Learning Paragliding with Fly Nirvana has a lot of hidden benefits. Read some experiences as shared by our students over the years.
Learn the art of soaring like a birdWritten by Kate Rycroft
Any backpacker traveling through India would be ecstatic to come across a place called Nirvana. From the moment I stepped into Nirvana Adventures base ( a guesthouse called Native Place) that's exactly what it felt like 'heaven'. I knew I was in the right place. This beautiful, unique building had the most surreal, relaxed vibe. I loved traveling through India but it’s a stressful journey to say the least. The two week break I took Paragliding with Nirvana Adventures and staying at Native Place was exactly what I needed.
I had come to Nirvana Adventures looking for lessons in flight. After an incredible lunch and a few hours relaxing in the hammock on the back porch at their beautiful guesthouse called Native Place, I was off to start my much anticipated paragliding adventure! The crew took me to the first practice site where I was harnessed in and began my training.
While researching paragliding companies, before my trip, I was so thrilled to find Nirvana Adventures and was sure that they would be the right choice. After my first day of instruction from Ravi, one of the very patient and encouraging instructors, my decision was confirmed. I definitely was in the right place.
I had always imagined paragliding to be the most relaxing sport possible. I realized very quickly however, that it is much more than floating in the sky. There is a lot of work, training, and understanding of the theory before you can just run off a mountain. I feel incredibly lucky to have had the in depth training that Nirvana Adventures offered before I was carried up into the thermals on my first real flight.
I can almost say that there is nothing better than flying with the birds, but in all honesty, there is. Knowing that you have the sufficient training, perfect gear, and constant radio communication with your instructors below made my first flight the best experience of my life.
Look forward to being back soon :-)
My experience at Nirvana Adventures in Kamshet was one that I will remember forever. I am a 22 year old Canadian student who was travailing India for an educational program and came to Nirvana Adventures paragliding camp with 3 other Canadian student in my program.
We all truly enjoyed the experiences of learning to paraglide and made great friends with the instructor and other student taking the courses. The pilots’ ability to create a safe learning environment and help me understand the mechanics and skills needed to paraglide make it easy and comfortable for me during my training and flights. I loved Kamshet and Native Place so much that I returned during the monsoon to teach English to the staff and I hope to return in the near future. What a life changing experiences!
Native Place is a real retreatWritten by Ian
Dear Sanjay and Astrid
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much for the week I have just spent in Kamshet. It was possibly the most relaxing and rejuvenating break I have had in a very long time – and was sorely needed.
Native Place is a real retreat from all the pressures that come with city life. Your staff there is incredible people and made me feel extremely welcome and very much at home. Your flying team are equally amazing – Sanjay’s steady and comforting hand and Ravi’s skill and energy are a great combination. They really made me feel that I could do it and the experience of simply being ‘up there’ was a truly amazing one. Please pass on my appreciation and thanks to them all.
I am really missing my daily couple of hours in the hammock now I am back at work. I also want to thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness – you made me feel incredibly welcome at Native Place.
I would love to come back and continue my flying. I can’t manage this until our Christmas vacation, so given that, can you please book me in from Saturday 23rd December to Friday 5th January. Can I have a room please, rather than a dorm space?
In the meantime, take good care and thanks once again.
Ruth MurrellWritten by Ruth Murrell
I fly airplanes for a living but getting airborne without being enclosed by a coca cola can and the aid of a noisy engine is way more fun. My first visit to India was made complete by the stunning scenery, the new friends I made, the music and the parties. The tandoori barbeque at Native Place was my favourite. Thanks guys, I am looking forward to coming back.
Sinchan HariaWritten by Sinchan Haria
NiveditaWritten by Nivedita
Manish GuptaWritten by Manish Gupta
KoenWritten by Koen
NeetaWritten by Neeta
Sanjay, as you know my day's are counted in India (this does not mean the friendship will stop). My last day will be the 06.10.06. I'm planning my farewell party on 30.09.06. I hope all Native Place people are able to come.
P. S. there is a holiday on 2 October, do you feel, the new season will start by then? Is their any chance to fly one last time with you before I move back to Germany?