All 3 Jhulas (bridges)

Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh’s Lakshman Jhula is a suspension bridge over the holy river Ganga. A famous landmark in Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is 450 feet long and connects Pauri district with Tehri district. Lakshman Jhula offers a panoramic view of river Ganga and the city of Rishikesh.

According to legend, Lakshman, Lord Rama’s younger brother, crossed the river Ganga here on a jute rope. Later, a jute rope bridge was built here to honour Lakshman. Until 1889, there was a 284 feet long hanging jute rope bridge, which was destroyed by floods in October 1924. After that, a new bridge was built in 1930.

Near Lakshman Jhula are Trayambakeshwar Temple, Sachha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Temple and Sri Raghunathji’s Temple.

Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula is a famous landmark place in Rishikesh city. It is an iron suspension bridge over the holy river Ganga. Ram Jhula is 450 feet long and connects Shivananda Ashram with Swargashram. Ram Jhula offers a panoramic view of the river Ganga as well as Rishikesh city having number of temples.

Shivananda Ashram helped build Ram Jhula with the assistance of the PWD in 1980. Previously, it was a hanging jute ropeway bridge without any pillars. Ram Jhula is home to Shivananda Ashram, Swargashram, Beatles Ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhavan and many more holy places. Both sides of the Ram Jhula have markets.

Janki Jhula

Janki Jhula is a recently constructed three-lane suspension bridge over the holy river Ganga, connecting Kailash Gate Rishikesh (Tehri Garhwal) to Ved Niketan Swargashram (Pauri Garhwal).

Upon reaching the Pauri Garhwal side, the Beatles Ashram and Parmarth Niketan Ashram are nearby. This side of the bridge allows you to take a nice walk along the banks of the Ganges passing local shops of all kinds going past Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula.

The location and peaceful atmosphere of Janki Jhula make it a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Additionally, one gets a beautiful panoramic view of Ram Jhula and the temples.