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India Bungy Jumping
Overview

If adventure is the name of the game, there is nothing more adventurous than getting a high from falling from a height. Bungee can be classified in the category of sports, which, to put simply, is the name of courage under fire. Falling from a height of around 120 to 700 feet and bunging up and down is only for those who have no love lost for their life! However, on a realistic plane, there is only an iota of risk involved in this game as most of the organizations that hold such events maintain high quality of professionalism. And if you won't die of fear, you would be okay after all.

There are great debates among the bungee jumpers as to the origin of the game. Some of them say that bungee jumping started with the people of Vanatu in the Pacific who used to throw themselves down from the towers with their ankle tied with vines.

The Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club took inspiration from this ritual and started few experimental jumps in the 1970s. A. J. Hacket (owner of the bungee jumping company by the same name) saw the video of these jumps and thought of developing it as an adventure sports. He tested the latex rubber cords in the extreme conditions and jumped first at Tinges, France and a new game was born.

According to legend, the sports got its first jumper around 1,500 years ago. This happened when a tribal ran away from her enraged husband who tried to kill her. However, when she saw her husband gaining in speed, she climbed a tree and perched herself at the top. But the husband was behind her even there. As a last resort, she tied her legs with few vines and jumped on, thereby giving birth to a new and exciting adventure sports.

The sport was commercialized in the mid-eighties, and within a few years, became quite popular in Europe and North America. In India, bungee jumping came in the early 1990s. Today, most of the Indian metros have bungee jumping sites and more and more people are taking to this adventure sports.

GENERAL INFORMATION - Bungee Jumping in India
Type: Aero-sports
Physical Requirements
There's not much physical requirement in bungee jumping except your mental strength. You should contact your medical consultant for information on your current physical status and suitability for the sports. As for the basic information, you should not be an expectant mother, should not have high blood pressure, must not have any heart problem, and better if you don't have any orthopedic problem. Several cases of blood vessel rupture of the eye have been reported from bungee jumpers. In most of the cases, the sight returns in a few days, but if you have any eye problem, you should avoid the game.

Any person is allowed to participate in the game if he thanks that he is physically fit. Minors below the age of 14 need to get a letter from their guardian while a person above the age of 50 needs to show a medical certificate that he is physically fit to participate in the game. MAJOR DESTINATIONS
All major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Goa provide bungee jumping facilities.

Delhi:
Wanderlust Travels has set up a mobile crane for bungee jumping in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. You can try your jumping skills from a height of 130 feet.

Bangalore:
Ozone is an adventure sports club based in Bangalore that conducts bungee jumping from a height of 80 feet. The jumping pad is stationed at Kanteerava Stadium.

Goa:
Gravity Adventures provide bungee jumping experience from a permanent tower. Enjoy the fun with Asia's first bungee jumping club. Gravity Zone Gravity Adventures North Anjuna Beach, Goa, India

BEST TIME
No specific time except the bad time! Bungee jumping is one sport in which you can indulge fully without any compulsion of climatic conditions.

THE PROCESS
Bungee jumping is nothing but extending your limits as an individual mentally as well as physically. The first time when you are geared up for bungee jumping, the only thing that comes to your mind is what you are going to do and what is going to be the result. Whether you will be safe after the fall is the second question. However, once you are through with the ritual, you will find a great boost to your morale and your self-confidence.

The real action starts at the site of bungee jumping on the designated day. The first thing you are needed to do is to sign an indemnity bond stating that anything that happened to you during the process is your responsibility and not of the organizer. However, remember that if anything happens to the participant due to laxity of the organizer, the onus is his. You will be than weighed by the bungee personnel and assigned a particular weight category. The next step is to wear all your gears with maximum care and go up the bungee pad-it may be a crane, tower, river bridge, or any other place. All the equipments will be checked again and you are ready to jump. Many thoughts may come to you at this point of time and blood will be racing through your body. You will be counseled about the final pre-jump procedure and then dispatched from the jump station. After your successful attempt, the personnel can retrieve you either in a boat (if you are bungee jumping in a lake or river) or you will be pulled up by using a rope. After the successful jumping, you will be experiencing the post-bungee euphoria in different ways.

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