Lakshman (Laxman) Jhula

About 2 km from Swarg Ashram lies the well-known Lakshman (Laxman) Jhula, a suspension bridge about 450 ft long. Named after Lord Rama’s younger brother, Lakshmana (Laxman), it has temples on either side, including the famed Lakshmana Temple. The entire bridge is made of iron and is situated at a height of 70 ft from the river. Built in 1939, over River Ganga, the jhula is one of the most prominent landmarks in Rishikesh. As the legend goes, Lord Lakshmana (Laxman) crossed Ganga on ropes of jute and hence the bridge has been named in his honour.

Tourists find it a thrilling experience to cross the lazily swinging bridge that gives a pictorial overview of the surrounding landscape. Many temples and famous markets have also sprung up in the vicinity of the jhula, making it a particularly renowned attraction of Rishikesh. While visiting, tourists can also see the nearby Terah Manzil Temple, Ram Jhula and the Lakshman Temple.

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