In the Himalayas, the term JHULA is utilized to indicate a hanging bridge. The extension indicated here is at Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is named after Lord Rama. Only 3 km ahead downstream, north of Rishikesh at Muni Ki Reti, is an alternate 450 feet long an iron suspension span fabricated later joining the territories of Shivanand Ashram on the east bank and Swargashram on the west.
With the assistance of Shivananda Ashram, PWD built Ram Jhula in 1980. Formerly it was a hanging jute ropeway span without any columns like Lakshman Jhula. An alternate spot to which close Ram Jhula is Shivananda Ashram, Swargashram, Beatles Ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhawan and a lot of people all the more heavenly places. There are markets on both sides of the Ram Jhula.