing you ! This does creat...  more »
  • Despite the no parking signs all, including buses, seem to stop to admire the views. Fish markets down below, fleets of fishing smacks, birds, butterfly's, beach all add to the kaleidoscope in the shi...  more »
  • We saw rows of cars parked right under no-parking sign. They had stopped to take pictures ( mostly selfies). So we stopped also to take in the amazing view. Especially intriguing is the train track ru...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Awesome bridge built by india.most touristers visiting place
  • Unique sea bridge. Quite scenic
  • For Business Charters you can prefer Helitours India . Minimum charge is 85 k / Hour.

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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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