Mannar Island, Mannar

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Mannar Island formerly called Manar Island, is part of Mannar District, Sri Lanka. It is linked to the main island of Sri Lanka by a causeway. It has an area of about 50 square kilometres, mainly covered with vegetation and sand. Ram setu, is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.Between 1914 and 1964, there was a train and ferry link from mainland India via Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar to Colombo, but this was not resumed after the disastrous damages caused by a cyclone in 1964. The Palk Strait bridge was proposed in June 2015, to link mainland India to Mannar.The island is dry and barren; fishing is economically important.Talaimannar is a small fisherman village located at west side of Mannar Island and is the most windy place in the whole Sri Lanka, recently the government propose a wind farm but in contrast with the local community as the area is a Bird sanctuary. Talaimannar is also a famous kitesurf and kiteboard destination this last can be a real business develop solution for the local communityIts main settlements are Mannar and Erukkulampiddi on its eastern coast and Pesalai on its northern coast, all connected by the A14 road which leads across the bridge to mainland Sri Lanka
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  • History of Sri Lanka and India where the Ramasetu bridge is. there are lot of islets supposed to have been remanants of a bridge built by Rama king of India when he came to rescue his wife Seeta. Good...  more »
  • We stayed in mannar for 2 days but we found that there was not a lot to see. One day is enough to visit the whole island.  more »
  • Mannar is a small forgotten town full of charm, 32 km from the Indian continent. Connected to the capital by a railway on which 2 trains per day. Mannar was an important trading port in Asia for the Romans, the Arabs, the Chinese, the Indians. In 543 BC she saw disembark the Prince Vijaya first King of Ceylon and invader. Known for its fine pearls which was the specialties, she has been the subject of many lusts and traffic. At colonial, it was occupied by the Portuguese who built the fort to control the navigation (1560), who, embarrassed by the sandbanks of the Adam's bridge, were along the coast. The Dutch took the baton in order to defend their colonial interests, to make room for the English who were suspicious of the French based in their counter Pondic hery, in front. Talaimannar, which is at the tip of the peninsula, is known for its proximity to the Adam's Bridge, a succession of sandbanks linking Sri Lanka to the India. Legend has it that this is Rama (Ramayana) which built the bridge to come and deliver the Princess Sita. the population of the peninsula of Mannar is more welcoming, more warm than that of Jaffna, although they have lived the same episodes of war, persecution, occupancy. The peninsula of Mannar is known for its wildlife: it is the land of wild asses. There is everywhere, even in the city. They are adorable. She is also a stopover for many migratory birds that many professionals and amateurs come to observe, from October to December. There are several very known as the bird sanctuary Vankalai bird-watching sites.
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  • A beautiful place surrounded by sea. You can see lot of Donkeys here. Roads are not smooth and have lot of pit holes on them
  • Beautifil place to see migratory birds. After monsoon entire mannar looks green with many puddles of watter wich are ideal.foe various kinds of birds Best time to visit Mannar is Dec to end Jan. In addition to birsa you can enjoy breathtakind sunset over the see nice sceneries.Wild Donkeys wils Poneys Biobab trees there are maney one has the biggest sircumference. Many places to stay serving delicious see food few historic places.as well.such as Mannar fort, Arippu fort,Doric bunglow Giant tank Madu church and many more
  • Nice island with lots of donkeys and seafood. One of the most scenic sunsets can be seen from the west coast of the island.
  • Ancient historic island which is the historical gateway connects India and Sri Lanka.
  • Its the longest island in srilanka. Its located north west cost of srilanka. An in northearn province mannar district. My home town and its 30 km long east to west. 5 to 7 km long north to south. The district town mannar also located in this island's east end. We can see donkies. Donkies are living without human interups. The most donkies are live in arround town. Then the dutch fort and their bridge also in the town. The island connected to mainland with a causeway lenth about 4km at thaladi. The causeway area is the part of vankalai sanctuary. You can see seasonal migrant birds at november to april. Thalaimannar also located at west cost. And pesalai fathima church, pallimunai biobap tree, keeri beach, light house, are in this island. Its connected with jaffna by A32 highway. With madawachi by A14.

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