14.11.2012 - 14.11.2012
The afternoon that Jardin and I explored Jodhpur Fort, we did something extraordinary, a must-do in Jodhpur: zip-lining at Jodhpur Fort. Now I did the Gibbon Experience, which was 23 zip lines, so I wasn't expecting much from just a simple 6 zip-line tour, but boy, was I mistaken! Each of the 6 zips were so long, at least as long as the longest zip-line at the Gibbon Experience if not longer. It was extraordinary. And it was lovely to see a grown man cry...I mean get scared Actually, I have to give a ton of credit to Jardin, who was so excited about trying something he had never done before. He explained that Indian people are not known for their adventurous activities. The whole sky-diving, bungee-jumping, way of life is more of a Western craze. But boy, did he break those barriers! In fact, here he comes down the first zip-line now:
What joy on his face
The next one was over water
Here I go!
The next one had the Jodhpur Fort in the background. Recognize it from the film The Dark Knight Rises? Because this backdrop was in it!
One of the zip lines was so long (probably 3 football fields) that if you weren't heavy enough, you stopped about 20 yards from the end. Here I am climbing like a monkey to get to the end
The best part of the zip line was the backdrops
Jardin floating over the fort
Me floating over the fort
The best part of the zip-line is that it provided me with the unique viewpoint of seeing the wonderful fort with the blue city in the background. It was absolutely stunning and pretty much the only way to get a visual where you had both the fort and the blue city included