Ram Jhula in Rishikesh: Walk through Footsteps of Lord Rama

Rishikesh, known as the Yoga capital of the country and one of the oldest cities in India, is a destination for both spiritual seekers and nature lovers. A must-visit for those traveling to Rishikesh  Ram Jhula – or The Rama’s Bridge – which hurls over the Ganga River and connects Swarg Ashram (The Heaven on Earth) on one side to Shivananda Ashram.

Rishikesh Ram Jhula is the city’s most famous landmark, one that offers a panoramic view of Rishikesh, the region’s famous destinations (including the temple-filled Shivanand Ashram and Swarg Ashram) and presents an extraordinary vista of the long Ganga river flowing beneath.

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Ram Jhula Photo
Ram Jhula Photo

Ram Jhula Rishikesh

The iron suspension bridge that arches over here is unarguably one of Rishikesh’s most famous landmarks, being called Ram Jhula for its proximity to Ram Temple on one side and to Swarga Ashram on the other. Though there are several other suspension bridges that also cross over Ganga in Rishikesh.

It is undoubtedly still considered among the most popular tourist attractions around here, offering travelers an unparalleled bird’s eye vantage point from which they can enjoy watching these places from above.

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Ramjhula & Ram Mandir Rishikesh
Ramjhula & Ram Mandir Rishikesh

Rishikesh Ram Jhula Attractions

There are many attractions in and around this location: Shivananda Ashram, Swargashram, Beatles Ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhawan, and many more holy places. There are markets on both sides of Ram Jhula bridge that take place throughout the week bringing the locals together with visitors.

Ram Jhula History

Ram Jhula is a durable cantilever bridge built in 1980 by the PWD with the help of Sivananda Ashram.  It hangs on the edge of the large vertical face of the higher Himalayan rock between Swargashram and Shivananda Nagar. The bridge also connects two Rishikesh towns, Lakshman Jhula to the city center/Laxman Jhula via Garuda Chowk.

How To Reach Ram Jhula

Rishikesh Railway Station to Ram Jhula Distance is about 4 km but if the distance you calculate from the newly made railway station that is called Yog Nagari Railway station then the distance is around 6 km.

From ISBT ( Bus Station Rishikesh ) to Ram jJhula approx 3 km and Jolly Grant Dehradun Airport, the distance approx 25 km.  From Haridwar to Ram Jhula  Distance is 32 km.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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