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Visit Lakshman Jhula

Intense spiritual yearning has time and again driven people to the holy lands of Haridwar and the adjoining Rishikesh who swarm the two places to seek eternal solace. Located around 4km from the Rishikesh Railway Station lies the famous Lakshman Jhula, an iron-suspension bridge which connects the borders of the Tehri and Pauri districts.

Intense spiritual yearning has time and again driven people to the holy lands of Haridwar and the adjoining Rishikesh who swarm the two places to seek eternal solace. Located around 4km from the Rishikesh Railway Station lies the famous Lakshman Jhula, an iron-suspension bridge which connects the borders of the Tehri and Pauri districts.

A hanging jute rope until 1889 and 284ft long, it was washed away during the October 1924 floods and rebuilt to its present 450ft length which has been bearing the loads of thousands daily. It has been named after the legendary tale of Lakshman having walked on it while crossing the river Ganges.
 

  • At the end of the bridge lies the thirteen-storey, Trayambakeswar Temple.
  • Lakshman Temple with a 20ft statue of Hanuman, Sachha Akhileshwar Mahadev with a 10ft Shivling and Sri Raghunathji's Temple are other holy sites in close proximity to the bridge.
  • On both sides of the Lakshman Jhula, markets selling different items can be seen.
  • Hotel Narayana Palace and Hotel Gayatri Resort are superb accommodations near the bridge.
  • Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhawan, Sawargasharam, Vashistha Cave, Kunjapuri Temple are the other places that can be easily visited from Lakshman Jhula.
  • Haridwar is 35km from here while the Jolly Grant Airport is 28km away.
  • The old bridge was constructed by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala while the new was builr from the donations of his son, Rai Bahadur Sherprashad Tulshan.   

Timing

All days of the week 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nature Lovers, Wanderers

TIME SPENT

30 Min.

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Attractions near Rishikesh

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hinduism, Yoga and White water rafting
  • Altitude

    356 m
  • STD Code

    0135
  • Best Season

    Sep - April
  • State/Code

    /249201
  • LANGUAGES

    Garhwali and Hindi