Lakshman Jhula Bridge

Lakshman Jhula Bridge, Rishikesh: Hours, Address, Lakshman Jhula Bridge Reviews: 4/5

Lakshman Jhula Bridge
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piyushnewar
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India268 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Laxman Jhula has a long history; it's a 450-ft long iron suspension bridge constructed over the Ganga river in 1923, and is one of the landmarks of Uttarakhand. As per the legends, the bridge was built exactly where Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama, crossed the river on jute ropes. Unfortunately now closed for pedestrians. Visit this place only if you have to complete your checklist.

It was heard that it is being replaced with a glass bottom bridge, and the work is in progress.

Special Tip: There is a tea stall right at the entrance of Laxman Jhula. The Guy Named Thakur makes awesome tea. Do give it a try.

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Written 27 June 2022
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Adrian
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Jun 2022 • Friends
Laxman Jhula is close for public. Steamers/Motor boats are used to ferry public across the banks. Morning they charge 50 rs, but towards the evening they fleece by asking 550 per person - reason, the small boats are not working. You pay the amount and you will find the small boat ferrying you 😀 You can’t buy return ticket so may have to shell out more. Talk about fleecing tourists/public!
Written 14 June 2022
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johnnb
Silver Spring, Maryland38 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
It's pretty to look at while lit at night, but the bridge was closed, apparently permanently, to pedestrian and vehicle traffic after a cable snapped in April 2022. A replacement is being built. A passenger ferry is available at the riverbank slightly downstream, or take the Shri Ram Jhula ten minutes away.
Written 19 May 2022
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KeKu
Pune270 contributions
May 2022
We visited Laxman Jhula on our trip to Rishikesh. But, it was closed for maintenance. There is some repairing work going-on and it is closed for all kind of traffic, vehicular as well as pedestrian.
Written 9 May 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,755 contributions
Apr 2022
Lakshmana Jhula is the one of the most visited place in Rishikesh which is situated in Tapovan region. Located @ 4.5 km from Rishikesh town. Tera Manzil temple is located other side of this Jhula. From this bridge one can have spectacular view of Ganga river and surrounding areas. This hanging bridge made with Iron. length of the bridge is 450 feet long and is situated at the height of 70 feet from the Ganga River.

This bridge is very narrow one used for pedestrians which connects the two villages. on West bank Tapovan in Tehri Garhwal district to Jonk in Pauri Garhwal district on the East bank of Ganga River.

History:
It is believed that Lakshmana crossed river Ganga at the same spot where the present bridge is constructed. Lord Lakshmana crossed the river using just two ropes. Lakshmana crossed the river at this location by using Jute ropes hence this is called as Lakshmana Jhula. which was 284 ft long and was there in use till 1889. To honor this Lord Lakshmana's act, Iron Rope hanging bridge is constructed here in 1929 and name is continued same as Lakshmana Jhula. The original bridge was washed away in 1924 floods. The newly constructed present bridge is opened on 11th April1930 to the public.

Nearby attractions:
1. Tera Manzil temple
2. Neelkanta Mahadev temple
3. Shri Sacha Akhileshwar temple
4. Ram Jhula
Written 8 May 2022
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Jaba m
Bengaluru, India14 contributions
Apr 2022
Scary as its more than 100 years old. Govt. has notified everywhere not to use the bridge but the view from the bridge is spectecular
Written 16 April 2022
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Joy
7 contributions
Apr 2022
Indeed heard a lot about this place. Winds and mother ganga flowing beneath it , its just amazing. It was under reconstruction when I visited but was still open for public. It is amazing at any time of the day at 6 am in the morning or 3 am in the night you will find people singing ,enjoying & chilling out there. The ghats around it are also soothing. Take photos, videos and reels but also enjoy the experience too and do not throw garbage around. There will be baba's and people doing chillam, which can irritate you if you entertain them. So, better avoid them and don't let them disturb your experience.
Written 15 April 2022
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Kalpit0302
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India168 contributions
Mar 2022
A must visit in Rishikesh. The Jhula bridge swings a bit and that is an amazing feeling.
This bridge is crowded due to many tourists and 2 wheeler also use this bridge.
The way to bridge is through very narrow lane where you will have to walk a lot so be prepared for it. Along the lane there are many nice cafe with couple of them providing nice view of Ganga.
Written 9 April 2022
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IndiJoe
Bangalore38 contributions
Mar 2022
Nothing but garbage and stray cows with cow dung all over the place. It's pedestrian only but poorly lit in the evenings.
Written 29 March 2022
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Sapna Y
5 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
It's a jhula for sure , it swings as u walk .A must see if u are in rishikesh and beaware of monkeys , very notorious and clever
Written 16 March 2022
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