Laxman Jhula

Big iron suspension bridge on the river Ganges which is 4.5 kms outside of Rishikesh. It is believed that Lakshmana (Brother of lord Ram) crossed the river here by jute rope. The current bridge was built in 1929 in when the old bridge (1989 built) was damaged in the flood of October 1924. Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala, the father of Rai Bahdur Sherprasad Tulsan gifted this bridge to the city.
The length of this suspension bridge is approximately 240 meters. Laskman Jhula is popular among tourists for shopping and other activities such as rafting. There are many shops selling interesting things on both side of the bridge. Lakshman Jhula is a very famous and popular landmark in the city. Lakshman temple and Terah Manzil Temple known as Trayambakeshwar Temple too are also situated here. From the bridge you can have spectacular view of river and the city. Lakshman Jhula is a pedestrian bridge but it is also used for bikes and other two wheelers.
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