We got up to a bright sunny day. These guys open their shops by 6:30am so and its best advised to finish off paragliding when the sun has just come up and is a little easy on us earthlings. So we picked up chits to decide who will go first and then started gearing up. There are 2 spots for take off which are just 3-4 mins walking distance away from each other and depending on the winds they decide from which spot to take off. So after 3 of our friends took off, the wind changed direction and the remaining of us had to go to another spot to take off but by the time we reached there with all our stuff the wind changed directions again. It was all soo funny, taking all those gears and parachutes and moving from one spot to another. Finally when we got the right wind our pilots were quick enough to get us all ready and before the winds changed their mind again we decided to take off. It is a short run and then you take the leap. The first few seconds will be adrenaline pumping where you will scream your lungs out as soon as you take off. Later as you settle down and see all those beautiful landscapes you feel at peace knowing that the mountains have your back. The gushing sounds of wind, eagles trying to race you and all that greenary around literally takes you to another universe. Seeing your legs hang down in the open skies makes you believe you can fly. After taking numerous videos and pictures i finally realise that i can watch these videos and pictures on the internet as well. So i shut off the go pro and sit there admiring mother nature like a love stuck teenager. After some time i get a little bored just sitting and ask my pilot to show me some stunts about which i read on the internet (which turns out to be a bad idea). He says ok and before i know it we go in fast circles, all i can hear is the whoosh whoosh sounds of wind and my own screaming. We go straight down, then right, then sudden left, then circle circle circle. All the food i ate last night comes up to my throat. And i am almost ready to puke but just then the stunts stop. My head makes me feel dizzy and nauseated. And i am ready to throw up. Then slowly we descend towards the landing site. And then we land, as smoothly as it can be. And i just sit there thinking what just happened. The entire ride lasts for about 15-20 mins sometimes more sometimes less depending on the weather conditions. Mine lasted for around 23 mins. There is a small cafe called landing site which serves maggi,momos,chai,coffee and their best seller for first time paragliders-nimbu paani. After resting for sometime and having nimbu paani i feel good and then we sit in the same vehicle and leave. We stop in between at a cyber cafe who converts the data from the go pro and hands it to us. They then drop us off at the same place from where they picked us from. We make the payment and leave taking a basket full of memories and stories to boast about in front of our city dwelling colleagues ,jealous neighbours and nose poking relatives. So stop giving those no leaves, no money, no time kinda excuses and head to bir right now for a life changing experience.