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Best Spots For A Hot Air Balloon Ride In Rajasthan

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The magnificent landscapes of Rajasthan are best experienced from the air. These are the best spots for an incredible experience that will be a forever-cherished travel memory.

The Best Places For A Hot Air Balloon Ride In Rajasthan

Jaipur

Hot Air Balloon Over Jaipur
Hot Air Balloon Over Jaipur

Why go on a hot air balloon ride in Jaipur:

The Pink City of Jaipur is filled with incredible things to see, and their magnificence is even more apparent from the sky. Marvel at the city’s unique blend of traditional, modern and nature.

What you will see:

Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Amber Fort, Patrika Gate, Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal, Shree Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple, Shri Garh Ganesh Ji Temple.

Price: INR 15000 per person

Pushkar

Hot Air Balloon Over Pushkar
Hot Air Balloon Over Pushkar

Why go on a hot air balloon ride in Pushkar:

The holy city of Pushkar is surrounded by scenic views and spectacular architecture. See one of India’s holiest cities from the sky.

What you will see:

Pushkar Lake, Brahma Ghat, Jagatpita Shri Brahma Mandir, Savitri Mata Temple, Rangji Temple, Gurudwara Sahib, Sand dunes

Price: INR 15000 per person 

Ranthambore National Park

Hot Air Balloon Over Ranthambore
Hot Air Balloon Over Ranthambore

Why go on a hot air balloon ride in Ranthambore National Park:

The massive expanse of Ranthambore National Park can be best understood from the air. Get a different view of this magnificent forest when you see it from high above.

What you will see:

Ranthambore Fort, Khandar Fort, Gilai Sagar Dam, Soleshwar Mahadev Temple, Man Sarovar Dam

Price: INR 12000 per person (2 persons minimum)

Jaisalmer

Hot Air Balloon Over Jaisalmer
Hot Air Balloon Over Jaisalmer

Why go on a hot air balloon ride in Jaisalmer:

The Golden City of Jaisalmer is surrounded by spectacular sights, from forts and palaces to the mesmerising Thar Desert. Viewing the city from above reveals its true splendour.

What you will see:

Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Patwa Haveli, Bada Bagh, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Moti Mahal, Vyas Chhatri, Chandraprabhu Jain Temple, Sand dunes

Price: INR 6250 per person (4 persons minimum)

Udaipur

Hot Air Balloon Over Udaipur
Hot Air Balloon Over Udaipur

Why go on a hot air balloon ride in Udaipur:

Located on the banks of the scenic Lake Pichola, the city of Udaipur is filled with spectacular sights. Discover the spectacular planning of the Rajput rulers when you see the city from above.

What you will see:

Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace, Jagmandir Island Palace, Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Gangour Ghat, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bagore Ki Haveli

Price: INR 2500 per person (Not private)

Neemrana

Hot Air Balloon Over Neemrana
Hot Air Balloon Over Neemrana

Why go on a hot air balloon ride in Neemrana:

The spectacular town of Neemrana is surrounded by scenic hills, magical forts, dense jungles and stunning temples. Get a bird’s-eye-view of this offbeat Rajasthani destination.

What you will see:

Neemrana Fort Palace, Bala Quila, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Siliserh Lake, Vinay Vilas Mahal, Hill Fort of Kesroli, Ancient Vrindavan Palace.

Price: INR 12000 per person (4 persons minimum)

Samode Bagh and Palace

View of Samode Bagh and Palace from Samode View Point
View of Samode Bagh and Palace from Samode View Point

Why go on a hot air balloon ride at Samode Bagh and Palace:

This spectacular heritage resort in Rajasthan is known for excellent customised experiences. Getting a view of the spectacular area from above during sunrise or sunset is an incredible experience to share with your loved ones.

What you will see:

Samod Mata Ji Mandir, Samod Fort, Veer Hanumanji Temple, Samod Balaji Mandir, Aravalli hills.

Price: Available on request only, contact us for pricing

Amber Fort

Aerial view of Amber Fort
Aerial view of Amber Fort

Why go on a hot air balloon ride at Amber Fort:

After discovering the wonders of mediaeval Rajasthan at this iconic destination, take a ride in the sky to view the breathtaking surroundings. Educational or romantic, the choice is yours on this scenic on-demand activity!

What you will see:

Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Sagar Lake, Jaleb Chowk, Jaigarh Fort, Jaivana Cannon, Pariyon ka Bagh, Shri Jagat Shiromani ji Temple, Panna Meena ka Kund, Kalika Mata Mandir, Kalkeshwar Mahadev Mandir.

Price: Available on request only, contact us for pricing

Shiv Vilas Resort

View of Shiv Vilas from entrance
View of Shiv Vilas from entrance

Why go on a hot air balloon ride at Shiv Vilas Resort:

This luxury resort will make you feel like a king during your stay, and have a penchant for making incredible experiences happen for their guests. See mesmerising views of the surrounding forests and hills.

What you will see:

Amber Fort, Aravali Hills, Jaigarh Fort, Panna Meena ka Kund, Kalika Mata Mandir, Kalkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Nahargarh Biological Park.

Price: Available on request only, contact us for pricing

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal from Man Sagar Lakeside
Jal Mahal from Man Sagar Lakeside

Why go on a hot air balloon ride at Jal Mahal:

Located on Man Sagar Lake, this spectacular palace is surrounded by a range of leisure activities, including boating and hot air balloon rides. 

What you will see: 

Amber Fort, Aravali Hills, Jaigarh Fort, Kanak Ghati Garden, Kanak Vrindavan Park,  Gaitor Ki Chhatriyan, Nahargarh Fort, Shree Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple.

Price: Available on request only, contact us for pricing

Delhi Road

Jaipur-Delhi Road
Jaipur-Delhi Road

Why go on a hot air balloon ride at Delhi Road:

The Delhi-Jaipur Road offers a wide range of places for a scenic hot air balloon ride. From mesmerising sand dunes to fairytale-esque palaces and stunning forests, a private hot air balloon ride is a magical way to see the landscapes of Rajasthan.

What you will see:

Dependent upon launch area – Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar and Neemrana are the most popular requests.

Price:  Available on request only, contact us for pricing

Fort Madhogarh

View of Fort Madhogarh
View of Fort Madhogarh

Why go on a hot air balloon ride at Fort Madhogarh:

Located on the border of Haryana and Rajasthan, the ruins of Fort Madhogarh stand on the hill overlooking the town below. Get a spectacular view of this ancient place surrounded by Indian heritage.

What you will see:

Madhogarh Fort, Fort Madhogarh, surrounding ruins, Aravalli Hills.

Price:  Available on request only, contact us for pricing

What To Know Before Your Hot Air Balloon Ride In Rajasthan

Here are a few helpful tips for planning your hot air balloon ride in Rajasthan:

  • All riders must be at least 1.5 metres tall. (~4 feet 11 inches)
  • Pregnant women and infants are not allowed to ride.
  • For private rides, some operators offer balloons that can accommodate up to 22 passengers.
  • Snacks and drinks are not allowed on the hot air balloon.
  • Always keep spare time for the hot air balloon, as rides advertised as 10 minutes will take longer due to setup, weather conditions, and other last minute delays. You may even be offered an extended ride when in the air, depending on the circumstances.
  • Balloons are weight restricted, and you may be asked about your weight when booking a private hot air balloon flight.
  • All rides are dependent on weather conditions, and your ride may be postponed due to rain or heavy winds.
  • Most rides require a minimum number of participants, usually between 2 and 4.
  • Persons with heart, respiratory and balance problems should not attempt.
  • Hot air balloon rides can be organised at most places in Rajasthan with an advance notice of 45 to 60 days before the flight date.

Conclusion

Hot air balloon rides are a magical experience, and the majestic landscapes of Rajasthan are a perfect place to explore from above. Flying Squirrel Holidays can create an incredible exclusive Rajasthan travel package for you, with the best heritage hotels, luxury hotels and incredible experiences such as wildlife safaris and hot air balloon rides.

FAQs

When is the best time for hot air balloon ride?

The best times for hot air balloon rides are at dawn or before sunset. Additionally, you want to take hot air balloon rides during the spring and summer seasons, when clear conditions are the most likely.

Where is hot air balloon ride available in India?

Hot air balloon rides are available throughout India. Flying Squirrel Holidays can organise a hot air balloon ride for you throughout India. The most popular states for hot air balloon rides are Rajasthan, Goa, Maharashtra, and Haryana.

Can I get private hot air balloon ride in India?

Yes, private hot air balloon rides can be organised throughout India with the help of Flying Squirrel Holidays.

Is hot air balloon ride safe in India?

Hot air balloons in India are strictly regulated, and all operators must follow specific protocols to ensure that all flights are safe flights. Flying Squirrel Holidays only works with the best service providers in India.

Can I take hot air balloon ride from Jaipur to Jodhpur?

Most flights by hot air balloon do not cover much distance, and are for local sightseeing. Long flights between cities have to be cleared by the DGCA before proceeding.