Photo Album | Rameswaram-Dhanuskodi - Part 1

Rameswaram/Rameshwaram is a temple town located in Rameswaram (Pamban) Island in Ramanathapuram district of Tamilnadu in INDIA.  Rameswaram is connected with Indian mainland by a century old (Opened in 1914) Pamban road and rail sea bridge.  It was India’s first and longest (2065 metres) Sea Bridge before Bandra-Worli sea link.  The rail bridge is double leaf bascule bridge, which can be raised to pass ships and boats under the bridge.  India’s former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam belongs to Rameswaram.  India’s tallest (323 metres) television transmission tower is located here and it was owned by Doordarsan (National television broadcaster of India).  Talaimannar (North western point of Srilanka) is 30km away from Dhanushkodi (South eastern tip of Rameswaram Island).

Rameswaram is one of the four holiest places (char dhams) of the Hindus along with Badrinath, Puri and Dwaraka.  Rameswaram and its surrounding places are related to the epic Ramayana.  According to Ramayana, Rama built a bridge between Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar to Srilanka to save his wife Sita from by killing the abductor Ravana.  After this incident Rama prayed here to Lord Shiva to absolve the sins that he might have occurred during the war against Ravana in Srilanka.

Pamban Road Bridge across sea

A view of Pamban Rail Bridge from Road Bridge

A view of Pamban Rail Bridge from Road Bridge

Men at Work - A view of Pamban Rail Bridge from Road Bridge

A view of from Road Bridge

A far view from Road Bridge



A combined view of Pamban rail & road Bridge



Light house at Rameswaram (Pamban) island

Light house at Rameswaram (Pamban) island

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

Electric vehicle for Travelers

Gandamadana Parvatham (Highest point in the Rameswaram Island).
A far view of TV tower of Doordarshan (National Broadcaster of India), it is the Tallest structure in India (323 metres)

Gandamadana Parvatham (Highest point in the Rameswaram Island).

Gandamadana Parvatham (Highest point in the Rameswaram Island).

Lakshmana Theertham, Rameswaram

Lakshmana Theertham, Rameswaram

Lakshmana Theertham, Rameswaram


Mobile Maintanance Unit of Indian Railways at Pamban Bridge

Beach Park, Pamban Bridge

Beach Park, Pamban Bridge

Beach Park, Pamban Bridge

Beach Park, Pamban Bridge

Beach Park, Pamban Bridge

Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple, Thiruppullani

Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple, Thiruppullani

Temple Pond, Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple, Thiruppullani


Photo Album | Rameswaram-Dhanuskodi - Part 2

Location
Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram Dist., Tamilnadu, INDIA

28 comments:

SG said...

Thanks for the excellent description of Rameshwaram. Also, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

I think there is a typo. Pamban Bridge was opened in 1914 and not in 1994.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What an absolutely fabulous collection here Krishna! Thank you for 'bringing us along' on your trip. YAM xx

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

@SG
It was a typing mistake. Thank you for noting that

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely captures of Pamban bridge and Rameshwaram.

Jeevan said...

What a pictorial tour to Rameswaram! Excellent shots and interesting perspectives on the island.

Hope u had great experience visiting this place, which I want to do sometime.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos and the chat, thanks.

D.Nambiar said...

Pamban bridge. I really want to see it someday.
Thank you for the images.

George said...

Thank you for the information and wonderful pictures of this beautiful place.

Sandhya said...

Beautiful pictures! You took us to Rameshwaram here!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. I am yet to visit this place.

My Unfinished Life said...

went to rameshwaram as part of my ousth india religious tour with my hubby n in laws....did not like the unlcean coast line at rameshwaram....but liked the pamban bridge....

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SM said...

beautiful photos

Arti said...

Such a beautiful collection of pictures here, love the shot of the bridge!

rudraprayaga said...

Splendid photographs of the serene areas,Krishna.

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures

Meera Rao said...

Thanks for the nice tour - love your photos and the description!

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

cool views :)

Indrani said...

Terrific shots!
I hope to be there some day.

EG CameraGirl said...

I looked at a map to see where Rameswaram is! (India is such a BIG country.) Your photos are wonderful!

Team G Square said...

Wonderful picture, would love to visit some day

Nisha said...

Stunning pictures....loved all of them

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great series!!

rudraprayaga said...

These pictures were just like cool soft drinks in hot sun. Very lovely.I had been to Rameswaram three times solemnity greets us there. .

rudraprayaga said...

My comment is not seen here.So again.Very attractive pics of a solemn area.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Breath Taking pictures from Rameswaram !

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely post...

Destination Infinity said...

I didn't know that the highest structure in India is in Rameswaram and is the DD tower! Excellent pics, all.

Destination Infinity

Meera Rao said...

Thanks for the beautiful virtual tour!