Year 1964: A devastating cyclone hit the Dhanushkodi fishing village off the Pamban coast destroying the railway line, a passenger train, drowning out hundreds of passengers in the train. Owing to its structural instability and the threat of Tsunami recurring, the Indian government has abandoned efforts to rebuild the station. As a result, Dhanushkodi and the Pamban railway line are left as stark reminders of a terrible calamity.
Owing to its proximity with Sri Lanka, Dhanushkodi has witnessed its share of political turmoil. This is also where you can witness the confluence of Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Dhanushkodi has become a disaster tourism destination. Jeeps / Buses ferry people from Rameshwaram. Few pictures.