Are you also tired of conventional tourism and want to experience thrill and adventure? Then brush that thought that you will have to go out of the country away. Your search will end in the country as India is equipped with numerous adventure sports for a thrilling escapade. Among all other adventure sports, bungee jumping is a hot favorite among tourists and several people have it on their bucket lists. The exhilarating experience of a free-fall from a great height will induce within you excitement, jitters, nervousness, and thrill. Do not be sacred for it is professionally supervised.
Here’s a list of bungee jumping spots in India you must check out!
Rishikesh- Oldest Bungee Jumping site in India
Rishikesh in the country’s first bungee jumping site. With a height of 83 meters, it is also the highest bungee jumping site in India. It is run by ex-army officers and the jumpmasters are from New Zealand, which is considered the adventure capital of the world. The price per jump is Rs 2500.
Bengaluru- A Risky Affair
Ozone Adventures in Bengaluru conduct bungee jumping from a height of about 80 feet above the ground. Here, the equipment of activity is fastened to a 130 feet high mobile crane which makes it a bit risky affair but is worth trying if you have an inkling for adventure. The price per person is Rs 400.
Lonavala- Bungee jumping amidst the hills
Della Adventures in Lonavala provide bungee jumping from a height of about 150 feet and it lasts for 7-10 minutes. Interestingly, they also provide you a certificate at the end of the jump for successfully overcoming your fear and cheer you up. The price per person is Rs 2500.
Delhi- In your own city
Delhiites now don’t need to go someplace else for adventure as the sport is available in the city too. Wanderlust in Delhi provide this activity from a height of 130 feet. You also get an ‘I did it’ t-shirt and cap after the completion which is another perk for trying this out. The price per person is Rs 1500.
Goa- Great for beginners
The Gravity Adventure Zone near Arjuna beach in Goa provide bungee jumping from a height of 80 feet. It is one of the lowest sites and is good for trying out for the first time. The price per person is Rs 500.
Safest Places For Travel And Tourism Post-Covid
- Stay vigilant and don’t forget the gestures of barriers, social distancing, wearing masks where possible and necessary;
- Stop flying while you are in bad health;
- People over 70, those who are overweight or have breathing problems should be especially vigilant;
- It is the duty of the travellers to protect their most endangered loved ones and host country citizens.
The Azores have an ample offer of private villas, tourist apartments and small family hotels. Reopening to travellers on July 1. No quarantine requested.
In Romania there were 15 times fewer cases of Covid-19 than in the European countries most affected. Some destinations such as Sibiu County have had no deaths related to pandemic.
While very few cases of coronavirus occurred in Montenegro (60 times lower than in the most affected countries), during the crisis Kotor remained a green zone with no case of coronavirus detected. Montenegro has more hospital beds available per capita compared with Norway, Ireland and Canada.
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Greece Is Welcoming Tourists From June 15th!
Greece is all set to get its tourism industry back on track by opening to tourists June 15 onwards! It is a tourism-reliant country and in order to boost it, the country actually preponed its reopening date. Greece had initially planned to open up on July 1st! But don’t worry, they’re only going to allow international flights into the country gradually from 1st July.
As per CNN, the Prime Minister of Greece—Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the nation regarding the updated date. He also mentioned that they would only be allowing tourists from countries that have low rates of COVID infection. Also, the tourists coming in will not be required to go through any quarantine or testing. But they will be carrying out spot tests in the tourist areas as per requirement.
Not just this, but the Greek government is also focusing on strengthening its healthcare service in tourist destinations. As per Harry Theocharis, the Tourism Minister, as many as 600 beds will be separately available to aid Coronavirus care.
Greece On Reviving Its Tourism Industry
The tourism industry in Greece makes up almost 20% of its GDP. It is believed that every fourth job in Greece belongs to the tourism industry. The country highly depends on its tourism and it is coming up with new measures to revive it in the best way possible.
The Greek government plans to subsidise the salaries of the tourism industry, catering industry as well as the industrial sectors. They also plan to reduce taxes for those in the hospitality and travel sectors. Also, along with Greece, Iceland to plans to open its gates for tourists June 15 onwards!
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The Countries That Are All Set To Re-Open Again
Coronavirus has definitely shaken the entire world. While you might not expect full normalcy, find out about countries that are picking up their pace in getting back to normal. Countries that reopen while COVID-19 is still circulating will likely face strong waves of virus again. However, the relaxation of some public health measures may also be normal as countries learn how to track and control the virus.
Canada remains in lockdown till now. The country closed the border with the USA. Canada is allowing some in house travel, but the summer tourism season in places like Ontario remains in serious jeopardy. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during a news conference on May 19 the border between the U.S. and Canada will remain closed until at least the third week of June. The border remains closed since March 21. Additional 30-day extensions are not out of the question.
Costa Rica began easing some coronavirus measures on May 1, allowing theatres, cinemas, hair salons, gyms and athletic centres to reopen under reduced hours and strict sanitary guidelines. This move came after the country’s active infections declined for 11 consecutive days. The ban on foreign tourists is currently expiring on June 15. But there’s no surprise if it gets extended.
El Salvador has fewer than 400 reported cases. The country took early steps to curb the pandemic and in fact, El Salvador was one of the first Central American countries to go into lock down before any cases of coronavirus were reported. The travel here is not specifically forbidden, no international flights are currently pass in or out of the country. The visitors would be subject to the same strict isolation and movement guidelines as locals.
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