Rishikesh is famous as the adventure capital of India, so people from all over the globe don’t need a second call to pack their luggage and go to have some fun in this amazing city.
Rishikesh is also well-known for having India’s highest bungee, operated by experts with significant experience.
So if you want to try this awesome experience, here is the perfect guide that covers all you need to know in one article.
Starting from the needed age to participate, passing through the safety tips and risks, and finishing with how to reach and the answer of every single question asked on Google.
Bungee Jumping Rishikesh
You’re one of those adventure enthusiasts? Great!
If you have the courage to take a leap of faith and experience a sudden adrenaline high. Bungee Jumping is not for everyone…
…it’s an adventure sport, where you’ll need to jump from a high river bridge, crane or a tower. But if you handle your fears you can step up and go for that life experience.
The safety in the Bungee Jumping Zone is ensured by hiring experienced employees of technically qualified extreme adventure sports experts. Most of them have operated bungee jumping in New Zealand, which is known as the country which commercialized the Bungy.
Everything has been prepared from the experts, and they guarantee a high level of training, good quality of the cords, and the number of checks and inspection schedules before every single jump.
Before jumping you will be equipped with two types of harness…
- body harness
- and an ankle harness
After the participants are done with the equipment part they fall from a high point with both feet tied to rubber cords. Once the jump is a fact, soon the cord reaches its maximum length and the participant body rebounds and goes upside down until the cord loses its velocity.
When the velocity is over the person in charge retrieves the participant through a rope or in a boat.
Which Period of the Year is Good for Bungee Jumping?
India can boast with perfect weather conditions during the whole year. So that means that bungee jumping can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Usually, only the monsoon season is not favorable for bungee jumping.
That’s because during the monsoon the weather can be very unpredictable and difficult for any type of outdoor activity.
So from June to October (which is the Monsoon season period), it’s not the best idea to be in India at all.
What are the Safety Requirements for this Adventure Sport?
We’ll start with the most important things you need to remember before jumping!
- 1. Don’t drink alcohol at least 5 hours prior to the jump.
- 2. Check all the equipment and take part in the activity only when you are fully confident about all the machinery.
- 3. Make sure the harness is properly fastened.
- 4. Do some warm-up exercises, stretch out your body, so you don’t get injured
- 5. Make sure all the safety measures are taken before you participate in bungee jump
After you’ve read the most important part let’s proceed to the other requirements.
Age, Weight, Health State…
Basically, if you are fit and fine there is usually no maximum and minimum age to enjoy bungee jumping. Normally the minimum age is 14 years, but there are faster-growing kids and this number can be changed if your kid is 40 kgs. or above and it is 12 years old.
So don’t worry about that…
….There is yet a maximum weight to be eligible for bungee jumping and it’s 110 kgs.
But there are medical conditions that could stop the people in charge to give you the opportunity to jump.
Here you can check them:
- Pregnant women
- People with heart problems
- Neurological disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Recent fracture
- Back or Neck injuries
So if you have any of these problems, you’re not able to jump.
An important thing to know is that cameras are strictly prohibited in, or around the jump zone.
Bungee Jumping Zone Standards
Since а few years, there are Indian Standards for the bungee jumping zone, and they are following the Australian & New Zealand Standards Authority Guidelines for commercial operations in Bungee Jumping.
The launchpad prepared for the jump is always located in a such a manner that rocks or any other objects (e.g trees) that can possibly hurt you while you’re having fun bungee jumping, so you don’t need to be worried about this.
There is some documentary part you’ll need to do before you can experience what it is to see the ground while falling freely from a great height.
You’ll need to give your signatures to the people in charge of a form that mentions that if anything happens to you during the jump it will be your responsibility…
For example, if you receive high blood pressure, heart attack or nos bleeding you can’t complain to the organizers.
But if you get hurt because of fault in any safety measure than the responsible people for that will be the organization.
So Where is the best bungee jumping destination in India?
Its name is Rishikesh
As we already told you, there is a reason why Rishikesh is called the adventure capital of India.
There you can go to the highest point for bungee jumping in the city which is around 83 meters high. This height became a reality after a cantilever was built on a cliff.
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How I Can Reach the Bungee Jumping Zone?
So, to reach the bungee jumping zone you’ll need to get out from Rishikesh and go to a small village called Mohan Chatti…
…But don’t worry it’s not a big deal to go there.
Here is how to reach Mohan Chatti
Mohan Chatti is a small village, located 25 away from Rishikesh, and you have multiple choices of different transport to this location.
The first of them and maybe the best one you could choose is to catch the “Jumping Heights” bus which will take you directly to the bungee jumping zone for the small price of 4$ USD per person.
So if you want to book a ticket for bungee jumping and bus you can just click the link below and book your tickets in advance, so you won’t miss your chance to experience this amazing activity.
The second possibility is just to hire a taxi and tell the driver you want to go for a bungee jumping, you can be sure that he knows where to go.
But don’t forget to book your tickets in advance, because you can go there and wait hours until it’s time for your turn to jump…
What are the Prices for Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh?
The price for the bungee jump will be 50$ USD, as there are some more interesting attractions you can try you can check better the price range here…
This was all you need to know before going bungee jumping during your stay in Rishikesh.
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