Nature’s wonders with Shaantam
Bungee jumping means jumping from a high place with a long elastic cord attached to your body. Bungee jumping is not for the weak hearted, it is for a hard core adventure lover. Imagine free falling from a cliff top platform just attached to a rubber cord- does it excite you? If yes, then Rishikesh is the place to be. This town boasts of having country’s highest bungee jump point, operated by experts from New Zealand with long standing experience. You jump from an altitude of around 220 to 273 feet with rubber cords tied to your ankles. The adrenaline rush you feel is beyond comparison. After the Jump, you are lowered down slowly to a drop zone in the river which has only 2 feet of water.
The site for bungee Jumping in Rishikesh is in a little hamlet known as Mohanchatti and goes with the name of Jumpin Heights. It is run by ex-army officers and experienced Bungee jump trainers from New Zealand – the Adventure Capital of the world. Safety is one of the main concerns for this extreme sport and at Rishikesh Bungee Jumping site all the International Safety Standards are followed.
The minimum age limit for bungee jumping is 12 years, the minimum weight is 40 kgs and maximum is 110 kgs. Also since the activity is extreme in nature, it is not suitable for people with the following medical conditions – Epilepsy, Heart Condition, High Blood Pressure, Back or Neck injuries, Recent Fractures, Asthma, Osteoporosis, and Pregnancy.