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Connecting Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal, Lakshman Jhula is a popular bridge in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. There is a belief amongst local people that the Lord Lakshman have crossed the river. Also, the river has got international laurels and when tourists come to Rishikesh, they prefer visiting Lakshman Jhula. The rush is obvious. You would also love to have a glimpse of beautiful & huge mountains and greenery around the bridge.

History of Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula has its significance in the most popular Hindu Mythology, Ramayana. As per the tales, Lord Ram and Lakshman had crossed the river Ganga at this place. The duo crossed the river Ganga with the help of just two ropes. In order to praise this act of fearlessness, Lakshman Jhula was built.

This 284 feet long suspended bridge was the main point of contact between the villages until the year 1889. However, one of the floods in the year 1924 completely washed away the bridge. Initially, the Lakshman Jhula was made up of jute, however, after the floods, it was replaced by a much stronger and sturdier iron bridge in the year 1939. The reconstruction was instigated in the same place and the name of the bridge was also not changed as per the significances.

The bridge now stands tall above the river Ganga and happens to be one of the major tourist attractions in the tourism corridor of Rishikesh.

Top Attractions near Lakshman Jhula

Tera Manzil Temple. The magnificent Tera Manzil Mandir worth visiting to view its vastness. Also, the place holds huge faith amongst locals.

Also Read: According to Shiva Purana, it is one of the temples where Lord Shiva himself established a Shivalingam

Gita Bhawan. Geeta Bhavan is situated near Ghats. The compound is the perfect stay for the tourists. The place is equipped with book centres, shopping places and many more.

 

Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple. The temple of Neelkanta Mahadeva is dedicated to Lord Shiva and as per the significance, tourists pour Ganga water on the shrines. The temple is located at a distance of three kilometres from Swarg Ashram. In order to reach the temple, you need to trek through a forest park. 

Things to Do near Lakshman Jhula

River Rafting. River rafting is one of the prominent activities on the river Ganges near Lakshman Jhula. You can go for any river rafting authority at the place, providing various safety equipment.

Rock Climbing. Here, you can enjoy rock climbing. There are several organizations who organize the Rock climbing for you.

Hiking. Hiking is one of the prominent activities that tourists enjoy when they are visiting the Lakshman Jhula.

Best Time to Visit Lakshman Jhula

The Lakshman Jhula bridge remains open from 5 am-10 pm for all days of the week.

How to reach Lakshman Jhula?

Located at Tapovan in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. You can opt air-service to the Dehradun airport, capital of Uttarakhand. After reaching the airport, take the local bus or auto or taxi.

Also, the Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station. After reaching the railway station, you can take local buses or taxis.

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