Ram Jhula
Ram Jhula Bridge view from Muni Ki Reti
Coordinates30°07′24″N 78°18′52″E / 30.123238°N 78.314438°E / 30.123238; 78.314438
CarriesPedestrians and cyclists
CrossesRiver Ganges
LocaleRishikesh
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
History
Opened1986
Location

Ram Jhula (Hindi: राम झूला) is an iron suspension bridge across the river Ganges, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-east from the town Rishikesh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The bridge connects the Sivananda Nagar area of Muni Ki Reti in Tehri Garhwal district to Swargashram in Pauri Garhwal district crossing the river from west to east. Built in the year 1986, the bridge is one of the iconic landmarks of Rishikesh.

There are many Hindu ashrams and religious centers established at both sides of the Ganges.[1] It is also a connecting bridge between Sivananda Ashram located in Muni Ki Reti to Gita Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan and other temples located in Swargashram. Though similar in design, this bridge is bigger than Lakshman Jhula which is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) upwards the river stream.[2] This bridge is constructed with the span of 750 feet (230 m).

Motorbikes are allowed to run on this bridge.

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Coordinates: 30°07′24″N 78°18′52″E / 30.123238°N 78.314438°E / 30.123238; 78.314438