As a homemaker, I used to always prefer to stay at home. I am an adventure loving person, but I had afeared to actually do it. Though my daughter and husband always insisted me to go for treks, rafting, gliding, I used to postpone it for many reasons. Maybe the fear in me had overtaken the joy of doing something adventurous.
One day, through a neighbor of mine, I came to know about Backpackers. Their son had gone to the paragliding activity conducted by Backpackers and was saying all good words of appreciation about them. I kept my fingers crossed and enrolled for the activity which was scheduled on the coming Sunday. The fees were also very reasonable. We had to take our own vehicle and we reached at around 3 pm at Pavna Nagar near Lonavala. My blood pressure was on a rise and I think it had reached its max when I actually saw the paragliding activity. I decided to skip it and try next time.
It was then when I met Pranav of backpackers. He explained to me all the things including the safety equipment, flying rules, wind flow, precautions, and training. I was eased a bit. But still was in a dilemma whether to go for it or not. But lastly, as he cleared all my doubts and gave me the confidence that I needed, I decided to fly.
The further experience can’t be described in words as I recommend everyone to actually do it once in a lifetime. It really feels like heaven as you watch the surroundings from the bird’s eye. This experience proved an icebreaker for me and I did another 2 sessions of paragliding the next month itself.
Hats off to Pranav and his team, for such a wonderful and memorable experience of my life.