You are harnessed to the wire and on release by gravity roll down the wire upto 7 mtrs above the river level and then going up. Finally returning & settling down at the lowest point. Accelerate upto speeds of 160 kmph. Feel the air gushing past. You are pulled back to the launch platform by a retrieval mechanism.
Walk back to the cafeteria and enjoy watching your photographs & video of the jump.
Normally done by 3 people in Tandem. Can be done alone at an extra cost.
You can buy your photographs, DVD and get your T Shirts printed with your photographs of the Jump.
Don’t forget to collect your Dare to Jump Certificate.
Marketing Office – This is in the heart of the city on the road, cityside of Laxman Jhula. Our crew members can explain our activities at the Jump Zone here.
HOW TO REACH RISHIKESH
Nearest Airport – Dehradun Airport ( 25 kms from Rishikesh)
Presently 2 flights are operated by Kingfisher Red daily from New Delhi
Additional 1 flight each is operated by AirIndia & Jet Airways
Nearest Railway Station – Haridwar ( 25 kms from Rishikesh)
By Road – 230 kms from Delhi (Due to Traffic it takes 7 hrs to reach Rishikesh from Delhi by road.)
Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the name Hailey National Park and renamed as Ramganga National Park in 1952, got its present name in 1957 after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and photographer. This is India’s first national park and beyond doubt the most attractive Park in India. The Park is placed in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush greenery and uneven mountains with varying heights, ranging from about 1300 feet to nearly 4000 feet. It is believed that the place, mostly lying on the banks of Ramaganga River, has prospered an ancient civilization.
The main attraction of tourists and wild life enthusiasts to this Park is that the majestic view of Tiger with all its wildness in this Park. This park is a natural habitat of the rare species of Tigers that are facing extinction. It is a place draws huge tourist inflow and offers excellent sightseeing.
Corbett National Park is famous for its wealthy flora and fauna. Also the wild animals, reptiles and bird with many varieties of species enrich the Park and it is haven for bird watchers, wild life enthusiasts, environmentalists and nature lovers. Very rich in vegetation, if we take statistics there are about more than 51 different kinds of shrubs, more than 30 kinds of bamboos and over 110 different species of trees, apart from the greenish grass seen only in meadows.
As a tourist, if you like to move with some wild animals or to have some special view of herds of elephants or different species of deers, Corbett National Park offers you with the facilities of Jungle Safari. One can look for nature safari, to have bird watching and enjoying the precious nature.
You can also have Jeep safari through the jungles of Corbett and if lucky enough can even spot some tigers. If adventurous further or to have some memorable moments, can take up an Elephant safari, really amazing experience. Resorts in Corbett arrange the required facilities.
Visitor season: Dhikala Zone (15th Nov to 15th June), Bijrani Zone, Sonanadi Zone &Domundo Zone (15th Oct to 30th June), Jhirna Zone (Round the year)
The Corbett Waterfalls, a small but awesome view, is from a height of about 60 feet and is in the backdrop of scenic greenish forest. Full Moon light colored waterfall is really worth-while to observe. The area is admired as a camping site with a vast diversity of plants and birds.
The wide area around the water falls provides very good parking and camping facilities. It is a very nice picnic spot.
Perched atop a huge rock in the midst of Kosi River, Garjia Temple is visited by many devotees and tourists from different parts of the country. It is located in Garjia village, around 14 km from Ramnagar. Goddess Parvati is referred to as Garjia Devi here and the temple holds an immense importance among the village people.
Apart from the idol of Goddess Parvati, the temple houses several other idols including Baba Bhairon, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati. Garjia Devi and Baba Bhairon being the prominent deities, the temple is thronged by a huge number of both devotees of Goddess Parvati and Baba Bhairon. On Kartik Poornima, a large fair is held in the temple premise.
Located at Kaladhungi, Corbett Museum is in a heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett, the renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation. This magnificent museum brings to the forefront of memory the life and activities of the spectacular and distinguished personality. Corbett National Park visits gets its full value only with the museum visit.
The museum show cases some memorabilia connected to Jim Corbett, which include some great valued personal belongings, letters written by him as well as his friends and well wishers, antiques and rare photographs.
The Kosi is a perennial river like the Ramganga and its catchment lies partially in Corbett NP. From Mohan through Dhikuli till Ramnagar, the Kosi forms the eastern boundary of Jim Corbett National Park. Even though the Kosi does not enter the Park boundary, wild animals from Corbett use it for drinking especially during pinch periods. Its bed is strewn with boulders and its flow is erratic and often changes course. Kosi is notorious for its unpredictable and damaging torrents during monsoon. Like Ramganga, the Kosi too is inhabited by mahseer and attracts migratory birds.
Nainital, Uttarakhand, is one of the most popular hill stations of India. Nainital, also known as Lake District of Uttarakhand, is named after the goddess Naina Devi. It is located around Naini Lake in Uttarakhand. If you are planning to feel tourism of Nainital, the best time to visit there in between May to July, the summer time in India.
The weather in Nainital is quite pleasant. Summers are mildly warm and temperatures may reach 22 C. During winter, temperatures may be sub-zero. The town receives snowfall during December and January.
Naini Lake is the backbone of the city of Nainital, for it is after this lake that Nainital was named. Most prominent of all the lakes, Naini Lake is surrounded by green hills, the beauty of which is breathtaking and should be captured as a photographic memory forever.
The town of Nainital is situated around the Naini Lake. The lake was formed out of the eye that fell out of Sati’s body when she was being taken back to Mount Kailash by a sad Lord Shiva. The place where her eye or Nain fell formed a crescent shaped lake, taken to the emerald green eyes of Lord Shiva’s wife Sati. Hence the name Naini lake.
Eco Cave Gardens
Popular among tourists of all ages, especially little children, Eco Cave garden is a latest entrant into the many attractions of Nainital. You can make your visit to Nainital a memorable one with a trip to these gardens wherein you can introduce your child to an eco-friendly life. Children can make this an informative trip learning all about ecosphere and taking a peek into an adventurous life.
The garden has six caves and a musical fountain operating during the best season. The gardens have an excellent approach to getting kids interested in nature and take a liking to exploring things.
The Mall Road
The Mall road which runs along the side of the lake, is now known Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. The Mall road is a busy area lined up with shops, restaurants, travel agents, and business concerns such as banks and offices. The Mall road joins the two ends of Nainital, namely, Mallital and Tallital.
The Mall road also hosts two churches namely Methodist Church and Roman Catholic Church of St Francis. The Mall road is open to tourists interested in exploring the area on foot and takes the form of a walking street with the road closed for traffic in the evening hours during the months of May and June.
Snow View + Ropeway
A ropeway or cable car ride is the best-known way to access the snow view point. Just as the name implies, one can view the snow laden Himalayas from this view point. At an altitude of 2270 m, the Snow View point is situated on top of the Sher-ka-danda ridge. At a distance of 2.5 kms from the town of Nainital, this is the most easily accessible hilltop.
The Aerial Ropeway, developed with the help of Swiss technology is one of the best in the country and has a capacity of 12 people per ride. Take a ride on this cable car and explore the captivating views of the picturesque town of Nainital.
Round trip:Rs 160. One-way: Rs 100.
There is a place called Mountain Magic, which offers Bumping cars, Go karting facilities.
Nanda Devi Temple
Near Naini Lake: This holy place was damaged at the time of the landslide in 1880. Subsequently, it was constructed once more. This religious place of worship lies on the northern banks of the Naini lake. According to some people, it was built in the Kushan regime during the 15th century. However, there are beliefs that say Moti Ram Shah constructed it.
There are two main shopping areas, The Mall and Barra Bazaar. Traditional buys have included shawls, scarves, cardigans and local jams. You can also buy wooden handicrafts which are good and cheap option for souvenirs.
I don’t know, why people are asking me some strange questions like, “why do you always share animals and environment related posts”,” why do you have interest in animal rights and environmental issues”.
So here is my answer!!
I WANT TO LIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE.
All things on earth are interconnected and we (human being) are breaking the chain. We are running blindly and this blind race is taking us no-where.
I am not asking to you to believe me when I say, “that the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases released by human activities is far more than ecosystems can absorb”, but do believe me when I say, “that we are still doing this and we have to reduce our impacts. The issue is not whether to believe in climate change or not. The issue is whether to follow science or not. The day when all scientists with 100% certainty warn you against climate change, it will be too late. If your doctor was 85% sure you had a serious disease, you would immediately start looking for the cure. Why should we take bigger risks when it’s the health of our planet at stake?”
I am not asking to you to believe me when I say, “that don’t eat meat, it is bad for your health as well as for your environment but do believe me when I say,”that just for the sack of meat production, thousands of gallons of water are wasted in cleaning away the filth in factory farms, transport trucks, and slaughterhouses and eventually dump the water into rivers, which pollute our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. Just because of consumption is very high, now farming has a new name “animal agriculture”. Where thousands of trees are cut down just to make animal shelters, slaughterhouse and human grow grain, soybeans, oats, and corn on that land, and later fed to farmed animals.”
I am not asking to you to believe me when I say, “that don’t burn fossil fuel because fossil fuels contain high percentages of carbon”, but do believe me when I say,” that It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant protein. Raising animals for food swallows up precious energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources because they take millions of years to form. The production and use of fossil fuels raise environmental concerns. The principle of supply and demand suggests that as supplies diminish, prices will rise. So it’s high time, we should use different alternative sources of energy include hydroelectric, solar, wind, and geothermal.”
We are living in the era where we only know to blame others. We blame our system, our transport system, we blame system that nobody takes care of mess lying everywhere, we blame politicians for corruption.
What Indians need to understand is that corruption don’t just start and end with politicians, we are the major contributors in making mess, we are the one forgetting our values and culture (culture is not just our food, arts and traditions, in a broader sense, culture defines us – who we are as people, how we aim to live our lives).
We ourselves are also to blame for these. We as people need to take some responsibilities too. Only then true change shall happen.
While voting, most people don’t see the merit of the candidate but take a decision only on the basis of caste, not only the illiterate, but educated too. We have seen in assemblies that people start rolling up their sleeves and it seems they have entered a wrestling ring. This is not a good sign for democracy. I personally feel, we should vote for person, who can take the country forward rather than just playing negative criticism politics.
Let me take another example, metro, suppose that a crowd of people is waiting for a metro. When the metro arrives, everybody pushes to get in. It makes life difficult for everyone. The solution to this daily suffering would be, everyone queuing up to get in. Everyone needs to come on broad with queuing system.
Just go and see any railway stations, you can find waste everywhere, even in metro stations. In last one month, I have stopped 7-8 people from spitting on metro tracks and from throwing plastic water bottles around. I find this very unusual that people standing around those wrongdoers do nothing and stand still; nobody came forward and said, “Hello you are doing WRONG”. Because they just don’t care.
Few steps 🙂
- Let’s vote genuinely;
- Metro is ours; let’s take care of our transport system;
- Let’s Stop Littering… anything!;
- Let’s give respect and get it back;
- Let’s make our EARTH a better place to live(Use less paper, Conserve water);
- Volunteer your time for social activities;
- Reduce, reuse, recycle – This mantra should be first and foremost when making decisions as part of our daily lives – at work, on vacation, when we’re out shopping, and at home. Recycle anything with the recycle label. Other things such as paper, cardboard, plastic, and so much more is also recyclable! You can also reuse things, such as refilling a plastic water bottle instead of getting a new one;
- Save Energy. The more you cut back, the less fossil fuels are burned which not only give off CO2 its limited. Try turning lights off or lowering the house temperature by one, it also saves you money;
- Don’t drive unless necessary. Don’t drive unless its necessary to save fuel;
- Do not contribute to animal abuse! There are factories that do “animal testing” that are very harmful to animals! Many products (shampoos, lotions, body products, medicines, etc.) do animal testing by testing their products on animals. If a product does not have a “No animal testing” label, chances are they could be testing that product on animals. If possible, buy less meat and animal products;
- Plant trees;
- Support local products as much as possible;
Transformation will come about only if everyone decides to change together.
Let’s Come together and clean up our act.
From – Saurabh
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India is largest democracy of the world and has a very complex and experienced political culture. Most of the political parties are run by veteran politicians. But now, political parties do not consider politics as a public service, they are in it just for the sake of power and for their own interests. When other countries are on the path to progress and success using “Globalization” and “free economy”, our country’s system is paralyzed and we are not moving ahead.
This has created a wave of corruption, the ruling and opposition parties have looted India a lot. They are not ready to make this system work the way it should be, our democracy has failed and eventually, we are suffering. I think, the basic reason of our suffering is, we are not taking active part in politics. Now we need to realize, that the people are the real masters and the elected ones are ‘Sevaks’.
This is the time to bring change, that is why,“BhartiyaRajnitikVikalp Party” is inviting the youth and educated people of this country to join them and elect, in coming 2014 election, as young and educated people who can work with fresh mind, bring innovative ideas, can take risk and accept challenges.
Why am I supporting them?!! Because the party have strong agenda for providing new direction to the country. They are the only one promoting organic farming, animal welfare, better laws against animal cruelty, presidential form of government (where nation will participate in direct election of country’s Head), federal states, govt pension to daily wages workers, unified education all over India, relief to traders by exemption of tax, maintenance of elders, no income tax upto rs.1000000 income, social reforms, no reservation and so on in their vision.
Let’s come together and change the system and convey the message, “Youth are the solution not the problem!!”
‘Life is so beautiful’, this is what I was thinking while I was driving to my office few days back. As I was enjoying the music and pondering on the nice things and did not have anything on my mind, I saw the red signal and stopped the car. This was a normal thing as everyone does at the red signal. Suddenly a child came close to the window and asked for money. It was nothing unusual as I had already experienced this a many times. But today, it just caught me with a thought as to how can WE people do something and change the lives.
As per UN, over 20 crore Indians sleep hungry every night and according to a NGO, Oxfam, “The number of hungry people in India has increased by 65 million — more than the population of France — because economic development excluded the rural poor, and welfare programmes failed to reach them.”
I believe that everyone has a duty to help the less fortunate. But you should not just give them– you should give effectively.
Giving someone money is good for a short term, but it is better to teach them a skill so that in the long term they can take care of themselves. In other words if you simply give food to a poor/needy man, it is the least you can do for him. He will not be hungry that day; however, he will get hungry next day again. If you teach a man to get food by himself or, to earn money to get food and other things he needs, it means a real, full-scale help to him for his lifetime.
To me the best way to help the poor is to give them a hand up rather than a hand out. Showing heartfelt humility and sincerity in assisting those in need is the best way to get their attention in getting them to want to do things for themselves rather than have someone else do it for them. By providing them with the opportunities to improve themselves on their own will give them self confidence, increase their self esteem, and restore their self respect in overcoming barriers that face them every day.
1. Help children study
2. Think about what you want to do with your money. Donating to a charity that helps the poor is a selfless thing to do.
Think about it.