FLYING FOX – Asia’s Longest Flying Fox

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.)

Places To Visit In Corbett National Park

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.

Jungle Safari

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)

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Corbett Waterfall

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.

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Garjia Temple

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.

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Corbett Museum

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.

Kosi River

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.

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Places To Visit In Nainital

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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 There is a place called Mountain Magic, which offers Bumping cars, Go karting facilities.

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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.

Shopping

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.

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Adventurous Places In North INDIA!

Manali:

Located in the serenity of Himachal Pradesh; Manali a hill station stands tall at an altitude of 2,050 meters. It is an eye catching destination for many tourists, as one can experience a 15 km stretch of rafting in the icy cold water. Skiing, trekking and hiking are other adventure sports that draw attention.

Para Gliding is organized at the Solang valley, which is 13 Km away from Manali. This is a hotspot for amateurs who love to take a birds-eye view of nature around them. Apart from this, there is camping for students, which is an enthralling experience amidst nature. Other activities include rock climbing, river crossing and mountaineering which are a perfect blend of adventure, tourism, learning and fun for tourists.

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Rishikesh:

Rishikesh is one of the places where one’s quest to explore is satisfied because of the various activities present there.
Take a dive along the whirlpools in the Ganga Valley and enjoy the river side rafting camp on the banks of the places. Some of the famous river rafting and beach camps are Brahmpuri, Sivapuri, MarineDrive, ,Byasi, Kaudiyala, Kirti Nagar, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.

Kaunndilya is one of the finest places for white water rafting along with the roars of the water, misty clouds and carpeted hills and the songs of the birds.

Flying fox, 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.

The next interesting activity is body surfing. Have you ever imagined that you can stay afloat in water like the marine creatures? Here you can experience being one. With the help of accessories like fins, hand paddles, hand guns, wave blades etc, you can take a lazy swim with the currents taking you further. Other interesting activities include Cliff Jumping and Kayaking activities.

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Jim Corbett National Park:

One of most famous wildlife sanctuary, Jim Corbett is a treat for adventure lovers. Canopied with greenery, and the surroundings filled with animals, you can experience the true joy of nature. A trek across river Kosi, camping in the forest with the sunshine and breeze on your face and exploring the forests with your friends can be an exciting experience.

Jeep Safari is the most convenient mode of exploring the jungle. Tigers, Panthers, Sambhars and various other kinds of Deer species are found in the dense jungles. The numerous activities in the forests include River- Rafting, angling, Back Packing, Mountain Biking, Parasailing, Rock Climbing, Slithering and River Crossing.

The main attraction present is the thick jungle, which is the nature lovers reward for visiting the place. There is also a dam, temple and streams present.

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Ladakh:

Located in the Great Himalayan Rain Shadow, this place is snow capped around the year. The area is similar to the land of Tibet. There are steep edges that slope down the mountains. Ladakh and ZansKar Valleys are a paradise for adventure lovers with trekking tours, Jeep Safari tours, biking are the adventure sports.

 

Chail, Kufri, Fagu

If you love driving and feel adventure in it then these are must visit places for you.

Chail :  Renowned for the world’s highest cricket ground and a polo ground at a peak of 2,250 m above the sea level, the scenic beautiful village Chail near Shimla is a hiker’s paradise. Chail is at the peak just seems to be overlooking the valley of Sutlej. Away from the bustling city life, unexplored hilly terrains, lusting greeneries, Chail has a spectacular attraction to visitors. Once an astonishing summer capital of Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, Chail has the best resort with peculiar distinction of built on three hillocks, Sadh Tiba, Pandhewa and Rajgarh hills. The place is surrounded by forests of pine and deodar.  Tourists visiting other centers such as Shimla, Kasauli and Kandaghat never miss this popular picnic spot. The grant opportunities for angling, nature walks, trekking and horse riding are available in Chail. There are several newly built resort type hotels for comfortable stay.

Fagu is a small place located around 23 kms from Shimla and 6 kms from Kufri, and is famous for its scenic views. It is a day excursion from Kufri and serves as a base camp for trekkers, campers and naturalists.

Just above Fagu there are a few temples dedicated to the local god – Banthia devta that tourists can visit. The intrinsic wooden carving on the walls of these temples depicts the great craftsmanship of the Himachali people.

Besides offering breath taking views of the mountains, tourists can also explore the forests and various fruit orchards. Tourists are recommended to enjoy a night view from Fagu to see a longitudinal array of lights on the Himalayas. These are actually the Theog-a human settlement that resides on the Himalayan slopes. Accommodation is also available in Fagu.

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 Waiting for you comments to make this list full of adventurous places 🙂