Places to do Hot Air Ballooning in India
Let us first quickly tell you some must know facts and information about hot air ballooning then we will discuss the best places to experience this gravity defying adventure. It is the oldest way of flying and was introduced in 1783 in France, almost 120 years before the Wright Brother’s first flight. Hot air ballooning is still very famous among people who love to travel in vertical dimension. The experience of hot air ballooning is completely different from that of an aircraft ride. It flies at very slow speed and low altitude. You can capture from all angle by moving within the basket. Thus it is one of the best options in order to explore an area.
The balloon includes a bag called Envelope which contained hot air.
Basket– Where people sit/ stand during flight.
The inlet of the balloon (closest to the burner flame) is made from fire resistant material as Nomex.
Hot ballooning in India is getting very popular among adventure seekers in India. It is not only for thrill- loving people, it can be enjoyed by peace lovers. There are many companies which offer honeymoon ride for newly married couples. If you have passion for photography this is a must do for you because it is the closest you will get to aerial photography by spending much less compared to renting an aircraft. Also, Hot air balloon ride is comparatively smoother that allows blurred free photos and liberty of clicking photos from 360 degrees without any layer of adhesive glass (window pane).
Hot Air Ballooning Locations:
Rajasthan-It is the most famous place for Hot air ballooning in India. Reasons are many, first of all, the pure scenic beauty that spreads all over the Rajasthan which includes huge Palaces, Forts, Deserts that makes it perfect place for both adventurous holiday or rejuvenating peaceful vacation .Secondly the large number of foreign tourists comes here every year so that necessitates this kind of activities which are popular in abroad.
The original old city of Jaipur was Colored yellow. It was repainted pink, the traditional color of welcome, for the visit of Prince Albert, consort of the English Queen Victoria. The wide straight avenues, roads, streets, lines and uniform rows of shops on either side of main markets were arranged in nine rectangular city sectors. The Rajputs were prolific builders and have dotted the arid Aravali landscape with their legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent forts and palaces in the world. From the glittery of cocktail lounges to crackling of nomadic campfires the stories of legendary Rajput clans continue to inspire and send tingles through the body.
Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur city is also referred to as the “Venice of the East”, the “Most Romantic City of India” . Udaipur the “City of Lakes” is one among the most romantic and most beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur city of Rajasthan state is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences – an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Udaipur’s kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is an enticing sight.
Pushkar has a magnetism all of its own, and is quite unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan. It’s a prominent Hindu pilgrimage town and devout Hindus should visit at least once in their lifetime. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town literally hums with regular pujas (prayers) generating an episodic soundtrack of chanting, drums and gongs, and devotional songs.
Besides pilgrims, travellers have long discovered Pushkar’s charms, and small, budget hotels outnumber the temples and dharamsalas (pilgrims guesthouses). Many visitors reach here and grind to a satisfied halt, experimenting variously with spirituality, bhang (marijuana) and facial hair. Time can slip by very easily in Pushkar.
Lonavala-It is small town and a famous hill station that come under Pune district in the State of Maharashtra. . It is located 64km from Pune and 96km away from Mumbai. One can easily reach here Train or Car (weekend drive).Train connectivity is really good and also if you love driving roads are much better paved compared to other Indian roads which makes it pleasant ride From the Mumbai suburbs, local trains are available from Karjat. Both the Mumbai-Pune Expressway as well as the Mumbai-Chennai highway pass through Lonavla..