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Laxman Jhula

Rishikesh, India
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Rishikesh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

the lakshman jhula is a suspended bridge connecting the eastern bank to the western bank of ganga at rishikesh. The view from the bridge which has a very minor palpable sway is breathtaking however as 2 wheelers(bikes and scooters) are allowed to cross over this bridge it has become a nuisance. the athorities should look into this and leave it... More

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Heard a lot about this Cantilever bridge first made to cross Ganges, some time in 1929, as a Jeep Bridge. Now only for pedestrians. Very dirty approach, unclean surrounding, much to be required to be done by the corporation to keep its name which it deserves. Around two Km from Ram Jhula. Not worth visiting in its present condition.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Liked this jhula more because my grandfather had built it way back in 1939 (Find the name Jagdish Prasad, Asst. Engr. on the foundation stone). However, the jhula remains too crowded with tourists and locals. Most irritating are two wheelers plying on it.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You can feel a little swing at laxman jhula. There you can take the rafting package as well. Indian people usually through garbage at laxman jhula pls avoid polythene there and put your garbage in dustbin.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

a trip to Rishikesh would not be complete without a walk across Laxman Jhula. *****be careful of the motorcycles!****

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

more restaurants and international travelers than where I was staying in Rishikesh. I loved the fact that I could get an omelet there and their vegetarian food was very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You just miss out on admiring its beauty while trying to make your way through two-wheelers, monkeys, cattle and dogs.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Situated in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, Laxman Jhula is a major landmark. Built in 1939 this is an iron suspension bridge, over river Ganges. The legend says Lakshmana crossed Ganges on jute ropes from this place, where the bridge is standing. This is the oldest bridge in Rishikesh. Close to Laxman Jhula is similar bridge known by Ram Jhula. There are Hindu... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As an Indian student we read about this Jhula when we were in school, hence it was extremely exciting to walk on it as a sixty year old person . Definitely worthwhile, with the magnificent Ganga below. The experience is marvellous. Just a few feet below, you can easily perform the Ganga snan { bath } without any problems.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The amazing suspension bridge over river Ganges provide beautiful views of green mountains. I have been to Rishikesh many times and on my every visit it appeals a fresh window of scenic beauty. Having a holy dip in river Ganges is much better and spiritual than Haridwar. My most favorite destination in India and love to visit in every summer... More

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