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Hop into a hot-air balloon and float over the Amer Fort in Jaipur & take in a spectacular sight of the landscape encompassed amidst the golden sands.
What Is It?
Pink City, Jaipur in Rajasthan is a spectacular tourist destination and is a home to some of the most magnificent palaces and forts from the bygone era. There are a number of man-made lakes and beautiful temples. Lately, Jaipur has also started offering some adventure activities.
One of them being hot air ballooning in the skies of Jaipur. Hop into a hot-air balloon and experience the breathtaking sights of the Amer Fort, Pushkar and Ranthambore.
This activity involves flying in the hot air balloons that comprise of a bag and a basket. Called an envelope, the bag is filled with heated air. There is a suspended basket called a gondola. The bags are not sealed from the bottom as the air inside the balloon is at the same atmospheric pressure as outside. The basket is like a capsule, which carries a heat source and a crew.
What’s In It?
While you float above the palaces, forts and lakes in Jaipur you can also spot the Aravalli Hills. What is also a treat for the eyes is also the traditional Rajasthani villages.
You can also capture these wonderful sights and exciting experience in your camera to relive later. Arranged in the morning and late afternoon, the hot air balloon ride with family and friends is once in a lifetime experience.
From 23rd October to 4th November is the colourful camel festival in Pushkar and to watch it from the sky is quite a sight.
Don’t forget to care your sunglasses and camera. And yes it’s really worth it. The only thing you might need to be a bit wary about is the fact that its usually a 3 hour flight and for the 1 hour you are in the gondola, you can’t quite sit.
Best Time to go: October to April
How Much: Approx. ₹9000 (includes pick-up and drop from the hotel, briefing and tea/coffee, First flight certificate)
Flight duration: Approx 60 mins
Total Ballooning experience duration: Approx 3 hours
While you float in the clouds and see the world beneath, it is a feeling of ‘Dreams come true’.