One day, through a neighbor of mine,I came to know about Backpackers. Their son had gone to theparagliding activity conducted by Backpackers and was saying all goodwords of appreciation about them. I kept my fingers crossed andenrolled for the activity which was scheduled on the coming Sunday.The fees were also very reasonable. We had to take our own vehicleand we reached at around 3 pm at Pavnanagar near Lonavala. My bloodpressure was on a rise and I think it had reached its max when Iactually saw the paragliding activity. I decided to skip it and trynext time.
It was then, when I met Pranav ofbackpackers. He explained me all the things including the safetyequipments, flying rules, wind flow, precautions and trainings. I waseased 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 confidencethat I needed, I decided to fly.
The further experience can’tbe described in words as I recommend everyone to actually do it oncein a life time. It really feels like heaven as you watch thesurroundings from the bird’s eye. This experience proved an icebreaker for me and I did another 2 sessions of paragliding the nextmonth itself.
Hats off to Pranav and his team, forsuch a wonderful and memorable experience of my life.