My paragliding experience was mostly second -hand as I would hear about how invigorating it was to go high up in the sky and the amazing feeling of flying like a bird. I finally decided to take the plunge (literally) and took my first tandem with Nirvana Adventures. I was quite scared when the flight started and hung on for my dear life. But soon I realised that I had been secured and was with an experienced pilot – Ravi – so I began to relax. That is when I truly began to enjoy. It is difficult to explain the feeling of flying high up and looking down at the world below. I could see the sun bouncing off the lake, feel the cooler winds of higher altitude brush my cheeks and the birds looking at me wondering what new creature had joined them. Though my flight was a short one (9 mins) I enjoyed every second of it and can’t wait for the next one. It is definitely something to have on your bucket list.