In bungee jumping, the thrill from the free fall, notwithstanding the elasticity of the cord, leads to a sort of rebound which adds to the fun. There are a number of locations around the world where this extreme sport can be experienced to its fullest. Let's take a plunge into knowing where they are.
Idaho, Perrine Bridge
One of the most exciting bungee jumping spots, Perrine Bridge in Idaho, offers a 486 ft fall in the Snake river. This is the only man-made bridge in the USA where bungee jumping is allowed, throughout the year, that too without a permit.
Victoria Falls Bridge
Go east in Africa, and you have Zimbabwe offering a fabulous and breathtaking bungee jumping location. This is a 500 ft drop from the Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi river, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia. The thrill of the jump, combined with a dreamy spray of waterfall. Wow, must go!
Grande Canyon, Arizona
This is another location in USA. Here, at the northern tip of the Grande Canyon, Marble Canyon, at Kuskulana Bridge, you can jump from a height of 470 ft.
Yes, this is that famous dam from where '007 James Bond' jumped in the movie Golden Eye. Verzasca dam is the name of the place in Switzerland, which has on offer a plunge from a 220 m high hydroelectric dam. Ticino valley is the place where it is located.
The Bridge to Nowhere, California
This jumping site is one of the most popular ones in USA. The bridge is located around 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, in the lovely Angeles National Forest.
Bhote Khosi Bungee, Kathmandu, Nepal
Eastern ecstasy is at its best in Nepal, a cozy country situated in the heart of the magnificent Himalayas, very close to India. The snow-capped mountains are a perfect background to take a 500 ft fall. The Bhote Khosi river gushes wildly underneath the bridge, which is perfect for bungee jumping.
Great Canadian Bungee
If you are still not impressed, try jumping from a cliff in Canada. This spectacular site is flanked by limestone walls and an enchanting aqua-blue colored lagoon. Further, it is just around 30 minutes or less from downtown Ottawa at the Morrison's quarry. Here, you can have a 200 ft head or body dip, and the rebound is a mind-blowing 160 ft.
I saved the best for last. It is the Macau Tower in China. This plunge continues for 18 seconds, and you stop only 30 feet short of the ground, after going down a ripper―762 ft. I am getting goose bumps just writing about this. This fall will surely make you believe in God, and you are definitely going to get a flashback of your life while you go down.