Bungee jumping is one of the most invented adrenaline sports. Bungee jumping is an action-filled activity that involves head-first jumping from an elastic cord attached to feet. Bun gee jumping first was done in 1979. At that time bungee jumping was known as a sport but now bungee jumping is one of the most popular and enjoyed sports and is available in almost every destination in India and abroad.
Although bungee jumping does not require any prior experience, this is for everyone above sixteen years. Also, there are precautions to take for security purposes bungee jumping in Rishikesh is one of the popular things to do by tourists and adventure seekers.
BUNGEE JUMPING IN RISHIKESH
Location – Jumping heights, Rishikesh
Bungee jumping is a thrilling experience which can be enjoyed in Rishikesh at India’s first fixed- platform at Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh. Mohan Chatti is tucked in the divine Shivalik and will pump your adrenaline and give you an unforgettable experience. This 83-metre high jump is India’s highest jump and was designed by experts from Newzealand. This cantilever platform is built over a rocky cliff overlooking the river which is a tributary of river Ganga.
Bungee jumping is an activity of one hour from briefing till the completion of the activity. The minimum age required is 12 years and the weight should be 35 to 110 kgs. A dare to jump certificate along with a badge is provided by the team on the successful jump. The average jump speed of a person falling from a height of 83 metres is 140-150 kph.
Although Rishikesh has many other attractions for tourists such as Triveni ghat, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Lakshman Jhula, Ram jhula and beatless ashrams where you can go around if you wish to catch the essence of this ancient city which is a combination of spirituality and scenic beauty.
Activity timing- Between 10 Am to 5 PM
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Jolly grant airport, which is 38 km away from Bungee bridge. Once you reach there you may take a taxi or shared vehicle from the airport to reach the campsite.
If you are travelling by Bus then you need to reach the Rishikesh bus stand located at a distance of 21 km from Bungee bridge. For people who prefer to come by train, Haridwar railway station is the nearest one to reach Mohan Chatti
SAFETY AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Safety is a common question which arises in everybody’s mind when it comes to Bungee jumping in Rishikesh. If you are trying this adventure activity in Jumpin heights you need not to worry about such safety concerns. The jumpin height authority has ensured safety by appointing experts who are very experienced in bungee jumping in New Zealand. All the Newzealand authority guidelines are followed in Jumpin heights.
However this activity is extreme in nature, it is not recommended for people who are having any medical condition such as Neurological disorders, Heart disease, high blood pressure, neck injury and any fracture.
BEST SEASON FOR BUNGEE JUMPING
The best time for Bungee jumping actually is anytime throughout the year. However, monsoon is a suggested month and you should avoid this because monsoon will not allow you to enjoy the other activities such as cliff jumping and river rafting in Rishikesh. If you are visiting Rishikesh, you must try other activities too. December is recommended to attempt the Bungee jumping.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR BUNGEE JUMPING
Bungee jumping is an adventure and thrilling activity to attempt so it is important to follow the tips before this activity. Here are a few tips and suggestions for those who are planning to try bungee jumping in Rishikesh, especially in Jumpin heights. These tips are-
You should follow the instructions given by the instructor.
A You should inform the instructors about any health condition you feel you have beforehand.
You should wear comfortable clothes.
You should wear good quality shoes and just make sure to tie your laces.
Don’t overeat before the jump. Jumping on an empty stomach is recommended.
Avoid carrying valuable items such as mobile phones, cameras, jewellery or other expensive material.
You should lead from the front and if you are watching others jumping, your fear of heights will not go away so the only solution is a leap of faith. Try to attempt this as soon as you sign and be done with formalities. The longer you wait, the more time you will male excuses to convince yourself to back out.
You should trust your instructor. Jump instructors go through long, in-depth, and international training to become a qualified instructor. You can trust the instructor with your life.