It has been only a few years since zipline was introduced in India, but it has become one of the most popular adventures of the country. Essentially, zipline consists of a stainless-steel cable fixed on both ends, to which a person is fasted and glides from one end to another or even zigzag. It is thrilling, fun, and gives a dash of an adrenaline rush, perfect for adventure seekers. Giving an endless view of a panoramic place can be the most exhilarating experience one can have. In places that are major holiday destinations of India, there is no season required for zipline rides and can be performed in any weather except rainy seasons. Due to this, zipline rides are available in many parts of the country. The following places have one of the best ziplines in India:
1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Rishikesh is sometimes referred to as ‘World Capital of Yoga’ but it has a lot of potential for adventure activities as well. Rishikesh is one of the best places to have a zipline experience because of the panoramic view of the Shivpuri region surrounded by mountains. The sensational zipline carries a rider for up to 400 meters across the white-water rapids at Shivpuri with the amazing view of River Ganga below. There is no specific time to visit the Rishikesh for ziplining and it is available in almost every season, but it is always better to avoid monsoon weather.
2. Neemrana Fort, Rajasthan
One of the favourite weekend getaways from Delhi is Neemrana, which is in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, 100 km from Delhi. Featuring many forts, the Neemrana fort is currently a 5-star heritage hotel established in 1986 and the town worth visiting for. Besides its historical significance, the region has more than 3 zip lines nicknamed ‘Flying Fox’ which contains 5 ziplines and runs for more than 300 meters. From the air, one can see the top views of the majestic Neemrana, Aravalli ranges, and the beautiful countryside of Rajasthan.
3. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Mussoorie has always been the people’s choice for vacations and now it has become the hub for adventure sports, including a zipline. Spanning a total length of 330 feet and a height of 70 feet, a rider can fly at an approx. speed of 50 km while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of forests, snowy mountains, and meadows. The safety measures have been fully used and the rider can feel like a hawk in a protected saddle. Also, they have a full expert team of trainers and experienced guides who will make sure a rider can have a safe and memorable experience.
4. Munnar, Kerala
Famous for its tea plantations, Munnar is also an active vacation spot and is considered one of the best adventure places due to the valleys, mountains, and jungles. Being a vacation place, Munnar has India’s longest zipline ride, which spans 1800 meters and provides the rider with a first-hand experience of nature. The different thing about Munnar zipline is that its zipline goes above the jungle as well as the city too, giving an eagle-eye view of the beautiful valley. Apart from a zipline, Munnar is also a great spot for trekking and camping.
5. Patnitop, Jammu & Kashmir
Situated at a 2-hour drive from Jammu city, Patnitop is a place known for its mountains, breathtaking views, and picturesque landscapes. It is also a major adventure activity spot, which includes India’s only magic carpet as well. Among them, Skyview Patnitop has the longest zig-zag zipline in Asia measuring 580 meters with a height of 65 meters above ground clearance. For safety precautions, a tubing sledge of 238 meters is operated which enables efficient braking systems.
So here it is, the 5 most famous zipline in India. But, before going for any zipline ride, it is necessary to follow safety regulations and protocols. It is very important to wear safety gear and protected clothes or shoes. The safety guide’s instructions should be followed up. Also, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other such things should be avoided to create a memorable zipline experience.