Hot Air Balloon rides in India

According to a research, Hot air balloon rides fall under the Top 10 things” people have always wanted to do.

The concept has always sounded too alien for us Indians, but of late with the help of some good investment and interest, many a places have started offering hot air balloon rides in India, giving a “once in  a lifetime opportunity” to the enthusiasts. Despite being a new adventure activity in India, hot air balloon rides are growing in popularity at  a fast pace.

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With the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that India boasts of, hot air balloon rides become even more enticing, giving an amazing view of sunsets, rivers, valleys, green fields, from a height away from the congregation.

We provide to you a list of the best destinations in India to embark on for a hot air balloon ride.

Here it goes:

MAHARASHTRA

Kamshet, 12 kms outside Lonavla, the beautiful hill station in Maharashtra, offers hot balloon rides. The one-hour flight package includes two-way transfers from Lonavla and tea or coffee along with light refreshments prior to the flight. With an extra payment of Rs.1000, you can arrange for transportation directly from your doorstep in Mumbai (3.45am departure) and Pune (5am departure) to make it in time for a 6.15am hot air balloon flight.

The usual flight timings are 6:15 am, 6:45 am and 4 pm.

This flight at an altitude of 4000 feet, takes you above the Mumbai-Pune expressway surrounding the Sahyadri range. It is a unique experience of floating through the valleys, hills and lakes of Maharashtra.

Estimated Height: 4000 feet

Estimated Duration: Approx 1 hour

Price: Rs. 12000 per person for Adults and Rs 6000 for kids (aged 5-12)

Book Via: Sky Waltz

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KARNATAKA

Hampi in Karnataka is a beautiful world heritage site, declared by UNESCO. The buried site of the Vijaynagar Kingdom was later explored by the Britishers, which is now known as Hampi.

The adventurous hot air balloon ride lasts for about an hour and gives an amazing view of sunrise and sunsets along with the ancient remnants of Hampi. Spend time with your loved ones, overlooking the various caves, temples and rich cultural heritage of Hampi, the historical city of India.

You get an option of getting your insurance done and to avail of the transport facilities by INDIAN Pick Up Vans.

Estimated Height: 5000 feet at max.

Estimated Duration: Approx 1 hour

Price: Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000 per person

Book Via: Tiger Balloon Safaris

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RAJASTHAN

The pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the most sought after places to go for Hot air balloon rides. Besides several man made lakes and temples, this beautiful city is an abode of magnificent forts and palaces of the bygone era. These features of Jaipur make the hot air ballooning experience even more enthralling.  The weather conditions are perfect at the deserted side of the state and going on a balloon trip can make for a perfect holiday.

The usual times for the flights are 5:30 am and 4 pm, lasting for an hour. But the total time inclusive of the flight, gearing you up, inflating the balloon and launching it is around 3 hours. Around 4-8 fliers are flown in a single flight, who should be above 5 years of age and at least 1.5 meters in height.

The flights take off from the spectacular Amber Fort.

Estimated Height: Maximum 1200 feet

Estimated Duration: Approx 1 hour

Price: Rs. 12000 per person for Adults and Rs 6000 for kids (aged 5-12)

Book Via: Balloon India Safari or Sky Waltz

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UTTAR PRADESH

Now you can literally catch a Bird’s eye view of the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Due to the charming monument of Taj fondly regarded as the ‘epitome of love’, Agra city of Uttar Pradesh attracts thousands of adventure enthusiasts every year to experience the hot air ballooning. The ride is an amazing opportunity for anyone who is looking to say the three words of love. Apart from this, if the weather permits, you can view the entire landscape of the region too.

Estimated Height: 500 feet

Estimated Duration: 15 to 20 minutes

Price: Rs 500 to Rs 750 per person

Book Via: Balloon India Safari

NEW DELHI

Apart from the hustle and bustle of the city life of Delhi, with its array of spectacular malls, the national capital also offers the facility of this aero-sport called Hot air ballooning.

You can now enjoy a hot air balloon ride above the glitzy and starry atmosphere of the national capital region. The most popular destinations in Delhi NCR are  Damdama Lake, Neemrana, Sohna, Gurgaon & Greater Noida. The flights take off at 6 am or 4 pm, from September to March which is the most suitable time for floating through the air.

Estimated Height: Maximum 5000 feet

Estimated Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Price: Rs 9000 to Rs 13000 per person

Book Via: Wanderlust Travels or Roof n Ride

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GOA

Goa is the one stop destination for honeymoon couples and party mongers alike. Its scenic beauty makes it one of the most popular spots in India to go up in a Hot Air Balloon. These aerial rides can add up to the charm of Goa’s beaches and colorful landscapes. It is a perfect place for those who desire to spend the most lovable moments of their life together.

The flight takes off prior 7 am, for which you can get insurance done along with other international standards of safety and security.

The 360 – degree breathtaking, unobstructed views of Goa from the top of the world makes it perfect for photography.

Estimated Height: 4000 feet

Estimated Duration:  Approx 1 hour

Price: Rs 14000 per person

Book Via: Tiger Balloon Safaris

HAVE A GOOD FLIGHT!

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