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Chennai-Rameswaram Route, India

From series “The most dangerous railroads in the world”
Year: 1914.

Not too far from the southeast coast of India lies Ramesvaram island, which can be reached by motor boat or by ferry. But it can also be done in a more extreme way – by Chennai-Ramesveram railroad, the road over the sea. The tiny island is of great interest to tourists, and local residents consider this place to be the holiest in India.

Chennai-Rameswaram Route, India The island presents unique religious and archtiectural sights, that’s why Ramesvaram is visited by a huge number of people from all over the world. It was in the 14th century that the native residents began to think of the construction of a bridge, linking the mainland of India with the island. The thing is, the boat trip has been and remains the riskiest event, the sea is very rough here, and a storm comes almost every day.

The railway bridge to Ramesvaram island was constructed in 1914 and has 1,4 kilometres in length. Experienced tourists say that worst of all is to cross the bridge in a storm, since it just seems like the fragile bridge construction wobbles with the train over the raging sea. Humming wind never dies down and this also complicates the movement of the train. Next - Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train


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Nearest airports:
 »  Anuradhapura Airport ADP - in 173 km
 »  China Bay Airport TRR - in 232 km
 »  Bandaranaike Airport CMB - in 246 km
 »  Ratmalana Airport RML - in 283 km
 »  Chennai Airport MAA - in 424 km
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Best hotels near Chennai-Rameswaram Route

Hotel Vinayaga Rameswaram

Located in 11 km from Chennai-Rameswaram Route
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Rooms: 45
Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV and telephone. Both air conditioning and a fan are provided. En suite bathrooms include free toiletries … More: photo, rates and booking
Visalam

Located in 109 km from Chennai-Rameswaram Route
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Rooms: 15
Featuring luggage storage facilities, the property also houses a library. A travel desk and the concierge can offer assistance. Car rental and … More: photo, rates and booking
Chidambara Vilas - A Luxury Heritage Resort

Located in 115 km from Chennai-Rameswaram Route
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Rooms: 25
Fitted with traditional tiled flooring, the charming air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a four-poster bed, a cable TV and a personal safe. … More: photo, rates and booking
Meenakshi's Sunshine Hotel

Located in 135 km from Chennai-Rameswaram Route
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Rooms: 15
Sunshine Hotel is 7 km from Madurai Railway Station and Madurai Meenakshi Temple. Madurai Airport is 15 km away. The air-conditioned rooms feature … More: photo, rates and booking

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