Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh is one of the major tourist attractions for those who visit Rishikesh. Basically, it is a hanging bridge across river Ganga, around 450 ft long and 70 ft above the river. In early times, the jhula was a hanging jute bridge, but later it was transformed into an Iron suspension bridge. The bridge is used as a path to visit Swarg Ashram and Gita Bhavan. Also, one should not miss the great Terah Manzil; a thirteen story temple in close proximity to Laxman Jhula.
Settled approximately 8km away from the main city of Rishikesh, the hanging bridge connects borders of Tehri and Pauri. A long walk on the bridge offers amazing scenic views of serene surroundings, ashrams and temples.
Named after the younger brother of Lord Sri Ram, Laxman, the hanging bridge has a story behind. According to Hindu mythology, it was this place where Laxman crossed holy river Ganga, where Laxman Jhula is put-up. Owing to such beliefs, the jhula is regarded as one of the blessed locations in Rishikesh and is visited by large number of tourists.