Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the holy river Ganga at Rishikesh. A famous landmark place in Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is 450 feet length connecting Pauri district with Tehri district. Lakshman Jhula also offers a panoramic view of river Ganga and Rishikesh city having number of temples.
Lakshman Jhula - History & Mythology
As per legends, here Lord Rama younger brother Lakshman crossed the river Ganga on a jute rope. Later on a jute rope bridge was built here to honour Lakshman. Till 1889, there was a 284 feet long hanging jute rope bridge which was washed away in floods of October 1924. After that a new bridge was built in 1930.
Trayambakeshwar Temple, Sachha Akhileswar Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Temple and Sri Raghunathji's Temple are the major temples located near Lakshman Jhula.
How To Reach Lakshman Jhula
Lakshman Jhula is located in Rishikesh city and one can reach here by sharing auto. Nearest railway station to reach Lakshman Jhula is Rishikesh railway station (4 kms) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (22 kms).