The information in this post might be outdated

6 Of The Most Awesome Bridges In India

Himanshu posted on 25 April

Bridges are one of those things you don’t realise you’re into until you come across a really good one. What’s not to like; they guarantee an elevated view, are usually built across beautiful water bodies, and make getting around easier and faster.

Here are six you should definitely check out.

Bandra Worli Sea-Link, Mumbai

A lot may have already been written on it, but the sea-link connecting Worli and Bandra in Mumbai remains a personal favourite. It connects one part of the hustle bustle that is Mumbai to the other, passing through a view of the perfect city-line of skyscrapers on one side and the vast expanse of the ocean on the other. It makes for some great cityscape photographs, too.

How to go: Road

Best time to go: October – March

Length: 5.6 km

Height: 126 m

Pamban Bridge, Tamil Nadu

The Pamban Bridge was the first bridge in the country built over an ocean, namely the Palk Strait, and connects the island of Rameswaram with the Indian mainland. The view across this one is to kill for, and if you can, time the journey during a sunset or sunrise for best effects.

How to go: Road or train {though we’d recommend the train}

Best time to go: October – April

Length: 2.3 km

Height: 17.6m

Chenab Bridge, Jammu & Kashmir

While it’s not yet completed, this one deserves inclusion just by virtue of all that breathtaking scenery around it. Set to be the world’s highest, the Chenab bridge in the Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir will sure be a treat to drive on when done.

How to go: Road {though it will be some time till it’s operational}

Best time to go: September – April

Length: 1.3 km

Height: 359 m

Jadukata Bridge, Meghalaya

The Jadukata Bridge in Meghalaya scores extra points for its simplistic and somewhat minimal outline, and is something we’d sure like to someday see in person. The bridge crosses over the Kynshi River, and its backdrop remains green and easy on the eye almost throughout the year.

How to go: Road

Best time to go: June – September

Length: 140 m

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Not many bridges of the day can match up to the grandeur of the Howrah Bridge on the river Hooghly in Kolkata, even though it was constructed over seven decades ago. It’s one of the bridges connecting Kolkata with the Howrah region across the river, and with the amount of traffic that goes to-and-fro the two points everyday, it’s easily one of the most frequented road routes in the world.

How to go: Road

Best time to go: October – March

Length: 705 m

Height: 82 m

Dudhsagar Bridge, Goa

While it may not be as well-known as others on the list, it deserves a mention just by the sheer scale and beauty of the scenery surrounding it. Built on the humongous Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the bridge gets you as close to the full might of the Western Ghats as possible, though we’d advise extreme caution if you’re planning to visit during the monsoon months. Just to be on the safe side…don’t.

How to go: Train

Best time to go: October – April