Had reached the island of Rameswaram after a long ride and it was crystal clear to me why all the bikers like to visit this place.To start with, the bridge that connects the mainland of Tamil Nadu to the island of Rameswaram. All through the last 44 KMS to the island by road one can only see sea water on both sides.It would be hard to believe that this island can be reached only through the Pamban bridge which is India's first over sea bridge. As this is the only way to reach the island it is impossible for one to miss the Pamban bridge the other alternative way to reach the island would be the famous rail track over the sea which can be seen as one climbs the Pamban bridge. If one is really lucky then he/she would be able to witness the rail bridge opening to let ships pass through it. Especially when one rides the motorcycle over this bridge the view would be absolutely blissful and peace with strong breeze on the face with the sound of waves crashing against the bridge which will make the time slow down.
Pamban bridge have been situated on top of a water body which connects Rameswaram to mainland India. Probably India’s first sea bridge and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. You can take a ride on this bridge as the view from here is just breath taking. You will be able to see how vast the ocean is and be left in wonder.
I was always fascinated by the photos and history of Pamban bridge of rameswaram which was India's first sea bridge to connect the town of Mandapam with Pamban Island, and Rameswaram. It is an engineering marvel with 143 piers, spanning 2 km between the mainland and the island, it is the second longest sea bridge in India after the 2.3-km Bandra-Worli sea link on Mumbai's western coast. German engineer Scherzer designed the central part of the bridge that opens up to allow ferry movement. On an average, 10 to 15 boats and small ships pass beneath the bridge every month. In 1964, the bridge survived a major cyclone that flattened Dhanushkodi, a thriving port town.