Rishikesh is a beautiful city situated along the banks of river Ganga in the district of Dehradun. As the city has become quite a popular tourist destination along with the spiritual site for the pilgrims, the city is well connected to all the major cities of India. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Delhi at a distance of 35 km away from Rishikesh. As Rishikesh is located at the foothills of Himalayas, the great views greet the tourists with a pleasant environment.
Rishikesh is famous for its adventure’s activity, among them is Flying Fox which is an activity which remains operational throughout the year except monsoon. Head towards Mohan Chatti, a known spot for all the adventure happenings with a line of activities. You will find many operators but choose the one that follows all the safety guidelines with a licensed company. At a distance of 25 km from Rishikesh, Mohan Chatti is easily accessible, and all the activities can be done by everyone and anyone. However, an individual with any heart condition should avoid such activities as it includes a height factor. All the activities are performed under the guidelines of an expert, so the tourist need not worry about the safety. The experts are all licensed personnel who will be present to guide you throughout the activity. Especially, for flying foxes where you can choose to go alone or with a company of two others.
David Allardice from New Zealand is the one who designed and overlooked the recreational activities of Mohan Chatti. The term ‘flying fox’ is often referred to the cable car in New Zealand, hence the name Flying Fox came into being. His tried and tested activities ensure a fun and safe adventure experience. The flying fox also known as Zip Lining is a hard wire-based activity that is tied at both the end of start and end with a wire’s length of about 1 kilometre long. From this wire, the adventurer is harnessed and goes flying from one end to the other. The hard wire is at an inclination, so that you are descending for about a kilometre’s length of the wire. The thrilling descent takes you through the phase of exciting, awe-inspiring views, and fun. The budget-friendly ride of the flying fox does not burn a hole in your pocket compared to the range of experience you get. Flying fox in Rishikesh is truly one-of-a-kind experience one should take up on once in a lifetime. You get to have a wholesome experience of River Ganga flowing down beside the mountains, valleys, and gorgeous view of the town.
The flying fox is at approximately 120 metres and takes you through a ride with a speed of 160 kmph. The adventurous ride which pierces through the air at such speed is sure to be amazing in itself. The ride is generally driven by the gravity pull and offers you a bird’s eye view of the places that most tourists miss. The three-person ride is attached to the pulley at the end and sometimes the speed is controlled by the machines to give you a varying experience.
If you are going for an adventure activity, the component that provides adrenaline rush is often due to the possibility of a risk factor. There are various measures that need to be taken in order to diminish those risk factors. The operator needs to check for all the safety guidelines and get licensed for the same. The equipment and gears are supposed to be checked regularly to avoid any malfunction. Also, the tourist taking upon the activities are subjected to brief about all the safety tips that need to be followed during the activity. Let’s look at all the tips for Flying Fox.
- The first and foremost thing is to choose your operator carefully. Make sure they are licensed by the company or provider.
- You can either book the activity on your own through online websites or with the help of your resort where you are staying.
- It is mandatory to look out for the minimum weight that the harness can hold on
- Look out for any condition or medical history that is advisable to not take up the activity.
- Always make sure you follow the instructions given out by the expert or your instructors before beginning the activity.
- Operators are liable to check the gears daily before starting the activity for any malfunction.
- Avoid eating heavy meal before going for any kind of activity
- The individuals with heart conditions should avoid going for Flying Fox