Dhanushkodi, about 2 miles NW of Lands End, is connected to the railway system of India.
A pier, for use by vessels of the ferry service between Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar, extends from the NE coast of Pamban Island abreast the town. The pier is 219m long, with depths of 3.4m on each side of the pier head; the pier carries a double railway track.
The town of Dhanushkodi is most known for a cyclone passing, in 1964,over the railway station and drowning 100 passengers in the train that was traveling.
Dhanushkodi was a
small town only having a railway station, an hospital, some stores, and few houses. In 1964 a cyclone wiped out the whole town and a memorial
was later created to those who died in the storm.
Pamban Island (E India)
Pamban Island (also known as Rameswaram Island) is low, sandy, and well-planted with coconut trees towards its W end, where a broad peninsula extends about 3 miles N.
The chain formed by Pamban Island, the shoals of Adam's Bridge, and Mannar Island of Sri Lanka separate Palk Bay ...
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Palk Bay (E India)
Palk Bay, the continuation S of Palk Strait, is bounded on the E by the coast of Sri Lanka, on the S by Mannar Island, Adam’s Bridge, and Pamban Island, and on the W by the coast of India.The bay has general depths of 11 to 12.8m, but on its E side depths of 9.1m and less extend ...
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