Lord Rama went to Sri Lanka and brought back Sita, after killing Ravana, who had kidnapped Sita.
Hanuman was sent earlier by Rama to search for Sita and He located Sita in Sri Lanka.
‘Based on this information Rama proceeded to Sri Lanka.
Lord Rama , with the help of the Vanaras, built a Bridge between Rameswaram and Sri Lanka and it is called the Adams’ bridge.
This is where I get sidetracked.Ramaeswaram.
Adams Bridge is 18 miles long.
The bridge is 18 miles (30 km) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (southwest) from the Palk Strait (northeast)-wiki.
Valmiki mentions that Hanuman flew100 Yojanas across the sea from Rameshwaram to Lanka.
The glorious Hanuma with the best courage, even though crossing a hundred yojanas, was without a sigh and did not obtain any tiredness.
Comment : This verse and others clearly mention that Hanuma crossed an ocean of hundred yojanas. At the present time the shore to shore distance between southern tip of India and Northern tip of Sri Lanka is around sixty miles. Even with a measure of 2.5 miles per yojana, hundred yojanas translate to 250 miles. To explain this anomaly, we need to consider that around the time of Ramayana, the distance was lot more than the current sixty miles. This is in sync with the current theories by geologists that the ocean between India and the current Sri Lanka had been replaced by land mass over a period of time. Most of the land to the south of current Raghunatha Pura had been covered by landmass in antiquity. Also according to Ramayana, the mountains Trikuta, Lamba and Suvela were to the north of Lanka, but currently the mountains are found in the southern part of Lanka. This suggests that the northern parts of current Lanka were submerged in water during the Ramayana period.”
( in the observation quoted above, one point is to be noted.The discrepancy would still exist even if Geographical positions change because the time gap between Hanuman crossing over the Ocean and Rama crossing over by Rama Sethu is too short for any geographical changes to have happened.There is no record of it in Ramayana or elsewhere for such a change)
Accepted conversion of One Yojana is 8 Miles.
One Yojana is approximately 8 miles,
Hanuman flew 8oo miles from Rameshwaram to reach Lanka.
But the bridge is only 18 Miles!
“Sri Lanka is an island nation-state in the Indian Ocean. It is located 880 kilometers (547 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of India, and has a maximum length of 432 kilometers (268 miles) and a maximum width of 224 kilometers (139 miles).”
The southern tip of Sri Lanka is 565 Miles(547+18) from Rameswaram.
Assuming that the farthest place was where Ravana’s capital was located, there is still a shortfall of 235 miles.(800-18=782-547=235)
Only possible explanation is that these 235 miles could have been of shallow water and Hanuman flew over this as well.
Asokavatika, Nuwara Eliya, where Sita was imprisoned is 189.03 miles, and 164.16 nautical miles from Rameswaram.