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Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh City Guide

Lakshman Jhula is a famous landmark in Rishikesh. The brifge is known for its design. It is a suspended iron bridge, made over river Ganga. Mythologically it was the site where lord Lakshman made a jute bridge to cross Ganges.

Location : The Lakshman Jhula is situated in Rishikesh, Uttaranchal.
Famous for : The Lakshman Jhula is a suspending iron bridge, famous for being at the site of original bridge of Vedic era.

About Lakshman Jhula
The Lakshman Jhula is a prime tourists attraction in Rishikesh. It is a landmark in Rishikesh. The bridge, is a suspension iron bridge, made over river Ganga to cross the river. The view from the bridge, especially the view of the high current of the river is incomparable. One can enjoy the spectacular surroundings and the cool breeze from the River while standing on the bridge. If you feel like feeding the fish in the Ganges, take a boat and cross the river. The boat ride makes the bridge appear more gorgeous.
History
Legends have it that Lakshman, brother of lord Rama once crossed river Ganga on a suspension bridge made of jute. The new bridge is said to be built on the same site of the historic bridge. The current bridge was built in 1939 AD. A multistory temple complex, called Terah Manzil, of idols of Hindu gods and goddesses near Lakshman Jhula is very popular amongst the locals. One can have an excellent view of the entire area from the top floor of the temple complex. Sunset view from this place in winters is a excellent option.

Getting There
Lakshman Jhula is one of the most visited sites in Rishikesh. One can get rickshaws or Auto rickshaws to move to this famous site.



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