The Best Spots For Hot Air Balloon Rides In India

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Imagine the thrill of soaring in sky as the air balloon takes off and cool breeze brushes your cheeks. You no longer need to ponder over exotic foreign locations for an exciting hot air balloon ride. Here are amazing destinations in India where you can find sheer bliss in a hot air balloon as you defy gravity.

1. Lonavala

Lush green Sahyadri hills, the forts, valleys, waterfalls and lakes of Lonavala are all set to cast a magical spell on you from below once you are on the hot air balloon. Located near Mumbai and Pune Lonavla is a favoured hot air ballooning spot for many.

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Timings :  Mar- Nov : 6:15 AM |  Dec-Feb : 6:45 AM and 4 PM

Estimated Height: 4000 feet
Estimated Duration: Around 60 minutes

Price: Rs. 6000-8500/person

2. Jaipur

Have a panoramic view of the magnificent palaces, forts and lake from high up as you ride through a hot air balloon in Pink City of Jaipur. With apt weather conditions, picturesque locations and architectural marvels depicting Rajasthan’s royal heritage, Jaipur makes is one of hot air ballooning destination in India.

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Ballon Ride Locations: Samode Bagh & Palace, Amer Fort, Shiv Vilas, Jal Mahal, Delhi Road, Madhogarh Fort.

Timings:   Sept-Nov : 6:15 AM, 4 PM | Dec-Mar : 6:45 AM, 3:30 PM |  Apr-Jun : 5:45 AM

Estimated Height: Maximum 4000 feet
Estimated Duration: Around 1 hour

Prices: Rs. 6000/person for children (5 -12 years) and Rs. 12000/person for adults

3. Goa

Be it honeymoon couples or party animals, Goa is one of the most ideal destinations in India. Hot air balloon rides are a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Goa. The sea, waterfall, rivers and green landscape cast a magical spell on you as you float over them in a balloon. Make some beautiful memories with your partner or go crazy with your friends as you cruise in the air.

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Timings :   All day depending on the weather condition

Estimated Height:  2500 feet
Estimated Duration: Around 40 minutes – 1 hour

Price :   Indians: Rs. 9,900/person | Foreigners: US $ 160/person

You can get your booking done here.

4. Neemrana and Delhi NCR

Neemrana Fort Palace is another destination to enjoy a ride in the hot air balloon. Viewing the 11-tiered architectural marvel of Neemrana Fort from high up, isan experience to cherish for life.

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Timings :   All day depending on the weather condition

Estimated Height:  2500 feet
Estimated Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Price :  Around Rs. 9000-11000/person.

Booking can be done here.

5. Agra

Agra is the epitome of romance. What else can be more ecstatic for two lovers, than watching Taj Mahal from the sky? If you wish to give your *special someone* one of the most memorable gifts, plan a balloon ride at Agra on a full moon night or during the sunrise or sunset.

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Timings :   All year depending on the weather condition

Estimated Height:  500 feet
Estimated Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Price :  Rs.3500 – Rs.7000 per person

6. Pushkar

Enjoy hot air balloon ride during the Pushkar Mela on 8th to 15th November 2016. Sky Waltz Balloon Safari and Roof N Ride even organize balloon safari on demand.

To experience the unique amalgamation of pleasure and adventure, plan your hot air balloon vacation right away and do not forget your camera/binocular.

We just want to take care of a few things before you choose your flight:

  • Do a through research about the rides and read the terms and conditions offered by the organizers carefully.
  • Never try to fly in turbulent weather condition or when it is likely to rain.
  • Be careful while on ride, specially so with kids and youngsters.

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