Nearest Place of Visit

Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula or Laxman Jhula was hanging jute rope bridg (without pillar) till 1889. That bridge was 284 feet long, which was the gift of Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala father of Rai Bahadur Sherprashad Tulshan. It was situated about 200 feet downstream. It was washed away by the great flood October 1924 which undermined the left abutment, the extra cost of rebuilding this new bridge as nearly as possible on the site of the old bridge has been contributed by Rai Bahadur Sherprashad Tulshan to perpetuate the honored memory of his father and no toll or tax will ever be imposed or realized for crossing this bridge. This was opened to traffic on 11, April 1930. The current bridge was constructed by the public works department during the year 1927-1929 which replaced the old bridge.

Ram Jhula

- Ram Jhula was a hanging jute rope bridge (without pillar). The bridge was constructed by the public works department. The Government built Ram Jhula with help from the Sivananda Ashram Divine Life Society). The Ram Jhula was built in 1980. Ram is also known as Shivananda Jhula. Sivananda Ashram is one of the most famous ashram in Rishikesh. Sivananda ashram is also famous as yoga ashram. Ram Jhula connects Muni ki Reti to swarg ashram. Swarg Asrham area has Gita Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Ram Jhula has Gita Bhawan, Sawarg Ashram Parmarth Niketan at one side & Madhuban Ashram, Yog Niketan & the Shivananda Ashram (Divine Life Society) on other side. Ram Jhula also has a busy market on both sides. You can get gems, precious and semi-precious stones, knickknacks, clothes, puja items, CDs and tapes. There are also shops for the religious goods, ayurvedic medicines, caps, Nehru jackets, kurtas, salwar kameez, sarees and jewellery, bangles on the narrow streets. You can also pick up simple, painted Ganesh idols, gems, incense, rudraksh beads, paintings, Nataraja statues and statues of almost every deity in the Hindu pantheon. Ram Jhula is also good for food. It has some famous and good restaurants like Chotiwala and Madras café. There is also sweet shop of Gita Bhawan on the other side. Shop has aaloo puri & lot of sweets other sweets in the shop.

Places to Visit in Ram Jhula

Geeta Bhawan

Geeta Bhawan is a large complex located at the banks of holy river Ganaga in Swargashram, Rishikesh. Huge complex of Geeta Bhawan has several discourse halls and over 1000 rooms for the comfortable stay of devotees free of cost. Geeta Bhawan is a major place for devotees from far away places as they get free stay during their holy dip in river Ganga with listening to discourses and meditation.

Swarg Ashram

Swargashram is the oldest ashram in Rishikesh, the precedent of such popular ashrams as Shivananda ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarthand others. Swargashram is the yoga ashram from where the whole Hrishikesh started. And, we are sitting in the very center of this holy place.

Neelkanth Mahadev

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a sacred and famous temple located at 32 km from Rishikesh. Scenically situated on a hill at a height of 1330 mtrs, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a holy place to worship Lord Shiva. A famous pilgrimage near Rishikesh, this temple lies above Swargashram adjascent to Nar Narayan mountain .

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