What is special about Lakshman Jhula?

What is special about Lakshman Jhula?

Laxman Jhula has a long history; it’s a 450-ft long iron suspension bridge constructed over the Ganga river in 1923, and is one of the landmarks of Uttarakhand. As per the legends, the bridge was built exactly where Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama, crossed the river on jute ropes.

Why is Lakshman called Jhula?

Legend has it that Lord Lakshman crossed the river using just two ropes. To honour this brave act of Lord Lakshman, a 284 feet long hanging rope bridge was built and came to be known as the ‘Lakshman Jhula’. Until 1889, this particular bridge was used to cross the river.

Which is better Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula?

RAM Jhula has better transport option than Laxman. I suggest that Tourists wanting to visit these two Jhulas will do better to reach Ram Jhula first from Rishikes and then visit Laxman Jhula from the southern bank and come back same way to save energy, time and money.

Why Lakshman Jhula is closed?

The Lakshman Jhula suspension bridge, which has been in place for 94 years, was closed in July last year due to safety reasons. Soon after its closure, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had announced that an alternate bridge will be built using modern technology.

Why was Laxman Jhula built?

Lakshman Jhula – History & Mythology As per legends, here Lord Rama younger brother Lakshman crossed the river Ganga on a jute rope. Later on a jute rope bridge was built here to honour Lakshman. Till 1889, there was a 284 feet long hanging jute rope bridge which was washed away in floods of October 1924.

Who built Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh?

This bridge was constructed by U.P.P.W.D. during 1927-1929. It replaces the old bridge of 284 feet span which was washed away by great floods of October, 1924.

Who built Ram Jhula?

The Government built Ram Jhula with help from the Sivananda Ashram Divine Life Society in 1980, and today this 450-foot suspension bridge serves as the connection between Muni ki Reti and Swarg Ashram.

Can we walk on Laxman Jhula?

Open for both pedestrians and motorbikes, Laxman Jhula is a British-era bridge that was built in 1923. While the tourists might not be able to walk from one bank of the river Ganga to another using Laxman Jhula for some time, Rishikesh still has a lot to offer to all its tourists.

Which Jhula is best in Rishikesh?

1. Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh. One of the most prominent places in Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula is a 450-feet long suspension bridge at the height of 70 feet from the river.

Is Lakshman Jhula open today?

The Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh is open for 24 hours. However, recommended timings for visitors is during morning 5:00 am to night 10:00 pm.

Is Laxman Jhula open now?

Re: Is Laxman Jhula open to pedestrians or totally closed? Officially its closed for pedestrian but still people are using it to cross the river. However bikes are now not allowed as they have made barricade so bikes can’t drive through.

What is the story of Ram Jhula?

Ram Jhula was built by PWD with the help of Shivananda Ashram in 1980. Previously it was a hanging jute ropeway bridge without any pillars. Ram Jhula has attractions like Shivananda Ashram, Swargashram, Beatles Ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhawan and many more holy places.

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