Thursday, October 1, 2020

Top 10 Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides in India

Flying high in the sky while sitting in a vibrant colored hot air balloon is our bucket list since childhood which is no less than a fantasy. Having a hot air balloon ride has always been a fantasy and adventure for travelers around the globe. Watching this in movies captured the attention of almost everyone. Who doesn’t want to float in the basket in the open air, see the sky and enjoy the sight scenery from above?

The hot air balloon ride is very famous in western countries as a tourism sport. The hot air balloon ride is a new concept in India even though it is a bit costly. However, India is no way behind in the competition in providing its visitors with all the thrills and adventures. The introduction of a hot air balloon ride in India fills people with a lot of excitement as well as curiosity. Still, there are few places where you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride in India. Float above and see the glory of the place, here we present you the Top 10 Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides in India.

1. Lonavala, Maharashtra

Lonavala is a romantic destination where you can go on a hot air balloon ride. Also, this is an ideal gateway from Mumbaikars and people living nearby. This ride in a beautiful place will take you through lush green hills. This ride will make your every single penny that you have spent worthily. Moreover, people residing in Mumbai can enjoy it as it is just 1.5 hours away from the city. Basically, Kamshet is a place that provides hot air balloon ride with dense greenery, forests, caves, lakes, and dams.

  • Best Time: October to May
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Estimated Height: 4000 feet
  • Approximate Cost: INR 6000 – Children (up to 12 years)
  •                                    INR 12,000- Adults

2. Darjeeling

One of the best places for Hot Air Balloon Rides in India. You can enjoy your hot air balloon ride at a reasonable price. Furthermore, enjoy your time while having this ride and appreciating the beautiful mountains and landscapes of Darjeeling. This fun activity takes place usually between 4 PM-6 PM and a single ride requires a minimum of 15 people. Make your trip to Darjeeling even more fun-loving by taking this adventurous activity.

  • Best Time: October to May
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Estimated Height: 300 feet
  • Approximate Cost: INR 1500

3. Karnataka

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Karnataka near to West Coast offers a perfect setting for you to enjoy a hot air balloon ride with your loved one. It takes its passengers to a height of 500 meters. Make your ride more memorable by looking at caves, temples, and the rich heritage culture of Hampi. The monuments and caves at Hampi are very famous in the world.  Moreover, it provides you with an opportunity to have a glimpse of ancient ruins in a new way. One of the best places to enjoy Hot Air Balloons Rides in India.

  • Best Time: October to May
  • Duration: 60-80 minutes
  • Estimated Height: 5000 feet(max)
  • Approximate Cost: INR 8000-12,000

4. New Delhi, NCR and Haryana

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You can now witness the beautiful panorama of Delhi from a hot air balloon. National Capital provides you with a hot balloon ride above the glitzy and starry atmosphere. Also, you get an opportunity to float over Damdama Lake. The trip is organized from Damdama Lake, Sohna, Neemrana and it completely depends on the weather. Weather condition also affects timings.

  • Best Time: September to March
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Estimated Height: 5000 feet(max)
  • Approximate Cost: INR 9000 – 13,000

5. Uttar Pradesh

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What can be more special than expressing your feelings to your love while taking that special person along with you on a hot air balloon ride that overlooks the Taj Mahal? This is an amazing opportunity for those who are looking forward to confessing his/her feelings. If the weather allows then you can view the entire landscape of the area too. This exotic ride is an ideal ride for honeymoon travelers or couples.

  • Best Time: October to March
  • Duration: 15 to 20 Minutes
  • Estimated Height: 500 feet with a clear view of Taj Mahal
  • Approximate Cost: INR 500-750

6. Manali

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Who doesn’t know that Manali is already incredible? Imagine flying over the Himalayas and watching everything turning smaller as you fly high. Also, feeling the cold breeze and enjoying your mesmerizing recreational activity with your closed ones. A hot air balloon ride in Manali will give you a glimpse of a breath-taking view of the hills. This adventurous activity has found its place in the hearts of the visitors. Flying above beautiful landscapes, glorious snow-capped hills and rivers are amazing and fascinating. You are going to treasure this ride.

  • Best Time: October to December and May to July
  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Estimated Height: 4000 feet
  • Approximate Cost: INR 900

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7. Bhopal

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Are you ready for an adventurous hot air balloon ride? The ride is of 2 hours but it will take 6 hours from pick up to drop. During this ride, you are going to enjoy an aerial view of the city and also the amazing view of the lake. You can enjoy this activity in the City of Lakes only when weather and wind permit it so it is a seasonal activity here. Usually, people are picked from their residence and are dropped back once they are done with the activity.

  • Duration: 2 hours

8. Jaipur

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Still, searching for the Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides in India? Rajasthan, Pink City of India which is one of the most beautiful places in India provides you with the perfect place for this adrenaline thumping activity. Flying over the Numerous Lakes, Palaces, and Forts, one must catch a bird’s eye view of this city. Also, the vibrant city offers the view of the majestic Aravalli Range.

  • Best Time: September to June
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Estimated Height: 4000 feet(max)
  • Approximate Cost: INR 6000 – Children (up to 12 years)
  •                                    INR 12,000- Adults

9. Goa

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Goa is the favourite place for honeymoon couples to for party mongers and for local to international travellers. Travellers come here to enjoy the unmatchable beauty of the landscapes and serene beaches. Want to make your time in Goa more memorable? This is just the perfect place for those who want to spend the most lovable moments of their life together. Ride in Hot air balloon can make your love moments more meaningful here.

  • Best Time: October to March
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Estimated Height: 4000 feet
  • Approximate Cost: INR 14,000

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10. Pushkar

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Visit Pushkar for hot air balloon ride during the annual Pushkar Fair which will make your presence more exciting. It is the best suitable time to watch the largest gathering of cattle. Also, the huge gathering will be present at the fair. Moreover, you can enjoy seeing numerous camps over dunes, the sight of the holy lake. It has been an awe-inspiring pilgrimage center for years so you will get to enjoy the vision of a number of temples and holy places.

Anamika Sharma
Software Engineer by profession and writer by passion. By combining the two, I want to make a better version of myself. Writing gives the foundation in addition to the magical words.

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