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!