When we drove on water!

“The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.” – Elbert Hubbard

If I tell you that I have now somewhat understood the super natural power after experiencing it recently, I would not be surprised if your reactions will be –

“You kidding me?”

“How? When? Why?”

“Have you lost it completely by now?”

“Come out of your dreamy travel world!”

I was on my way to Rameswaram from Madurai cruising through the sequence of humongous coconut trees on both sides of the concrete road, when I happened to take notice of the route further on my Oneplus3 phone and could see only water on the Google maps with the blue route line hiding a bridge, the Pamban bridge. It is not an unheard of bridge as it was seen in a very famous movie “Chennai express“, I assume all SRK lovers would already know about it. Having said that, driving and stopping by on the bridge to click some pictures is an experience in itself.

When we drove on water!
The Pamban bridge

Standing on the bridge , I could only see waters meeting horizon on both the sides with some colorful steamers parked close to the bridge making for some stunning shots. Another fascinating sight was to spot the railway bridge running  parallel to the concrete one and  the thought of watching a train pass by crossed my mind. God has his own way of fulfilling small wishes and within no time I spotted a train, roaring its engine. I instantly got my gear ready to click this unique sight and ended up clicking multiple shots of the picturesque landscape.

When God fulfilled my small wish!
It made for a stunning shot
Steamers parked close to the bridge


Some facts about Pamban bridge:

  1. Pamban bridge is the India’s first sea bridge and second longest sea bridge opened in 1914.
  2. It has a non conventional section midway which can be raised to let ships pass through.
  3. It connects Rameswaram town on Pamban island to Mainland India.
  4. The adjacent road bridge where we stood to click some great pictures was built a lot later in 1988.
Ship passing through the bridge. Pic credits: Google Images

Pamban bridge is an engineering marvel that evokes awe from everyone passing by and Indian railways has been vying to get it registered as UNESCO world heritage site too. No wonder, I felt I have attained supernatural powers on witnessing this spectacular human creation.

Pamban Island

Show me what engineering marvels you clicked!

The stunning featured picture credits belong to Rohit Kumar Birla.

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12 Replies to “When we drove on water!”

  1. Awesome, I always wanted to visit Rameshwaram. It’s such a great place to experience engineering marvel and seaside. Glad you visited it. Hopefully, someday I visit it. Thanks

    1. Thanks, indeed it’s a beautiful place 🙂

    2. Yes, it’s a marvel! Check it out soon 🙂

  2. The pamban bridge quote my attention. Yes it is true that that is a great human creation. It is amazing how did they even do that. I would love to hear that it will become a UNESCO world heritage someday. It is worthy for that.

    1. Definitely worthy of a UNESCO world heritage 🙂

  3. A sea bridge, how interesting. I haven’t passed by one as far as I know, I wonder how it feels like. I’d probably be amazed as you. You got amazing photos by the way. I love the first one most especially.

    1. Thanks for appreciating my work!

  4. This must rank as one of the most iconic spots in India. The Moment when a train rumbles on the bridge is so fascinating and romantic. Can never forget the scene that remains etched in my mind. Lovely pictures of a lovely place.

    1. Indeed its memories are etched on my mind too!

  5. This looks amazing! I think I had come to Rameshwaram in my childhood but do not recall anything like this. This just means that we’ll have to come to witness this marvel ourselves. Hope it makes it to the UNESCO list soon! Thanks for Sharing

    1. Absolutely Rishabh! It’s an engineering marvel which should be brought out for everybody to appreciate 🙂

  6. I would love to have this experienced!!! Im excited about my trip!

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