Also known as Adam's bridge, it is a 30kms long causeway built of limestone shoals that lies between Mannar island in Sri Lanka and Rameswaram island off the coast of Tamil Nadu in India.
According to legend, it was built by Lord Rama of Ramayana to reach Sri Lanka to rescue Seetha from Ravana. Historic records indicate that it was apparently above sea level, and passable by foot till around 1480 when a cyclone that hit the area ended up submerging most of it under shallow waters. Currently, the level of water over the bridge is between 3 to 30 ft, enough to make it non- usable by either ships or humans.
1) It is believed that Adam, too, crossed this bridge to reach Adam's peak, hence naming the both after him.
When to go
Weather here remains almost stable throughout the year. But you can avoid the excess heat and hot winds by choosing the months of November-March.
How to reach
The last town of Talaimannar on the Sri Lanka side is 30 kms from Mannar town. Till there, you can hire a cab. There was a proposition of starting the bus service till the last town. So check before you shell out money on the cab.
Past Talaimannar, one can get to the coast and enjoy the history embedded in everything around.
Highway A14 goes right up to Talaimannar, from where everything around till the sea is walkable, even Adam's bridge.