Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh

Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh is the famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga. The bridge is 450 feet long and is situated at a height of 70 feet from the river.



As per mythological tales, once Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, crossed river Ganga at the same site using a suspension bridge, made of jute.


Hence the bridge came to be known as ‘Lakshman Jhula’. The present bridge is a iron bridge that was built in 1939.


43 comments:

Violet N. said...

The buildings are grand, with intricate designs. Nice reflection and color contrast.

Violet N. (promptings 2)

Vineeta Yashswi said...

You remind me so many beautiful memories again...

Fun60 said...

I imagine that bridge really sways as you walk across.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

amazing captures

Jeevan said...

Wonderful pictures on the bridge bearing a story on locale.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just beautiful Rajesh....but I tell you what, I don't think I'd be gazing up at the sky much while I walked on that bridge. I'd be watching my feet and hanging on for dear life probably!

Photo Cache said...

are those temples at the bank of the river? i sure hope you will show those to us one of these days.

Genie Robinson said...

This puts my swinging bridges of our county to shame. Oh, my goodness...I an not the least bit afraid of bridges like this, but I would not like to be on there with kids who start jumping up and down. Awesome captures. genie

Leovi said...

Nice pictures. Beautiful reflections in the clear waters of the river, it seems very good!

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi Rajesh
vedere in questa foto un ponte moderno contro un tempio così antico è di grande impatto visivo !
Molto bella questa foto :)
By Myriam

RNSANE said...

As always, you capture so much of the beauty that is India. I love this country so much.

My Thursday Challenge reflection shot is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2013/04/thursday-challenge-reflections-falling.html#links

Sylvia K said...

Awesome bridge and it does look like a great day in spite of the pale skies that I've come to expect of India!! Great shots, Rajesh, as always!!

krishna said...

i heard story about this Jhula, when it was actually a rope bridge from my father. He has the experience of traveling on that rope bridge. he went there long ago in his young age.

Indrani said...

The last shot a wonderful frame of memory.

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing architecture.

LifeRamblings said...

what a pleasant view from the bridge. is that you and your wife in the last photo?

Arija said...

Lovely bridge with a great view. Must be fun to walk across.

Meghana Hassan said...

grt captures....

Zuzana said...

Wow, what a fascinating bridge, isn't it scary standing there suspended so high?
Have a great weekend,
xoxo

sceneoftranquility said...

Breathtaking hanging bridge view.

TexWisGirl said...

very neat!

Susan said...

I love that 2nd image. What a beautiful spot.

'Tsuki said...

That's nice legend for a very impressive bridge... Thanks for the sharing ! :D

EastCoastLife said...

I would love to walk on the beautiful bridge.

AmitAag said...

Great captures, Rajesh:)
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/04/moods-rishikesh-in-himalayas.html

Annemor said...

Great capture and nice to know the legend too.
Best whishes.
Mormor

eden said...

Great shots!Love the views too.

eileeninmd said...

What a great view and the bridge is impressive. Thanks for sharing, Rajesh!

Laura said...

amazing architecture, wow!!!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for liking this old bridge.

George said...

I think I would feel more confident crossing on an iron bridge rather than one made of jute. It is a pretty bridge.

Catherine said...

lovely images...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I can't help but wonder if the bridge sways in a stiff wind.

Spidery Shadows

JM said...

Great bridge and amazing buildings on the other side!

Paula Scott said...

Breathtaking-all of it! The bridge, the temple (?) and the location where this all sits. It's a lot to take in.

joanne said...

intriguing photos of a very lovely place...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lovely reflection in river photo and very intriquing bridge photos ~ Nice couple on the bridge ~ ^_^

edenhills said...

Amazing beautiful captures!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures!

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/04/the-valley-view.html

Neeraj | www.bharari.net said...

I love these bridges that are sort of a staple of the Himalayas, no?

http://www.bharari.net/picture-of-the-week-25/

a Rat said...

beautiful pictures

Desi Traveler said...

Its such a beautiful place nicely captured by you.

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

I love this place .....have been there ages ago , we were on a road trip to gangotri,badrinath and Kedarnath. We stopped there for a while to take pics :) :)