Lakshman Jhula is a major tourist destination in Rishikesh, situated at the foot of the Himalayan mountains in Garhwal, Uttaranchal. There is a swing 5 kilometers ahead of Rishikesh, this swing is known as Laxman swing. The Lakshman Jhula (bridge) tied and girded in strong iron ropes, ankles, sheets, etc. is located 70 feet high from the flow of Ganga. Lakshman Jhula connecting one side of the Ganges river to the other shore is the special identity of Rishikesh. Earlier this swing was built by Laxman ji. It was redesigned in time, ie in 1939 AD. There are Lakshman and Raghunath temples near the 450 feet long Laxman swing. Laxman can be seen standing on the swing and enjoying the beautiful scenery around. It is said that Lakshman built a jute swing at this place to cross the river Ganges. When people walk on the Laxman swing (bridge), it appears to be swinging.
Ram Jhula is built between Shivanand and Swarg Ashram in Rishikesh city of Uttarakhand state. Hence it is also known as ‘Shivanand Jhula‘. A swinging bridge is built in front of Shivanand Ashram, which is known as Ram Jhula. Ram Jhoola is located close to Laxman Jhula. Ram Jhula is the way to take it from across the Ganges to the Swargashram region. Ram can also bear swing loads. Two-wheelers can often be seen coming out of it. When people walk on the Ram Jhula (bridge), it seems to be swinging. Eating hesitantly, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Ganges flowing down from the top of the Ram Jhula.
The Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh, situated at the foot of the Himalayan mountains in Garhwal, Uttaranchal, is one of the major tourist destinations. Triveni Ghat is the main bathing ghat in Rishikesh where many devotees take a dip in the holy Ganges river in the morning. It is said that on the Triveni Ghat, there is a confluence of the three major rivers of Hinduism, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. From the Triveni Ghat itself, the Ganges River turns to the right. At one end of the Triveni Ghat, there is a beautiful statue of the Ganges emanating from the jata of Shivji, while on the other side there is a beautiful statue of Shri Krishna and a huge Ganga Mata temple, giving Gita knowledge to Arjuna. When walking on the ghat, descending the stairs on the other side, the beautiful form of Ganga is seen from here. In the evening there is a grand aarti at Triveni Ghat and lamps are left in the Ganges, at that time there is a lot of crowd at the ghat.
Swarg Ashram is located in the city of Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand. Swarg Ashram is the oldest ashram established by Swami Vishuddhanand. Swamiji was also known by the name Kali Kamali. Many beautiful temples are built at this place. There are many restaurants to eat and drink here, where only vegetarian food is served. There are many handicrafts shops around the ashram.
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