Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh: India’s Highest Bungee Spot

by Rishi Agarwal

Rishikesh, the place of origin for Yoga and Testosterone is a must visit place in India. It is also the place where most of the adventure sport activities are organised.

 Bungee jumping from the highest point in Rishikesh is one such adventurous sport activity that can be done there. 

Bungee jumping is a sport in which a person jumps from a height using a rubber cord tied to his legs. The rope is tied to the ankle and when one jumps, it stretches and brings him back to the ground slowly. In Rishikesh bungee jumping, you will jump into the Ganges river which is considered holy by Hindus. It is one of those dreams that every adventurer dreams of doing it once in their lifetime.

Perfect for adventurers, thrill-seekers, and nature lovers, the Jumpin Heights in Rishikesh are sure to provide an outstanding experience. With a height of 83 metres and an experienced staff, you’re sure to have a great time. 

For those who aren’t familiar with bungee jumping, it is one of the safest and most exhilarating ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the world around us. It is a kind of jump from a certain height with a harness attached to your body, using which you can safely enjoy your jump. Jumpin Heights is located in Mohanchatti – a quiet and serene place in Rishikesh, which is just 15 minutes away from Laxman Jhula (the famous bridge).

 The area offers some amazing views of the Ganges River and Puri Yamunotri Temple.

This activity is perfect for all ages and is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm except on Tuesdays. At Jumpin Heights there are also other activities available like Zip Line, Rock Climbing Wall, Flying Fox etc.

The prices vary according to a few factors such as the height of the jump or whether you want to do the jump solo or tandem with a professional instructor by your side.

Tips for bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is a popular activity in Rishikesh, and people frequently ask  for tips on how to prepare for it. 

  • The most important thing to remember is: follow all the instructions given by the instructor. You’ll have a much better experience if you listen to what they tell you.
  •  If there’s anything they should be aware of, it’s better that they know about it before they make you jump.
  • Bungee jumping will probably leave you with bruises. Comfortable clothes are a must for bungee jumping in Rishikesh, and bring an extra pair of clothing with yourself just in case you get hurt.
  • Comfortable shoes are also important for bungee jumping. You don’t want your feet to be in uncomfortable shoes as you’re standing at the edge of the bridge (or any other high place). This is especially true if you’re going bungee jumping as a family: even though parents might be okay with risking their lives. They might not want their children to be too uncomfortable while doing so!
  • Carry an extra pair of clothing with yourself..

 Is bungee jumping safe? 

The simple answer is yes, but naturally that can’t be the last word on the topic.    

It goes without saying that safety is paramount when it comes to bungee jumping. This is why the Australian & New Zealand Standards Authority (AS/NZS) has created guidelines for all jumpers who follow this activity. These guidelines do everything from setting out how platforms are to be designed. To how exercises are to be conducted on site. In short, if you’re looking for a bungee jump operator who follows these guidelines, then you know you’re in good hands.

Health

  • If you have a heart condition, a back or neck injury, If you have recently had surgery. Then you should take extra precautions when trying this exercise.
  • While climbing is usually considered safe for people with osteoporosis, it is not recommended. The weight of the body can put pressure on certain parts of the body that might be weakened.
  • If you have asthma, it’s better to avoid this activity because your respiratory system could be affected by the increased physical activity.
  • Also, if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant within a month or two. Then you should also avoid this sport. Exercises like these could cause complications for your baby.

Best time to visit

The best time for bungee jumping in Rishikesh is between October and March—the winter months

Takeaway

Bungee jumping in Rishikesh is a thrilling way to see the Ganges River and the mountains in the distance. The view is spectacular, and it is wonderful to have all of that beauty spread out . It’s an experience that  I would highly recommend to anyone who is visiting Rishikesh.

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