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Adventure sports are not only activities for thrill seekers but also something that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Such sports that give people an instant boost of adrenaline can be quite stimulating as well. If you are an adventure junkie or even an intermediate thrill seeker, then bungee jumping in Goa is something you should never pass up.

What Is Bungee Jumping?

Bungee jumping is one of the most thrilling adventure sports that entail high-octane action but at the same time is something that everyone can safely try. It involves jumping off from a cliff with an elastic rope secured firmly at your ankles. This prevents the jumper from even coming close to hitting the ground. And, it gives the jumper the feeling of a true free-fall. It is one of the most popular adventure sports in Goa and you should add it to your Goa bucket list if you have not already.

About Goa

Goa has today become the most sought-after beach destination in India since it has a wide selection of places to stay and things to do. While it may be the smallest state in the country, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole of Asia. Tourists can immerse themselves in almost any kind of adventure activity in Goa, and that too within a budget. This is one of the main reasons why bungee jumping in Goa has become so popular as a recreational sport.

If you wish to partake in this thrilling activity, then here are some things you should know before you sign up for it.

Age limit

Since bungee jumping in India is a relatively new form of recreational sport, not many tourists are aware of the possible health implications. It is not considered suitable for certain age groups, and neither is it advisable for people with certain pre-existing ailments. Because this sport provides an instant adrenaline rush that may not be suitable for young children or the elderly, there is usually an age limit for related activities. Therefore, several Goa bungee jumping facilities have placed a lower age limit of 12 years and an upper age limit of 45 years for this adventure sport.

Physical eligibility criteria

Similarly, there are certain restrictions with regards to the health and wellness condition of the jumper as well. Most bungee jumping destinations in India require a medical fitness certificate for people with pre-existing heart and mental health disorders. In the same way, there is a restriction for body weight as well. A typical bungee rope is built for supporting weights between 40 to 110 kg only. This means if you are below 40 kg there may be a risk of the elastic rope reaching further below the safe limit, and if you are above 110 kg, then there is a risk of the elastic rope snapping under tension.

Best bungee jumping locations in Goa

Adventure sports in Goa have become quite the common indulgence for tourists visiting this coastal state. As a result, several bungee jumping facilities have sprung up in the last few years, each with its own unique offering. Here are some of the top bungee jumping destinations you can choose from on your next visit to Goa.

  • Jumpin Heights – It has its first branch in the adventure sports capital of India, Rishikesh. With its second branch in Goa, this is easily one of the most popular and the safest location for bungee jumping in Goa. When you engage in bungee jumping from Jumpin Heights, you also have the facility of constant supervision and safety guidance from highly experienced trainers.
  • Gravity Zone – Located beside the beautiful Anjuna beach, this bungee jumping spot is one of the lowest as well as oldest in Goa. It is therefore perfect for beginners to try out this adventure activity before moving on to higher bungee jumping spots.
  • Sea Water Sports – This bungee jumping location is considered one of the safest in all of Goa because it has an international safety accreditation. When considering adventure sports in Goa, Sea Water Sports can be your first choice solely because of this accreditation from the Standard of Australia New Zealand (STANZ).

Cost of bungee jumping in Goa

Bungee jumping can be an exorbitant adventure sport in some countries because of the highly skilled and experienced trainers that are at your disposal. However, bungee jumping in Goa is relatively budget-friendly when compared to other places. The average cost of bungee jumping is anywhere between INR 2,500 and INR 4,000 in most locations of Goa.  Some resorts in Goa also have holiday packages that include the cost of food and accommodation along with an adventure activity or two like bungee jumping.

Best time to go bungee jumping in Goa

Although adventure sports like bungee jumping may not have a specific season (unlike river rafting, surfing, and paragliding), there are certain times of the year when you can best enjoy bungee jumping in Goa. Most of the bungee jumping facilities in Goa remain open year-round except for the monsoon months. Since bungee jumping can get risky during heavy rains, the best time to go for the activity would be between the months of August and the middle of June.

Dos and don’ts of bungee jumping

Almost all of the bungee jumping destinations in India have a similar set of basic rules that you need to adhere to for a safer and more enriching experience. Take a look at some of these beforehand so that you are well-equipped before you even travel to Goa for bungee jumping.

  • Always remember to wear well-fitting shoes when going bungee jumping.
  • Ensure that all your valuables are kept safely with the trainer or inside a locker and not in your pocket.
  • Avoid wearing any accessories like jewellery, sunglasses and caps while bungee jumping.
  • Do not consume alcohol before bungee jumping as it could pose a serious health risk.
  • Always listen to the bungee jumping trainer and obey their guidance to the tee.

Some of the best stays in Goa like Club Mahindra Varca Beach, Club Mahindra Acacia Palms and Club Mahindra Emerald Palms,  and Club Mahindra Assonora can offer you the best of both worlds. This means you can enjoy the serenity beside the wide-open waters of the Arabian Sea and engage in thrilling adventure sports like bungee jumping and then head back to your favourite Club Mahindra property in Goa to relax and rejuvenate.

About Mahindra Holidays

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Membership Reviews and Club Mahindra Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand offering Club Mahindra Membership, other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As of Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at https://www.clubmahindra.com/

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