Lakshman Jhula/Laxman Jhula/Laxman Jhool is a dangling bridge made up of iron ropes located in the World Yoga Capital Rishikesh, Uttarakhand in India. This bridge is built over Ganga river which connects two villages Tapovan of Tehri Garhwal and Joonk Village of Pauri Garhwal. The length of this bridge is 450 feet and it is 70 feet above from the river. Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula both are the very famous tourist attraction in Rishikesh.
There is the layer of tar in this bridge whereby this bridge is also used by two-wheelers. And when the vehicle passes over this bridge, it swings, which feels very exciting. A trip to Rishikesh without crossing the Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula is incomplete.
Best time to visit Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh
Lakshman Jhula is best in every season. During winter the best time to visit this bridge is at daytime while in summers at evening. There are no entry charges for Lakshman Jhula. In the evening there is a cold breeze and also the sight of the Ganga is very attractive. The flow of river Ganga in monsoon is very accelerated, crossing the bridge is more exciting during the monsoon season. In ancient time the Laxman Jhula was a route to go Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Rishikesh Laxman Jhula History and Mythology
It is said that Lord Rama’s brother Laxman crossed the river Ganga from this place with a jute rope. In the honor of Lakshman Ji later, a jute bridge was built at this place by. By 1889, this place had a 290 feet long jute bridge which was connecting Jonk and Tapovan village. This bridge was flooded in the flood of 1924 after which a new iron suspension bridge was constructed here.
Things to do in Laxman Jhula
Photoshoot: Beautiful scenes, many temples, and ashrams on the banks of the river, tourists rafting over the river Ganga, the devotees crossing the river Ganga on boats etc make Laxman Jhula Rishikesh a best scenic site. Thousands of visitors visit Laxman Jhula every day, due to its ancient importance, religious sanctity, many temples and ashrams and other tourist sites which have recently been developed.
Yoga and Mediation: Early in the morning this place is best for Yoga and Meditation. Because Rishikesh is the World Yoga Capital, so doing yoga here brings happiness to the mind.
Boating: The visitors can also cross Ganga river by boat which is available near Laxman Jhula.
How to reach Rishikesh Laxman Jhula
From Rishikesh railway station Laxman Jhula is 9 km away. The nearest airport from Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh is Jollygrant airport which is 25 km away. To reach Laxman Jhula from the railway station and airport the visitors have to hire a cab. From Rishikesh, the visitors either rent a bike or take an auto to reach Laxman Jhula.