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Laxman Jhula

Rishikesh, India
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Rishikesh
Type: Bridges
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Delhi, inda
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's just a bridge to cross the river. The only thing is that it's a hanging bridge which is suspending on the river ganga by the support of ropes and cables. It's too crowded and busy. Watching river ganga from the bridge is very thrilling, as bridge swings a bit.

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paris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing atmosphere across the Lakshman jhula; ghats, numerous restaurants and cafés, tiny shops selling curios & artefacts, views on both banks of the Ganges, New Age tourists, yogis and spiritual seekers. Watch out for the monkeys trying to grab whatever stick out of your backpack !

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Chennai
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The name conjures mystical visions--but this is a very ordinary chain/rope bridge across the river Ganges---the access from both sides being so clumsy, crowded, and dirty, and so thickly populated with petty shops, vendors, and so on. Hygiene certainly takes a back-seat !

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Loved it, so many options, yoga classes, market stalls with jewellery, yoga pants, clothing, souvenirs, tibetan bowls, scarfs, cafes, book stores, palm reader, astrologers. A lovely walk full of colour and chaos and harmony!

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Burlington, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It is quite high up, and I'm terrified of bridges. Trying to navigate beside cows and motorcycles and monkeys shaking the wires makes it quite scary. Needed to be done:) Glad I saw it.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is one of the engineering marvels of the World. The swinging bridge made more than hundred years ago, is still giving service to the pilgrims.

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New Delhi, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

see if you have to. but dont expect anything out of it. with two wheeler plying on it, it is not the best place to be in.

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New Delhi, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The many cafe, bakeries and souvenir shops here are just awesome!! We loved Israeli food at one of the cafe here.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Laxman Jhula is like a centrepoint for Rishikesh. It's nice to just stand on the bridge with the amazing views and watch all sorts of different characters pass you by. Rishikesh has a weird blend of tourists, hippies, holymen and just generally people who are slightly "different" then normal... A must see.

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Hamburg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The bridge is available only for pedestrians. Beware of monkeys .The view from the bridge into the depths and on the Ganges is wonderful.

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