GOA! The name itself arouses enduring excitement and joy. The city that redefines holidays is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, not only for its beaches, night life and vibrant lifestyle, but also for its adventure sports. It offers a sea of adventure sports for tourists, with the most famous being parasailing, scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, speed boating, trekking and of course bungee jumping.
If you have been dreaming about doing the bungee jump, here’s some good news for you. Goa now offers two bungee jumping spots, out of which one is located at Anjuna beach and operates from a height of about 80 feet, while the other spot was recently inaugurated by Jumpin Heights on 27th August, 2019 near the Mayem Lake, North Goa. So, if you are planning to go to Goa any time soon, you can bungee jump not once, but twice!
Jumpin Heights, The Bungy People set up India’s First Extreme Adventure Zone in Rishikesh in 2010 by building India’s highest bungee jumping platform and are now thrilled to have set up their second action in the holiday capital of India; Goa. The 55 meters Jump is set up at Mayem Lake, North Goa, a 35 minutes’ drive from the very popular Baga Beach. Run by ex-Army officers and with Jump Masters trained extensively under Experts from New Zealand, Jumpin Heights adheres to Australia and New Zealand standards of safety for bungee operations and have revolutionized how safety in adventure sports is perceived in India. This glorious project is supported by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC).
Speaking to Financial Express, Captain Rahul Nigam (Managing Director and Founder) and Ms Niharika Nigam (Director – Business Development) of Jumpin Heights quoted, “We are excited to launch our 2nd Bungee location and proud to provide this platform for adventure to the youth and tourists within the beautiful state of Goa. We are grateful to the government of Goa for supporting us. Jumpin Heights was launched in 2010 and has successfully completed over 80,000 bungee jumps and has been instrumental in Rishikesh becoming the adventure capital of India, as acknowledged by the survey released in January by the Ministry of Tourism. The overwhelming response in Rishikesh is something we adore and we are expecting the same enthusiasm from Goa as well.”
Bungee jumping is definitely one of the top adventures which is on the bucket list of almost everyone. Tied to a rope and jumping from a height, gives an adrenaline experience different from other adventures. You experience a baggage of mixed emotions such as thrill, fun, nervousness, fear and even courage. It is an altogether stupefying and exhilarating experience performed under the supervision of certified professionals and with full safety measures.
Bungee Jumping across other parts of India
With adventure sports taking a strong hold, activities like parasailing, paragliding, trekking, jet-skiing, hot air ballooning, heli-skiing, river rafting, scuba diving and snorkeling are gaining traction in the country. Bungee jumping being another hot favourite too is taking new roots in India and is available in major metro cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Goa.
Let’s have a look at the top Bungee Jumping destinations in India:
Located in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, is the country’s first and oldest bungee site, and easily the best known. Conducted by Jumpin Heights, jumps take place from a cantilever platform constructed on a rocky bluff looking out over a tributary of the River Ganges. The height of this bungee jump is 83 meters. If thrill and adventure are on your mind, then bungee jumping in Rishikesh should not be missed. The adrenaline rush that this adventure sport promises is second to none.
Located in Delhi, Wanderlust Operators conduct bungee jump from a crane at the height of 130 feet and after you have taken your leap of faith and survived, you get a certificate, a ‘I did it’ T-shirt and a cap. This is one of the oldest and best bungee jumping spots in India.
Located in Lonavala, a convenient two hours’ drive from Mumbai and a small hill station on the outskirts of Pune, a beautiful place and a perfect one for bungee jumping in India which takes place in an adventure park called Della Adventures. You jump from a height of 150 feet, earning a certificate after the successful jump. The whole thrilling experience lasts for around 7-10 minutes.
Located in Bangalore, Ozone Adventures conduct bungee jumping from a height of about 80 feet above the ground. The only difference between bungee jumping in Bangalore and Rishikesh is that there is no fixed platform in Bangalore. The entire equipment for bungee jumping is fastened to a 130 feet high mobile crane. This jump is also one of the most popular bungee jumps in India.
Located in Goa, at the stunning Anjuna beach, the Gravity Adventure Zone conduct bungee Jumping from a height of about 80 feet. The shorter height is much less daunting than the ones in Rishikesh and Lonavala. It has the best and most adventurous geographical backdrop overlooking the Anjuna beach, which makes bungee jumping even more amazing and is best for first-timers.
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WHY SAY YES TO BUNGEE JUMPING?
“Three, two, one, fly..” are typically the last words heard before one goes soaring out of a plane or from the top of a cliff or bridge, free-falling towards the earth’s surface at an overwhelming speed. There’s just something about that feeling — the feeling of having your heart in your mouth and stomach stuck in your throat — that makes so many adrenaline junkies crave for more. This jump is one of the few situations in the world where you can safely freefall from a great height.
Who doesn’t love the feeling of freefalling, the adrenaline rush and the freedom of leaping from a platform? So whether you’re in it for the thrill or you’re here to face your biggest fear, bungee jumping is one of the most liberating and thrilling experiences ever.
As we love to encourage people to live their life to the fullest, we recommend everyone to try this sport at least once in their lifetime and become a part of the select group of adranalin-seeking Bungee Jumpers!
Now, how about falling freely from the sky above and letting go of all your worries?
Yay, say YES to BUNGEE!