Bungee Jumping has been evolving as one of the most craved adventure sports in India for the past few years and the idea of jumping from great heights with a rope as assurance that you’re not gonna die gives great thrill. Just for few seconds, one can experience the might of gravity and completely give in only to take home one of the greatest gifts of their life-the guts to go for the jump. While the jump can be done by anybody, only those with guts can return with glory for the cord stretches and rebounds until all the force is exhausted. Those few freaky moments which make your hair on the back of neck stand and give you goosebumps are the defining moments of your life. It can be counted a near death experience when all your hope lies on the tautness of the rope holding you back.
Although it seems freakingly cool, there are many safety measures that should be taken before performing this act. A professional guide at this jump would definitely ask you to get a medical clearance from your doctor and people who fear heights or having high BP should not undertake this sport. Needless to mention pregnant women and old people.
That said, the seriousness and awesomeness of this adventure is projected duly.
Now comes the question of those adventure spots where you can take up this act. The most famous bungee jumping spot in India is in Rishikesh(Shivpuri) in Uttarakhand where its an 83 metres high bungy, and after the jump, the jumper is lowered to a drop zone in the river of depth just 2 ft.
Another location is in Bangalore at Palace Grounds set up in 2009 by skilled professionals from Australia, NewZealand with a huge crane at a height of 150 metres, and another location is at Kanteerva Stadium, Bangalore which is 80 feet high set up by an adventure sports club called Ozone.
There are also bungee jumping in Goa which has first been setup in 1999 in Anjuna village which is just 10km away from the Calagunte beach,North Goa. This bungee is 80 feet tall and there’ s an inflated airbag in the drop zone.
Another such adventure spot can be found in Delhi; i.e. 40km away from Delhi at Damdama Lake which is at a height of 43 meters. Trained officials from Germany and military cords are used in there to ensure safety of the jumper.
All in all, bungee jumping is an exhilarating experience, but not for weak hearts.