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Laxman Jhula

Rishikesh, India
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Rishikesh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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delhi
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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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Mumbai
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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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Rishikesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were on ou way to Ghattu ghat & this was during the sawan mela, we were a group of 3 persons, all the way through the jhulla was fun as we did not put any effort to walk, we were pushed from the start to end of the jhulla in no time, in the middle though I was afraid... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The bridge is available only for pedestrians and bicycles. Beware of monkeys who like fruits that have been purchased Stealing! The view from the bridge into the depths and on the Ganges is wonderful. Now and then you can watch rafts. A great hobby more alien tourists obvious. The bells of the temple at the bridge provide a unique atmosphere.

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As a person who's been visiting Rishikesh since 2000, I can safely say that if you don't like the Laxman Jhula area, with it's many good restaurants, hotels, stores, temples, ashrams, yoga schools, and more, then India is not the place for you. Yes, the monkeys can be a pain, and sometimes the (so-called) holy men (saddhus) who in their... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lakshman jhoola a must visit place..beware of monkeys and bikers. They are blocking the narrow lane of the jhoola.. However a good place to stand in late evening!

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