Some of the biggest tourist spots of Rishikesh include the Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. They are suspended bridges that connect the banks of the Ganga at two different places. Being a common tourist destination, the Ram and Lakshman Jhulas are visited by many Indians and foreigners alike.
Ram Jhula Located at a distance of 3 kilometres from the hotel- EllBee Ganga View, Ram Jhula is considered one of the most sacred places in the country. Every year, it sees thousands of visitors visiting surrounding ashrams. The two most popular temples at the Ram Jhula are Swarg Ashram and Geeta Bhagwan. The number of tourists visiting these two temples is much higher when compared to visitors in Lakshman Jhula. If you are visiting the Ram Jhula, make sure you are present at the Geeta Bhagwan ghat during the evening prayer. On the banks of the Ganga, you will witness a unique sight of the holy river being worshiped by hundreds of religious Hindus. Make sure you bring your camera along and witness the prayer that lasts for thirty minutes. Among the most popular restaurants in this region is the Chotiwala.
Lakshman Jhula This suspended bridge connects the two banks of the Ganga and is situated 5 kilometers from the hotel EllBee Ganga View. You can also visit this holy place on the way down from Badrinath. The original bridge was built using jute ropes but was renovated in 1889. There are several temples around the Lakshman Jhula that are visited by numerous devotees. The Tera Manzil Temple located at the side of the Lakshman Jhula attracts many religious devotees.