When ex Capt. Rahul Nigam decided to set up 'Jumpin Heights'- India’s first Extreme Adventure zone, Rishikesh, in 2006, it was for the purpose of bringing to India something its youth could be proud of. Safety and impeccable quality is not something we, as Indians, trust our systems with and that’s something that bothered him immensely. With the ambitious desire to change the face of extreme adventure, especially Bungee India, including the way organizational safety is perceived in India, he brought in what is arguably one of the most extreme sports worldwide and set up amidst the stunning landscape of Rishikesh, India’s first and highest Bungee jumping platform (83 meters).
This was consciously done to emphasize the fact to the forgetting Indian youth, that natural beauty is something that Indians do not need to go far for, and this needs to be acknowledged, cherished, respected and taken care of.
In the setting up of the place, he chose to learn from the best: A team from New Zealand, the place native to this sport, was flown in to design the Jump Zone based on the original model, which is worlds apart from the previously existing Indian concept of ‘Bungy’ in the mall or from a crane– He was very clear that he wanted to clearly distinguish between entertainment and serious adventure, and a fun evening in the mall or a park is not why Bungy jumping is on so many peoples’ bucket list.
Since our inception, we have earned high acclaim for our safety standards and been certified by Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India. We have been featured in several national publications, and TV shows and been showcased globally on CNN International, broadcast in over 200 countries as well. And yet, our biggest validation comes from you. Jumpin Heights has operated over 1,50,000 jumps in Rishikesh- quite a record for adventure tourism in India.After our resounding success in Uttarakhand, we have opened our second location in the tourist capital of India – Goa, from 28th of August, 2019, in association with Goa Tourism.