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About Lakshman Jhula

A famous landmark of Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge over the Ganges. Earlier, it was a jute bridge and was later converted into an iron suspension bridge. The bridge is named after Lakshman, Shri Ram's younger brother because according to the legend, the same jute bridge was used by Lakshman at the same site to cross the Ganga River. This frequently visited tourist spot is an adjoining bridge across the Ganga, connecting the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. The jhula provides an excellent panoramic view of the temples and the ganges. Around the bridge is a market famous for wooden items, Rudraksha, holy books, Idols of Gods and Goddesses, gems, local jewelry, and excellent street food.

Historical Context: The bridge is believed to be crossed by Lakshman, brother of Lord Ram at the same site.

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