Ram Jhula

Open Time : Exploration time 30 mins

Entry : free

Address : Ram Jhula, Ganga Vatika, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Why to visit Ram Jhula

This suspension bridge across the Ganga river, also known as the Shivananda Jhula, was reputedly used by Lord Rama to cross the river when it was only a hanging jute rope. The 450-foot suspension bridge known as Ram Jhula was constructed by the government in 1980 with assistance from the Sivananda Ashram Divine Life Association. It connects Muni ki Reti and Swarg Ashram.

Things to do at Ram Jhula:

  • Take a stroll across the bridge to enjoy this fantastic vantage point for taking in the view.
  • To experience the strange sensation of the entire bridge swaying and shaking beneath your feet, make sure to visit on a windy day
  • Have a seat and unwind at one of the cafés along the river's edge if this has given you weak knees.
  • Have a cool beverage while observing locals and guests scurrying across the constrained bridge.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to tour the markets that are set up beside the bridge while you are in the area.
  • Taste regional cuisine and browse fine handmade jewellery, apparel, and precious stones.


FAQ on Ram Jhula

How far is Ram Jhula away from Rishikesh?

Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge across the Ganga River located near Muni Ki Reti in Rishikesh, 4 km from the railway station and 2 km from Lakshman Jhula. In 1986, Ram Jhula was built with the aid of Sivananda Ashram.

When is the best time to visit Ram Jhula?

Ram Jhula's natural beauty and spiritual serenity are best enjoyed between February and May.

Why is Ram Jhula so well-known?

A well-known landmark in the city of Rishikesh is Ram Jhula. An iron suspension bridge crosses the revered Ganges. Ram Jhula, which connects Shivananda Ashram with Swargashram, is 450 feet long. Moreover, Ram Jhula provides a sweeping vista of the Ganges River and the temple-filled city of Rishikesh.

What are the places to visit near Ram Jhula?

Triveni Ghat (3.2 km) and Parmarth Niketan Ashram (12.5 km)are the places to visit near Ram Jhula.

Special Tip

Numerous stores offer clothing, rare and semi-precious stones, and other items on both sides of the bridge. A panoramic view of the Ganga River and Rishikesh town is also available from Ram Jhula. At Ram Jhula, boating is another activity you can indulge in.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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