You have seen the thrill of jumping from the heights on television and often wondered when will you get to do the same. Well on a vacation to Rishikesh one can always lure the benefit of exploring the finest places to visit here and feel the thrill of freefalling with bungee jumping. The activity involves jumping down from a tall structure while your body is connected to a large elastic cord. The stunt can be enjoyed from high bridges, helicopters, tall buildings and hot air balloons but in Rishikesh you get to jump from a specially built platform on a cliff. Overlooking the beautiful surroundings and the mighty Ganga river beneath, Rishikesh offers the activity of bungee jumping from the height of about 83 meters. Definitely not for the faint hearted ones, the best bungee jumping tours in Rishikesh is one of those adventures which tests the lengths you can go to have the taste of thrill and excitement in your life.
Designed and set up by a New Zealander – David Allardice, bungee jumping in Rishikesh is coordinated by expert professionals who properly train you before you jump down like a daredevil. After the Jump, the jumpers are lowered down to a drop zone in the river which has only two feet of water there. Once you have fought your fears and had the most unforgettable adventure, you can walk up to the cafeteria and watch the exciting photographs and videos of your jump. Also do not forget to bring back your ‘Dare to Jump’ certificate to remind you of the adventurous day. Definitely worth a try for once in your life, bungee jumping in Rishikesh is the best opportunity to savor an adrenaline rush. Taking the meaning of adventure to a whole new level, all adventure aficionados should add the thrilling activity to their itineraries when vacationing in Rishikesh.
Here are some of the best bungee jumping tours in Rishikesh listed out for you to choose better.
People Also Ask About Bungee jumping in Rishikesh
How far is Rishikesh from Delhi? How can I reach Rishikesh from Delhi?
- Road:Distance between Delhi and Rishikesh is 242 km via NH 334.
- Air: Jolly Grand is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 15 km away. Multiple direct flights are available from Delhi, making it affordable and faster to fly to the area. From Delhi airport, it’s a 6 to 7 h journey.
- Train: Travelling by train is a little difficult. Although a quite branch connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, there are just three slow trains daily. From Delhi, the city is about 230 km away and is well connected with buses.
Where is Bungee jumping center located in Rishikesh?
India’s highest fixed platform Bungee, ‘Jumpin Heights’ (83m) at Mohanchatti, which is 25 km from Rishikesh is ideal for bungee jumping.
When is the best time to do Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh? Is it open for all 12 months?
The best months would be March to June and September-end to November.
They close during July to mid-September. Weekly they’re shut on Tuesdays.
What things must be kept in mind before doing bungee jumping?
Before going for the jump, remember that safety is most important. Although it’s very tempting to try various stunts during free fall, try not to be very creative. You must wear comfortable clothes, according to the weather but make sure it’s not very loose as it may create complications. Don’t wear shorts and skirts as safety ropes may burn your skin with abrasion. Wear jeans instead. The gear should fit you well.
You should lead from the front so that you don’t get time to make excuses and convince yourself to back out. Jump before the countdown ends or you might not jump. Look straight, don’t look down. Don’t exert your brain too much and trust your instructor. Don’t eat too much else you’ll puke while jumping. Don’t carry any valuables with you and most importantly, have faith in yourself.
What is the cost of doing bungee jumping in Rishikesh?
You can bungee jump from ‘Jumpin Heights’ at INR 3,500 with 100 bucks entry fee and 300 bucks coaching fee, per person.
Is it really safe to do Bungee Jumping?
It is completely safe. The zip line used is of high international standards. The designers of the adventure sports conduct external audits regularly to ensure safety measures are in place. Jumpin Heights is the best operator having a team of highly trained professionals from New Zealand that not only tie you with ropes around your ankles and chest but also instill the required confidence in you.
The chords used to tie you are selected considering your weight so you needn’t worry about that. The safety measures are foolproof so chuck your inhibitions and prepare for the exhilarating experience.
What is the height from which I will do bungee jumping in Rishikesh?
You’ll jump from the highest Bungee jumping point ‘Jumpin Heights’ which is 83 m above sea level, roughly around 273 ft i.e. about the height of a 22 storied building.
Can two persons jump together or only one can jump at once?
No, two people can’t jump together as it increases the risk factor and the organizers can’t risk the safety of the people.
Can we jump along with the guide if we want to?
No, I’m sorry but you can’t. This is because this adventure is designed to make you get rid of your fear of heights and to experience that sense of achievement after overcoming the risk involved. The organization won’t spoil the experience for you.
Will we get the video of our jump? How much will be the cost?
Yes, videos can be bought though cameras are strictly prohibited on or around the jump and this is non-negotiable.
Is it safe for heart patients to do Bungee jumping?
Definitely not. Heart patients are prohibited from jumping or flying, due to its extreme nature. The authorities will never risk lives in the name of adventure.
Can small kids do bungee jumping as well?
Kids can’t bungee jump but teenagers above the age 12 can.
Can a person with vision problem do bungee jumping?
It depends on the severity of the problem. You’re obliged to inform the crew in case some severe condition exists, especially when you’re above the age of 40 in which case you’d be allowed to jump at their discretion.
Actually, bungee jumping can put vision at risk. There has been a certain case where a blood blister was reported to have been formed in the back of a lady’s eye who took a plunge while tied to the bungee. Since such cases are very rare we can’t recommend not to bungee jump, but it is a potential complication of this sport.
Who all should avoid doing bungee jumping?
Bungee jumping is a thrilling adventure sport in Rishikesh which can be undertaken by most of us except those who have heart conditions, back or neck injury, recent fracture, and dislocation, high BP, asthma 6, neurological disorders, epilepsy, osteoporosis, pregnancy etc.
In any other relevant condition, especially above the age of 40, you’re obliged to inform the crew and may be allowed to jump at their discretion.
Is there a river flowing below the bungee jumping spot? Can we take a dip in it?
Yes, there is a river which has only 2ft of water. At the end of the jump, you’ll be lowered to this drop zone, so yeah, you can take a dip in it if you want.
What happens in case any of any contingency?
With modern manufacturing methods and safety practices, chances of contingency are rare. Still bungee jumping accidents like, eye trauma, dislocation, back injury and broken bones can occur if strict guidelines haven’t been followed. In such cases immediate medical help is provided. Victim is quickly taken to the hospital where he/she undergoes various tests and treatment procedures.
Is medical staff there for any aid?
Yes, a well-trained medical staff is present at the sight, in order to provide first aid to the victims.
Do we need to make advance booking for it?
You can book earlier using Thrillophilia. It is better to book in advance or else it might just get sold out. Especially during peak season, a lot of tourists visit this place.
Can we do camping and rafting as well in Rishikesh?
Yes you can try camping and rafting in Rishikesh. Amidst the picturesque untouched environment of Rishikesh, camping and rafting would not just let you have fun but will also help you connect with nature.
Can we do flying fox activity as well? How much it will cost?
In this cool adventure sport, one is supposed to go from one mountain to another via a thick long wire. We can definitely try at Jumpin Heights, in fact, we have an option to choose for a combo of bungee jumping and flying fox package in Rishikesh.
This combo would cost around INR 4700 and flying fox alone for INR 3000.
Can we do a Giant Swing in Rishikesh? How much it will cost?
Just like flying fox you may do Giant Swing which is carried out from the same platform but instead of attaching a cord to your ankle, a seat harness is provided and two ropes are attached to it.so, instead of a free fall, after the jump, those ropes attached to the harness start swinging you like a pendulum, hence acting like one giant swing tied from the height of 83m. This activity is done by two people at a time.
It can be performed as a combo of bungee and swing for INR 6500 or separately for INR 3500 per person.
Which are some good sightseeing attractions in Rishikesh?Rishikesh has a big list of places to visit and activities to do:
- Triveni Ghat for Ganga Aarti
- Parmarth Niketan Temple
- Lakshman Jhula
- Ram Jhula
- Neelkanth Mahadev
- Kunjapuri Devi Temple
- The Beatles Ashram
- Neer Garh Waterfalls
- Jumpin Heights
- Geeta Bhawan
- Bharat mandir
- Rishi Kund
- Terah manzil temple
- Vashishtha cave
- Shivananda ashram
- Nirmal ashram; the list is endless
What other things can be done in Rishikesh?There are a lot of things to do in Risikesh:
- River Rafting
- Bungee Jumping
- Luxury Camping
- Camping and Rafting
- Flying Fox
- Air Safari
- Giant Swing
- Body Surfing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain biking
- Beach volleyball
How far is Haridwar from Rishikesh? Is it worth visiting there too?
Haridwar is almost 20km from Rishikesh and it takes around 36 min to reach there via NH7 and NH34. Propitiously located at the point where Ganges emerges from Himalayas, Haridwar is Uttarakhand’s holiest place.
The sheer number of people visiting Haridwar give it a chaotic but reverent feel. Being so panoramic, it offers a list myriad sacred and bountiful places to visit within and around the city. Whether for pilgrimage, seeking solace of mind, exploring the beauty of snow-clad Himalayas or for the quest of Moksha, the list of places to visit here are positively prismatic.
Within the religious hierarchy of India, it is far more significant than Rishikesh and is therefore worth a visit.