Relatively a new high adrenaline activity in India for bravehearts, it involves jumping from a height wherein your ankles are tied to a large elastic cord. There are few destinations in India. Rishikesh offering the highest jump. Jumps take place from a cantilever platform constructed on a rocky bluff looking out over a tributary of the River Ganges.
When we free fall from a height, the cord stretches and rebounds, the momentum takes the jumper upwards and downwards. This up-and-down movement continues until the jumper comes to a standstill as all the energy generated in the elastic cord from the jump is exhausted. Although, a fall from a height though look terrifying. Despite this, Bungee jumping is a safe activity run by trained and experienced professionals using the best and the most reliable equipment with the most stringent safety procedures in place. All one need is a brave heart so you don’t back off !!
Bungee Jumping sites in India
North – Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Delhi
South – Bangalore (Karnataka)
West – Anjuna Beach, North Goa (10km north of Calangute)
Physical fitness is a must for a bungee jump. People with back problem, weak joints, high blood pressure, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, or a neurological disorder, or are pregnant are not adisable to take the jump. A general check on few parameters are performed before a jump. Ideally people with weight between 35 kg to 110 kg are taken for the jump and age group between 14 – 50. Age cannot be a limitation above 50 if instructer finds the person fit.
During strong winds and rains, jump is avoided.