25 Objects Devoured by Sand #History #Environment
A cyclone in 1964 destroyed the whole town of Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu, India. Since then, new buildings have come up but the original ones wait to be fully devoured by sand. The railway line that connected Dhanushkodi to the outside world was hit particularly hard: six attempts were made to resurrect it but it was covered by sand dunes in no time so that the tracks as well as the idea of a connection were finally abandoned. Visitors today have to come to the town on foot along the shore or in jeeps over sand dunes.