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Ram Jhula Rishikesh

Ram Jhula in Rishikesh is one of the iconic man-made structures in India. This exquisite landmark is an iron suspension bridge built in 1986 to help people cross the sacred river Ganga. Ram Jhula is one of the two popular suspension bridges in Rishikesh and another one is Lakshman Jhula.

Ram Jhula is one of the important places to visit on your Rishikesh trip. It is around 450 ft in height and 750 ft. in length connecting the two famous ashrams, Swarg Ashram and Sivananda Ashram. A long walk on the bridge provides attractive views of snow-capped peaks, the holy river Ganga, and several temples and ashrams.

It is commonly referred to as Shivananda Jhula. Ram Jhula has many other important ashrams in its proximity, such as Gita Bhawan, Yog Niketan, and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. All the ashrams are known for their spirituality and simplicity. Devotees and travelers especially come here to meditate and achieve spiritual knowledge. 

Everything to know about Ram Jhula in Rishikesh

How to Reach Ram Jhula

You can reach Ram Jhula via rickshaw from the Rishikesh-Haridwar bus stop. People can also take a walk to reach here from any part of the city. Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead, which is easily accessible from the city by bus and auto rickshaw.

Best time to visit Ram Jhula

You can visit Ram Jhula throughout the year. However, between October and February, the winter season is the best time to visit Ram Jhula. The climatic conditions during these months remain cold and comfortable for the sightseeing tour. You can enjoy the view and the activities around the bridge.

Popular attractions around Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula is a popular attraction having a few tourist places around. Here are some of them:

  • The Ganga Beach
  • Parmarth Niketan Ashram
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Lakshman Temple
  • The Patna Waterfalls

Hotels to stay near Ram Jhula

Here are a few good hotels to stay near Ram Jhula. So while you plan your trip, you can opt to stay in these places:

  • Aloha On Ganges
  • The Nirvana Palace
  • Sanskriti Vedic Retreat
  • Yog Niketan by Sanskriti
  • Grand Haveli Resort and Spa

You can visit Ram Jhula with our Rishikesh tour packages and explore this scenic tourist attraction. Contact us for more information and to book a Rishikesh tour with us!


FAQs about Ram Jhula Rishikesh

Q: Why is Ram Jhula famous?

Ans. Ram Jhula is a prominent landmark in Rishikesh. It is an iron suspension bridge over the Ganga River, which is 450 feet long and connects Sivananda Ashram with Swargashram. Ram Jhula was once just a hanging jute rope across, which Lord Rama is believed to have used to cross the river.

Q: Which Jhula is best in Rishikesh?

Ans. Both Ram and Lakshman Jhula are significant attractions and are hard to miss. However, in terms of transportation, Ram Jhula is better than Lakshman Jhula.

Q: Why is Laxman Jhula closed?

Ans. Lakshman Jhula was closed after the supporting cables snapped, making it unsafe for vehicles or visitors to cross. It is now closed permanently, but a new bridge parallel to it called Janki Setu has been constructed, which was opened to the public in November 2020.

Q: Are vehicles allowed on Laxman Jhula?

Ans. Earlier, two-wheelers were allowed on Lakshman Jhula, but after its supporting cables broke, the Jhula was permanently closed since April 2022.

Q: How far is Lakshman Jhula from Haridwar?

Ans. Lakshman Jhula is around 30 km from Haridwar, which takes about an hour to cover by car/taxi.