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.
Bus services are available to Rameswaram Bus Stand on a regular basis from Chennai, Madurai, Puducherry, Trichy and Coimbatore.
Madurai International Airport, about 180 km away.
Rameswaram Railway Station is well connected to Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry and Bengaluru.
The best time to explore Rameswaram is from October to March as the temperature is at its best during this period.
An ideal weekend getaway, the coastal city attracts travellers throughout the year, irrespective of the weather conditions.