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I stood at a height equal to 30th floor of a building. The wind was strong & made the platform sway. I was getting ready for an 83 meter jump. “Done” exclaimed the instructor, and I started walking towards the edge.
The platform vibrated as I walked and approached the edge. I looked down and skipped a heart beat! The rocks were visible at the bottom of a river which flowed gently in its purest form. What if the cord snaps? What is I jumped down and didn’t come back up? What if I twist my arm or leg beyond repair? Well, such questions kept rising in my mind, making me real nervous. The instructor advised me to not look down but straight. I saw a yellow board where one can concentrate if scared of heights. But, I decided to look down before and during the jump! I was determined to keep my eyes open and submit myself to the expertise of these Bungee jumping professionals.
“1, 2, 3 Jump! Jump! Jump!”
I jumped! I was accelerating at a dangerous pace towards the river. I screamed. My screams pierced through the peaceful valley and the green forests around me. Was it due to the fear of death? No! It was pure bliss! Immense exhilaration! These cheerful screams were due unprecedented adrenaline rush which I was experiencing, while falling through multiple layers of air at a rapid, very rapid pace. Check out my Jump in the video below.
My Jump Video (Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh)
3 seconds, the free-fall lasted for only 3 seconds. But, that was more than enough to qualify Bungee Jumping as the most thrilling adventure of my lifetime! I was pulled back by the cord tied at my ankle and that’s when I regained my senses. In my mind, I played those 3 seconds multiple times and realized what I had just done was a nerve-wrecking & thrilling experience. I oscillated and bounced back multiple times, hanging from the platform way above me.
Then, there was peace. My screams and joyous cheers had subdued and nature’s silence had enveloped my intense emotions. I was at peace now and just stared at the trees far away while hanging upright. The staff helped me to get down, offered me a water bottle and showed me directions to trek back to the office. I waited for my friends to jump. After some more screams, we all had finished our jumps. We stayed there for some time, observing more people displaying their bravery. Finally, we trekked back to the office and headed towards Shivpuri, where we would camp tonight, in anticipation of a 27 KM rafting expedition the next day!
Best Bungee Jumping in India can be enjoyed in the holy town of Rishikesh. Many adventure enthusiasts visit Uttarakhand with the agenda of river rafting & bungee jumping in Rishikesh. This peaceful and holy town in Uttarakhand is referred to as the Adventure Capital of India.