Lakshman Jhula

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Located 5 kilometres to the northeast to the town of Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is a famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga connecting the two villages Tapovan and Jonk. Situated at the height of 70 feet from the river, the 450 ft long bridge is made up of iron. Presently, the Lakshman Jhula acts as an adjoining bridge across the river, along with the old route to the sacred shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath.  It is believed that the brother of Lord Rama, Lakshman has crossed the bridge at the exact same spot where Laxman has crossed the river. The magnificent bridge is visited by thousands of tourists every year due to its ancient origins as well as tranquillity offered by the place. Majestic temples and markets surrounding the bridge gives it a serene aura. You can find a lot of people engrossed in religious practises and traditions along the entire area. Important places around the Lakshman Jhula include the Terah Manzil temple, the Lakshman temple, and the Ram Jhula.