The Laxman Jhula is a big iron suspension bridge on the river Ganges which is 4.5 kms outside of Rishikesh. It is believed that Laxmana (Brother of lord Ram) crossed the river here by jute rope. The current bridge was built in 1929 in when the old bridge (1989 built) was damaged in flood. Laxman Jhula is a pedestrian bridge but the bridge is used for bikes too.
Laxman Jhula is popular among tourists for shopping and other activities such as rafting. A small market is available on the both side of bridge for shopping. Many precious things such as gems and stones, clothes, worship material, spiritual music CD’s can be purchased from these markets.