The Government of Goa, Department of Tourism and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) in association with Jumpin Heights, the Bungy People successfully launched India’s second Bungy destination in North Goa at Mayem Lake. The event was graced with the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant. Other dignitaries present included the Hon’ble Tourism Minister, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar, Chairman of GTDC, Mr. Dayanand Sopte, Secretary Tourism, Mr. J. Ashok Kumar, Director of Tourism, Mr. Sanjiv Gadkarand other officials from Dept of Tourism & GTDC.
The 55 meters bungy jumping platform stands tall over the gorgeous Mayem lake, in North Goa, about a 45 minute drive from the popular Baga Beach. Adventure sports are gaining traction in India and Goa, as India’s favourite travel destination, was a natural choice for the next big adventure zone. Jumpin Heights is owned and run by ex-Army officer, Capt Rahul Nigam, who introduced Bungy jumping in India at Rishikesh in 2010. Over the course of this decade, they have successfully operated over 80,000 jumps in Rishikesh - quite a landmark for adventure tourism in India, and changed the way safety is perceived. The team adheres to Australia and New Zealand Safety Standards for operation of the Bungee Jumps.