Lakshman Jhula is yet another famous hanging bridge across the holy river Ganga. It is a link between two major villages in Rishikesh. It connects the Tapovan village in Tehri Garhwal and Jonk village in Pauri Garhwal. Lakshman Jhula bridge is made up of iron and it is almost 450 feet long that is suspended at an elevation of almost 70 feet above the river. It is truly one of the major tourist attraction as it is associated with Hindu mythology. As per the Hindu mythology Ramayana, Lord Ram and his brother Lakshman had crossed the river Ganga at the same place where the bridge has been constructed. This bridge was opened to the public in the year 1929. Lakshman Jula was initially made up of jute, after the flood it was replaced by a strong 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 significance. Lakshman Jhula is situated on the way to Trimbakeshwar temple. The nearest railway station is Rishikesh railway station is almost 4kms away located at Adarsh Nagar. Jolly grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport and is located about 22kms from Lakshman Jhula.
Visit this place between December and February as this time is perfect for visiting. Visit some of the fantabulous places near Lakshman Jhula- Neelkanth Mahadev temple- devoted to lord shiva and is located at a distance of 3kms from Swarg Ashram, Geeta Bhawan- is a vast complex on the banks of river Ganga, The Beatles Ashram- one of the famous places to visit, Tera Manzil temple- also known as Trayambakeshwar temple and is a thirteen storied located on the banks of the river Ganga and is situated just opposite to the famous Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula- is a suspension bridge constructed on river Ganga.