Ram Jhula

Ganga Vatika
Rishikesh, UK - 249137

Type: Landmarks
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Ram Jhula is a famous suspension bridge located in the city of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, India. It spans across the river Ganges and connects the eastern and western banks of the river. Similar to its counterpart, Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula is a prominent landmark in Rishikesh and holds immense religious and cultural significance for Hindus.

Constructed in the 1980s, Ram Jhula is named after Lord Ram, one of the central figures in the Hindu epic Ramayana. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Ram's brother, Lord Lakshman, crossed the river Ganges at this location using a jute rope bridge, thus sanctifying the area.

Ram Jhula is a pedestrian bridge and is approximately 450 feet in length. It is made of iron and offers panoramic views of the river Ganges, the surrounding hills, and the bustling city of Rishikesh. The bridge is lined with shops, ashrams, and temples on both sides, creating a vibrant atmosphere for visitors.

One of the main attractions near Ram Jhula is the Swarg Ashram, a spiritual hub known for its yoga and meditation centers, as well as its serene ambiance. Visitors often take leisurely walks across Ram Jhula, soaking in the spiritual vibes and enjoying the tranquility of the river Ganges.

Ram Jhula is not only a pedestrian bridge but also a symbol of faith and devotion for millions of Hindus who visit Rishikesh each year to seek spiritual solace and enlightenment. It serves as a gateway to the sacred land of the Himalayas and continues to inspire pilgrims and travelers from all walks of life.

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