Ram Jhula is iron suspension bridge on the river Ganga in Rishikesh. Ram Jhula connects Muni Ki Reti with Swargashram. The bridge is pedestrian bridge but people also drive bikes on it. There are two similar bridges in Rishikesh. The old one is known as Lakshman Jhula. Ram Jhula is new one so it is named after Lakshman’s brother Lord Ram. Ram Jhula is total 230 meters long. Ram Jhula was built in 1986.
Ram Jhula is one of two most famous tourist areas in Rishikesh (another is Lakshman Jhula). Most of the famous ashrams are located very close to the Ram Jhula. Sivananda Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Gita Bhawan, Swargashram, Omkarnanda, Yog Niketan and many others are located near the Ram Jhula. Both end of the bridge has small market with multiple type of shops. You can also do boat ride near ram jhula. Here boat ride is on sharing basis.
How to Reach: Ram Jhula is very famous and centrally located. Ram Jhula is located at Muni Ki Reti 2 kms far from Lakshman Jhula. Ram Jhula has parking for vehicles but bigger vehicles (like tempo travelers and buses) are not allowed here. Nearest bus parking is Muni Ki Reti which is 1.5 km far. To reach the other side of the bridge by car is longer drive (12 kms one way drive from Badrinath Road – Neelkanth Bridge route) so most of the people go to other side of the bridge by walk over the bridge or by boat ride. For more details you can see map. Sharing basis auto rickshaws / vehicles are available from both side of Lakshman Jhula and from all major places such as Triveni Ghat, Bus Station, Railway Station.