About Laxman Jhula Rishikesh
Laxman Jhula is a famous place and landmark of Rishikesh of Uttarakhand in India. This is a religious place connected to Lord Rama pilgrimage towards Himalaya. Laxman Jhula also spelled Lakshman Jhula is a hanging iron bridge over the River Ganga. There are some beautiful famous Ashrams and temples like 13 storey temple, 1 storey temple, 17 storey temples, Saccha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple and Laxman Temple along with this there is a tourist market some time looks like an Italian’s street market of handicrafts, precious and semi-precious stones, gems, clothes, Nehru jackets, Kurtas, Sarees and Ayurvedic medicines etc.
Laxman Jhula is built by the British Government when they ruled India in 1929 to cross the River Ganga before that there was a Jute Rope (without a pillar) Bridge. In earlier times four wheelers were allowed, but at the present time only two wheelers are permitted due to the people are leaving on another side across the bridge. Ram Jhula is located at 5 Kms north uphill from Rishikesh Main Market and 2 Kms ahead of another Iron bridge Ram Jhula. Both bridges are equal in shape and design and iron made, but Laxman Jhula is a bit smaller than that it has a span of 430 feet.
In Laxman Jhula all the tourist spots are in different locations difficult to find so to have a better visit tourist need a local tour guide. This place is main part of Rishikesh without a local tour guide you might miss many tourist attractions or important place with necessary information.
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