Lakshman Jhula – a suspension bridge across Ganga, Rishikesh
The Lakshman Jhula is a bridge over the river Ganges and one of the landmarks of Rishikesh – the holy city situated among the foothills of Himalayas and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is in Uttarakhand state of India. Lakshman Jhula is an iron suspension bridge which joins the old route to the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath.
According to mythology, Lakshman, brother of Lord Ram, once crossed river Ganga through a hanging bridge made of jute. Later on in 1939 an iron bridge was made here, known now as the Lakshman Jhula.
Featured in the video are the Lakshman Jhula Bridge and the visitors crossing through the bridge. Both sides of this bridge are surrounded by a number of small and big shrines dedicated to various gods. One can also enjoy the boat rides in Ganga for getting the spectacular view. This bridge is always crowded with people, monkeys and two wheelers.