Bungee Jumping

About the Sport:

Bungee jumping is an adventure sport that involves jumping from a tall structure or a high surface. Usually the surface is several hundred feet or meters high. This is done with the help of an elastic cord. One end of the rope is attached to an intensely secure tough stationary object at the jumping point and the other end is bound tightly to the jumper’s body. In this exhilarating free fall, the jumper bounces up and down repeatedly until all the energy from the jump is used up.

Variations of bungee jumping are as follows:
Catapult, Twin Tower, Trampoline, Ramp, Suspended Catch Air Device, Running.
Bungee jumping guarantees you a unique experience of flying. If you have the daring and are ready to take a explore, then go ahead and enjoy the exclusive thrill of this sport!

Relation To India:

Bungee Jumping is a popular and well-received adventure sport in India. There are many organizers offering this sport under professional guidance and are closely following  observing all the safety protocols. Some of the bungee Jumping locations in India are Rishikesh in Uttrakhand , Palace Grounds and Kanteerva stadium in Bangalore and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. There is a permanent tower for bungee jumping in Goa.

Tips / Precautions / Interesting Facts:

Bungee jumping is an extreme adventure sport. So it is advisable that people with good physical vigor should practice this sport. If you are not so physically fit please avoid doing this activity.  Avoid bungee jumping specially during the rainy season. All the clubs conducting this sport have experienced personnel who always consider your safety as the foremost thing in their mind.


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Do's

  • Observe the safety guidelines
  • Wear comfortable and well-fitted clothes
  • Have an instructor to guide you
  • Check your safety gear and harness properly

Don'ts

  • Don’t ignore any health issues
  • Don’t eat anything while jumping
  • Don’t leave your hair open
  • Don’t look down before you start your jump

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