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Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

The Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge connects the National Highway (NH 49) with Rameswaram on the Pamban Island. This spectacular road bridge surrounded by the calm sea runs parallel to the Pamban rail bridge. It was inaugurated by the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1988.

Also known as the Pamban bridge, the Annai Indira Gandhi Road bridge is about 2.34 km long and is built close to the rail bridge. The road bridge allows smooth passage of ships under it. It also has mythological importance because it is known as the place where Lord Rama struck an arrow to the ground to quench Goddess Sita’s thirst.

The location is a high-velocity cyclone-prone  zone and is surrounded by serene blue waters. It gives an arresting view of the Pamban rail bridge across the sea and the small anchored boats floating by.

Tourists halt at the bridge to take in the picturesque view of the vast stretch of the cerulean waters that reach the horizon.

The nearby attractions that one can explore include the Pamban beach which has a recreational park and peaceful surroundings perfect for an idyllic getaway.

 

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