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Hot air balloon in Jaipur
Written by Shrinivas on June 24, 2020 Share on

All you need to know about the Hot Air Balloon experience in Jaipur

Jaipur’s beautiful city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, is a popular tourist destination and every year receives hordes of travellers from all over the globe. Popularly known as the Pink City, it is home to some of the bygone era’s most magnificent palaces and forts, alongside several man-made lakes and temples. Over the years, Jaipur has become a well-known tourist destination and receives myriads of tourists from all over the globe throughout the year. 

Skywaltz Hot air Balloon
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In the city, too, many adventure activities have started offering the visitors an unparalleled travel experience. One such amazing adventure activity is Hot Air Balloon in Jaipur. Imagine flying across palaces, forts and lakes, soaking up the region ‘s magnificent landscape, with Aravali hills posing as the backdrop.

Nothing is quite like this. The absolute peace of immense views, muted colours and crisp fresh air and the ever-present promise of something wild as the balloons float you like a dream come true, silently above all else. After a flight briefing, the Balloons lifts off at dawn. The one hour flight, one of the best Jaipur has to offer, will give you a bird’s eye view. After you land snacks and beverages, adds to the buzz that you get from the early morning air and the sights and sounds that only an eagle can ever see. Early morning is the ideal time to see from a unique perspective not only India and its spectacular forts, hidden places, Aravali Ranges and traditional Rajasthan villages, but also the opportunity to meet friendly people. Be mesmerised as you drift slowly across the Amber Fort area. Enjoy the below panoramic view of the city – explore Jaipur as you haven’t done before! 

Hot air balloon
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Overview

The activity of the hot air balloons is carried out from different locations in Jaipur. Some common locations include Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Shiv Vilas, and Delhi-Jaipur Road. The site continues to change, depending on wind direction. The location of the take-off is chiefly decided by the pilot, taking into account passenger safety. Various service providers charge varying prices. The average price is INR 7500 for an adult and INR 6000 for a child. 

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
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In general, the rides are arranged two hours before sunrise and two hours after sunset. These timings are ideal for operating the hot air balloon, since the winds are weak, allowing smooth passage of the balloon. Usual hot air balloon activity timings are 5:30 AM in April-June, 6:15 AM and 4:00 OM in September-November and 6:45 AM and 3:30 PM in December-March.

The flight generally lasts for about an hour. The total time, including gearing up, inflating and launching the balloon, stretches for about 3 hours though. In a ride, a minimum of 4 riders and a maximum of 8 riders are flying. The minimum age for boarding the balloon is 5 years, and a minimum height of 1.5 metres. There is no maximum age limit. All age groups are able to enjoy the ride. Only pregnant women are not allowed to fly, taking into account their safety and that of their children.

Skywaltz is one of Jaipur’s most popular hot air balloon safaris and has carried out guided balloon safari tours for years. With their reasonable package options, you can book a roughly an hour-long balloon safari that will get you to fly over the mighty forts and palaces. This flight can be taken in Shiv Vilas, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort and Delhi-Jaipur Road.

Jaipur Rajasthan
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From your accommodation, you can expect a pickup and then be taken on an invigorating ride. Nestled in the Aravalli, the pilot navigates through rural fields, lakes and villages. You are awarded a First Flight Certificate at the end of the flight, signed by the pilot. That flight’s duration is 60 minutes. Depending on the weather conditions you can take the flight from Shiv Vilas, Samode Bagh, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Delhi Road, Madhogarh Fort and others. The package includes tea and coffee and other refreshments on the launch site. 

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Adventure activities on offer here have gained popularity among visitors in recent times as well. One such amazing activity is Jaipur’s hot air ballooning that promises a truly fascinating experience during which you will witness some amazing sights of this spectacular region’s landscape. Hot Air Balloon is an excellent way to explore Jaipur town. It’s an experience that is available in very few places in India. In your next trip to this iconic town of Rajasthan, the thrill of flying combined with the spectacular scenery below is something to root for. To the benefit, having the help of a reputed travel agency adds. Starting with DIY itineraries to have one-stop-shop for all travel needs, Pickyourtrail not only guarantees seamless and trouble-free ride but holds the cost-effectiveness under check at the same time. The innovative itinerary development tool takes into consideration considerations such as a traveller’s curiosity, the length of a trip and the expenditure to execute on the brand ‘Craft Your Vacation, Your Way.’, completely online. Log on to www.Pickyourtrail.com for more information. 

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