Adam's Bridge


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Adam's Bridge

also Ra·ma's Bridge  (rä′məz)
A chain of shoals extending about 29 km (18 mi) between India and Sri Lanka. According to Hindu legend, the bridge was built to transport Rama, hero of the Ramayana, to the island to rescue his wife from the demon king Ravana.
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With permission from the Navy, we can take our guests upto Adam's Bridge - the sand bank between Sri Lanka and India which we approach on a dinghy because the water is so shallow.
Adam's Bridge, also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu, is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka.
Connected with the subcontinent by the Adam's Bridge, a loose group of tiny, almost invisible mountains submerged in the sea, the Sri Lankans are not particularly fond of belonging to the subcontinent.
It was with disbelief that when I enquired, I was told that the passage between the two countries was blocked by an impassible barrier known as Adam's Bridge, an area of shallow and treacherous sand bars with pounding seas.
of Adam's Bridge at net ''It's 18 songs, double vinyl, gatefold sleeve, CD and cassette.
27 Between which two nations does the 30-mile chain of shoals known as Adam's Bridge lie?
The Capability Brown landscaped grounds, and Robert Adam's bridge over the lake, have also undergone restoration, and in years to come extensive planting will no doubt mature into something splendid.
In Flores' understanding, the "Sea of Ceylon" comprises the Gulf of Mannar, Pamban Channel, Palk Strait, and the area between Jaffna and the Mannar Channel; however, the main interest rests with the stretch of water to the south of Adam's Bridge.
And the people who said that there is nothing like Ram Setu and it is just an Adam's bridge, it is an answer to them," he said.
It said, the 1974 agreement demarcated the boundary between the two countries from Palk Strait to Adam's Bridge and clarified certain issues handed down unresolved and undetermined from the colonial period.
Some experts have also expressed concern about the course tsunami waves may take if the shoals of Adam's Bridge are dredged to make way for the navigation canal.