Dare to jump?

Published: Nov 29, 2011, 09:41 IST | Promita Mukherjee |

Adventure sports buffs in the city can check out Jumpin Heights, set amidst mountains in Rishikesh for a thrill

Adventure sports buffs in the city can check out Jumpin Heights, set amidst mountains in Rishikesh for a thrill

Yes, we know and we agree that Delhi is hot-blooded. They look for spaces to vent out their aggression all the time. Case in point, the numerous parking fights in residential areas, the road rage �need we say more?  Which is why we thought of this place as an option to channelise all the anger in you. Calm down, don't get excited, we are not announcing the opening of a fight club here.  

The 1km long Flying fox

Rather, we want you to drive out of the city, soak in the nature around you once you hit the hills and give in to the arms of nature, literally. Wind your way up the hills, 15kms up from Laxmanjhula in Rishikesh to reach a place called Mohanchatti, with the gurgling green Ganga beside you all the way giving you and the mighty Himalayas company. 

Adventure lovers are harnessed to a wire and released by gravity

It is there, with a pretty stream beneath you and the hills all around you will you get a chance to be at peace with yourself.  Confused? Well, think Flying fox and bungee jumping and swinging midair with the help of a rope. Decreases those aggression levels? Makes you feel peaceful? What? Increases your adrenaline and sets the heart pumping? 

The cantilever platform from where bungee jumping and giant swing 
takes place

Well, that's what the thought of a jump from a height of 83m makes you feel initially. But once you have pulled your thoughts together and prepared the mind for the leap, you will feel a strange peace within yourself. Manage to jump off the platform and reach the ground (where you will immediately be put on a bed to collect your bearings, and the breath) and you feel a strange peace within yourself. It is like getting a second life. 

And that's not the end of it. Hike up the hill (an arduous 20 minute uphill climb) and walk to the platform to swing in the air. Of course, you will be given a seat and a chest harness. Still not done? Hike up again (two hills this time) and zip down a 1km long line as gravity takes you along the 1km wire strung 120m high. 

All these activities are being organised by Jumpin Heights, an adventure sports company that is headed by a retired Armyman -- Captain Rahul Nigam. The bungee has been designed by New Zealander David Allardice and has crew from the country. Safety standards are among the highest and equipment is checked regularly.  So release the adventure buff in you and defy gravity. 

At: Jumpin Heights, Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh
when: Except Tuesday
Call: 7830404067
Cost: Rs 5,000 per person for all three activities

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