Ditch The Goa Beaches & Experience A Magical Hot Air Balloon Ride High Above The Sea

by Sanjana Shenoy
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Goa is the ethereal place to soak your feet in the calm blue waters, relish a sumptuous seafood meal and chill at a beach resort with a glass of Coconut Feni. While you might have ticked all these from your to-do list, what about hot air ballooning? Yes, you can perch yourself in a cosy hot air balloon with your loved ones and enjoy a panoramic view of the sea.

Goa Offers You A Stunning Hot Air Balloon Ride Over The Sea

Imagine floating across the skies, as you look below to witness glistening golden sandy beaches, with sparkly azure seas, splashing and inviting you to soak in the vibes to the fullest. In Goa, you don’t have to imagine, but actually live every moment thanks to hot air ballooning. Wake up early in the morning for the perfect hot air balloon ride. As the balloon gets inflated by motorized fans, take some time to meet and greet your pilot. A spacious and luxurious basket is kept ready for your ultimate adventure in Goa.

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Experience Goa Like Never Before

In around 30 minutes, the envelope is filled with air and the propane burners get ignited to heat that air from the inside. Plop yourself in the intricately handcrafted wicker basket. Enjoy the glimpses from the ground, as your balloon slowly lifts you up into the air. As you leave the ground and go up high in the skies, you’ll be taken aback by how light and magical it feels to almost float in the air. Keep your cameras ready to capture amazing Insta-worthy pictures of Goa from 900 feet above, like never before. Blue seas, lush greenery and little hamlets of homes from up above will take your breath away.  For your safety, a ground crew follow the balloon over roads and grounds to wait for you once you land. This shall always be a gala occasion.

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Visit South Goa For This Adventure

You can go hot air ballooning in Assolda Football Grounds in Chandor, South Goa. The hot air ballooning timings are from 6:30 am to 8 am. A standard balloon flight costs around ₹11,000 per person. A private hot air balloon costs ₹55,000 for 1 to 3 people and ₹99,000 for 4 to 8 people. Before taking off, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee along with refreshments. During the course of the hot air ballooning journey, you aren’t permitted to take food or drinks inside the balloon. Nevertheless, once you actually witness the beach destination from the height, you will be too stunned to do anything, but just soak it all in.

 

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Apart from Goa, you can also visit Meghalaya for an amazing hot air balloon ride. Out Chief Editor, Kamiya Jani had a great time hot air ballooning in the state Here’s her experience. 

 

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