Lakshman Jhula Rishikesh

Address : Tapovan

City/District : Rishikesh

State : Uttarakhand


Important Note: As of July 20, 2019, this bridge is restricted to pedestrian access and is set to be closed permanently when a replacement bridge is built parallel to it. Barriers on both sides prevent vehicular traffic including motorcycles and scooters.



However, pedestrian access is still possible and has been confirmed by observers on the ground. Media reports of the bridge being completely closed are not accurate at this time. The bridge is being replaced due to its deteriorating condition. Please see news reports for the latest developments.

The bridge is closed for vehicles be it 2 wheelers or 4 wheelers but open for pedestrians. --- Lakshman Jhula (Hindi: लक्ष्मण झूला, Lakshman Jhola) is a suspension bridge across the river Ganges, located 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-east of the city of Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The bridge connects the two villages of Tapovan in Tehri Garhwal district, on the west bank of the river, to Jonk in Pauri Garhwal district, on the east bank. Lakshman Jhula is a pedestrian bridge that was also used by motorbikes. Despite its location on the outskirts of the city, it is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh. A larger bridge 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) downstream from Lakshman Jhula is Ram Jhula.


It is said that the Hindu deity Lakshmana crossed the Ganges on jute ropes where the bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was completed in 1929.


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