My first taste of free flight came in the form of Bunny Hops. A series of low short duration flights. launching forward my feet left the ground for the first time and i couldn’t believe how easy and exhilarating it was to fly all on my own.
It was a convergence of friends old and new; paragliding pilots, surfers, entrepreneurs, adventurers and thousands of fireflies came together to celebrate Nirvana Adventure’s 20th Anniversary paragliding season end. Local drums got us all into a dancing frenzy, while the myriad fireflies lit up the trees around.
Now on a holiday in India with friends from NZ Sinchan organised for all of them to sign up for an Elementary Pilot Course. His close friends from Mumbai joined in too. NZ friends Miky, Arjun and Sean loved the paragliding course and had a lot of good things to say about it. As did Sonal Sharma, Manan Vora and Avik Das.
An absolute pleasure and blessing to spend a unforgettable week with family and friends. A very unique place in a beautiful corner of India.
Sunsets, Paragliding with Nirvana Adventures, music, yoga, lake swimming, delicious food, comfortable accommodation and relaxed evening gatherings. Thank you all. I am so grateful I had this wonderful week with you al
Archana’s post flight enthusiasm was contagious and made us all smile. “Awesome, awesome, awesome” is what she exclaimed as soon as she landed and thanked Anand for encouraging her to give it a try.
“ the first flights were great fun, i could not get enough of being in the air” she said longed for longer higher flights. “Being airborne for a few minutes during the EP course made me desperately want to stay longer in the air. I want to be an accomplished pilot and enjoy the sport of paragliding to its fullest”
We had a great turnout on the weekend with students coming in from Kerala, Bangalore, Kodikanal, Pune, Gujarat and Mumbai. Being summer the winds are strong in the early afternoon and the paragliding training and the solo flying starts later in the evening.The days are spent chilling in a cosy nook within the guesthouse, or the garden or by the lake with a bunch of fellow students and pilots. Students pilots and guests enjoyed an idyllic weekend exploring the garden, the lake and the paragliding site by day and joining the gathering on the roof for dinner and interesting conversations.
Today we celebrate the Shinde hill , the opportunity to be awake to greet the new day, awesome sunrises, cool serene early mornings, breakfast at the site, shuffling up the hillside, easy gliding downhill and lots of fun excitement
The allure of the skies and the happy atmosphere at Native Place, swims in the lake, afternoon naps in the hammock, yoga in the evenings, fun get togethers, bbq’s and shooting star spotting has kept their friendship and their love for this getaway alive and evergreen.