Best time to visitPlan a trip to Rishikesh anytime from March to October.
Open hoursThe bridge is open all through the week from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Things to doFeel the bridge vibrate if you cross over it on your vehicle or simply get some great pictures clicked here.
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank3 out of 45 attractions in Rishikesh
Considered to be the most popular of all the attractions in Rishikesh, the Laxman Jhula is a suspension bridge built across two banks of the Ganga River. This majestic structure was constructed in the year 1939 and has become a landmark in Rishikesh since then. Strong winds cause this bridge to sway a bit and it even vibrates when vehicles pass over it. The legend behind the bridge is that Laxmana of the Ramayana had crossed over the Ganges using ropes from the very same spot where the Laxman Jhula stands today. The view atop this bridge is stunning and one is bound to pose for a few clicks here.
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We started out the next day on our way to Laxman Jhula. Legend has it that Laxman, the younger brother of Lord Ram, had built this bridge with jute ropes to cross Ganga.Laxman Jhula in its present shape is made of iron and steel and affords a breathtaking view of the majestic river. Ganga here is boundless, full of waves. Standing on Laxman Jhula, looking down at the roaring waters, dotted with colourful rafting crafts, with our hair blown by slightly salty wind, we started relishing our trip.
The journey came to an end at NIM Beach near Lakshman Jhula. Truly this sacred city of Uttarakhand is an amalgamation of devotion, peace and adventure.The camping & rafting expedition was curated by www.riverraftingrishikesh.com, check-out for similar trips & experiences.Read the entire story from Rishikesh on my travel blog Ghoomakad.in
Later in the morning, I sat by river side. Other follow travellers were busy playing with guitar and singing. I took a dip in the holy water of river Ganga and enjoyed the sunbathe. after having breakfast, we left the camp by 10AM. It was hard to find a return cab to city. So We took lift from daily supply vans.
Among the many surreal things to do in Rishikesh, watching the sunset from Lakshman Jhula is a MUST!It is believed that Lord Ram's younger brother Lakshmana, crossed the river Ganga, by using a jute rope bridge – where the present 'Lakshman Jhula' bridge stands today.There are several ancient temples around Lakshman Jhoola, which you can visit. The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and the Trimbakeshwar Temple are most popular.
As a child I have a profound memory of standing at Laksham Jhoola with my dad and a monkey teasing me. I was crying and hiding behind my dad and later after gaining senses we had visited Rishikesh on a holy trip from usual Haridwar tour and once again I had encountered a monkey at the same spot. This time around, he snatched my bottle from my hand and I felt a connection with him like he had been waiting for me since ages, like I had a history I was unsure of, like I am losing it while writing this blog. LOLAnyways, I got the chance to visit Rishikesh again twice in last two months and my 2 cent advice on holiness of the place is that its not so holy but its a lot of fun. Well, the temples and the holy river is still holy but the larger than life holy tourism of this place is a fad. If you want a weekend getaway from Delhi then please head to Rishikesh, stay at the camp side, do river rafting, go for bungee jumping, cliff diving and eat holistic fresh home cooked food. But if you are looking to stay at an Ashram and learn holistic meditation then do your research and then join as there are many fake holiness groups there my friends.However, I am sure you could find amazing ones too if you spend some time and get to know the place better. Now as for me, the first time I visited last month, I stayed at a river side camp and for the first time in my life went for river rafting. The water was icy cold as it was winter time and I was scared as shit to die with drowning in Ice water like Titanic's last scene.This time around, I stayed at a nicer place at Badrinathjee and I was extremely excited for my second attempt at river rafting. The water was still very cold but rapids were more exciting since this was the beginning of Summer and as expected the Himalayan ice had started to melt thus increasing water strength. In all it was FUN.
We changed and decided to go and check out the Local attractions like Lakshman Jhula, Market and off course we were hungry after our long journey, Chotiwala was the go to place for satisfying the hunger pangs. It was a 5-10 mins walk to Lakshman Jhula, we realised that Chotiwala was at the Ram Jhula which was a bit far from the place had reached, we got a share taxi an Mahindra MaXX which left us at Ram Jhula for a nominal charge.
While strolling around the Ghats and pleasing your eyes, don't forget to gratify your yelling stomach. On the bank of river Ganga at Lakshman Jhula, delight your taste buds with mouth smacking and finger licking Chinese, Indian, Italian Mexican & Israeli cuisine at a very affordable price along with a mesmerizing view of the Ganga. What else do you need? Of all the food joints, Little Buddha Cafe is undoubtedly the best. You can also drop into Madras Cafe, Tulsi Cafe, Devraaj Coffee Corner and The Pyramid Cafe at the Lakshman Jhula. Savour yourself with best-quality food.
Saw the sky turn golden, awesome experience
My first adventure sport ever was White water rafting from Marine drive to Lakshman jhula. Floating through those rapids it will definitely give you the chills but a lifetime of memories.
After crossing from one end to another end of Laxmana Jhula, we finally came down to have a glimpse of holy Ganga and to shower some water over us.
The trip started from Delhi with 2 Chai Stops and finally relaxing at Laxman Jhula. Laxman Jhula is famous because it's been told that Laxamana crossed the Ganges with a jute rope and hence the hanging jhula was made keeping in mind this story. During the evening, it's really crowded and you can expect bikes,motorcycles,scooty crossing from one end to another with the help of Laxman Jhula. There is Ram Jhula also located few metres below the Laxman Jhula. Also there is a provision of doing river rating, cliff jumping and trekking. You can contact the local shops nearby to get more information and yup it's budget friendly.
Bunch of travelers clicking selfies at Laxman Jhula..
According to Ramayana, after Ravana was slaughtered, Ram & Lakshman, came to Rishikesh. They were believed to do penance for killing Ravana, who was a Brahmin. Legend has it, that years later, a bridge over the Ganga was later built to honour the memory of Lakshman, the ever loving brother of Lord Ram. Hence the name Lakshmanjhula (roughly translated as the bridge of Lakshman).
Rishikesh is not just home to Aghori Babas, Ganges, jhulas and rafting. I found something that I have never read anywhere – graffiti!!! And also cafe – a haven for the seekers of spirituality, wellness, water sports, good food and a very laid back life.
Haridwar is also one of the four places where the sacred Kumbh Mela is held once in every 12 years, drawing more than half a million pilgrims
Similar to Ram Jhula the Laxman Jhula is also an iron bridge built way back in 1929. This bridge is famous for providing us with one of the most beautiful sunsets of the world. This is a must see if you ever go to Rishikesh.
you can walk from one end to other from this hanging bridge. It will also give you stunning view of temples near ghats.
A landmark of Rishikesh- The bridge connects two banks of the river. The view of the river looks mesmerizing from the bridge. It usually stays a bit crowded.