Lakshman Jhula

About Lakshman Jhula

As per legends, here Lord Rama younger brother Lakshman crossed the river Ganga on a jute rope. Later on a jute rope bridge was built here to honour Lakshman. Till 1889, there was a 284 feet long hanging jute rope bridge which was washed away in floods of October 1924.

The Lakshman Jhula is a famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga that connects two villages, Tapovan in the Tehri Garhwal district and Jonk in the Pauri Garhwal district. Located in the town Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, the entire bridge is made up of iron, is 450 feet long and is situated at the height of 70 feet from the river. Sadly, it has been closed permanently owing to the risk to the safety and security.

A new glass bridge is set to come up adjacent to Lakshman Jhula. However, it is still used by pedestrians but bikes are strictly not allowed.

The Lakshman Jhula is well-known amongst tourists because it is believed that Lord Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, had crossed the river Ganga at this same site. {{ keyword }}

The construction of the bridge was completed in the year 1929, and presently, the Lakshman Jhula acts as an adjoining bridge across the river, along with the old route to the sacred shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Grand temples and famous markets have sprung up in the vicinity, and the entire area is now a particularly renowned attraction in entire Rishikesh.

{{ keyword }} Important places around the Lakshman Jhula include the Terah Manzil temple, the Lakshman temple, and the Ram Jhula and the entire area resonates with the sounds of the enchanting mantras and shlokas from the temple.
If you happen to visit Rishikesh, absolutely do not forget to cross the Lakshman Jhula. {{ keyword }}  On either side of the bridge, you will see markets, where you can buy a variety of things including wooden goods, Rudraksha, idols of Gods and Goddesses, holy books, gems, local jewellery, clothes, semi-precious stones and other knick-knacks. These local markets are also noted for their excellent street food.