Lonavala, a picturesque hill station in the Western Ghats, lies between the cities of Pune and Mumbai. Every year, hordes of travellers come here to explore its famous natural and man-made attractions. Besides these, this place is also gaining reputation for offering many adventure activities, including hot air balloon rides and in recent years, it has garnered much attention from adventure enthusiasts from nearby places, especially Mumbai and Pune.
As a result, people visit here throughout the year to experience the joy of a balloon safari in Lonavala. The sight of the majestic Sahayadri Mountains, including lush greenery, beautiful waterfalls and picturesque forested hills during the balloon ride is simply breathtaking.
As you soar to sky like a bird, you will get an opportunity to admire natural vistas; something that you will cherish all your life. Behold and click pictures of the natural beauty of the region to keep them as fond memories. So, make a plan to enjoy a hot air balloon ride in Lonavala with your family and friends, the next time you visit this scenic hill town. The flight is arranged early in the morning and in the afternoon as during these times the weather remains favourable to conduct this activity.
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1. What time of the day does the rides is organised?
Hot air ballooning at Lonavala is organised generally two hours before dawn and about two hours before dusk. These are the times when winds are the most stable. The time for these amazing flights varies across the year, depending on different seasons; however, they are arranged around 5.30 am in the morning and 4 pm in the afternoon. There is less chance of cancellation of morning flights as compared to the evening ones.
2. What is the duration of a flight? How high does the balloon fly?
You would be in the flight for about an hour, but the whole experience takes around 3 hours. The balloons are flown at different heights and here, the maximum height to which it is taken is 1200 feet. However, the height at which it has to be flown depends on the topography of the area and the prevailing weather conditions.
3. What happens, in case, the weather is unsuitable for a flight?
This activity is completely dependent on weather conditions. In India, most times, the weather remains favourable for ballooning. However, in case, the weather is unsuitable for the activity to be organised, guests will be informed in advance as safety of the guests comes first.
4. How many people can be accommodated in the balloon?
A total of 4-8 persons can be accommodated in a standard flight.
5. Is there any an age or weight restriction for this activity? Are pregnant women allowed on-board a flight?
Children aged 5 years and above with height more than 1.5 m are allowed while there is no upper age limit. Since, the whole activity in the air is for close to an hour, you must be fit enough to stand for the entire duration. Pregnant ladies are not permitted on-board the hot air balloon.
Weekend Price ( Saturday & Sunday ) : INR 12000 Per Head for both Foreign & Indian Nationals
Note : Children below 5 years are not allowed to indulge in the activity due to safety reasons.
Best Time to go: October to April
Morning flights only .
(Flight time is approximately 60 minutes (+/- 10 minutes)
Weekend Prices will be applicable for the following Holidays:
28 Oct (Friday) - Dhanotraydishi Diwali
1 Nov (Monday) Bhai Beej
14 Nov (Monday) Gurunanak Jayanti
26 Jan (Thursday) Republic Day
27 Jan (Friday) long Weekend Holiday
14 Feb (Tuesday) Valentines Day
24 Feb (Friday) Mahashivratri
13 March (Monday) Holi
14 April (Friday) Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti / Good Friday
1st May (Monday) Maharashtra Day
1). Balloon Flight Time of approximately 60 minutes.
2). Highly experienced International Pilots.
3). Tea/Coffee & Light refreshments served at the launch site.
4). An unforgettable experience of a lifetime!!
5). A Certificate of Flight duly signed by your pilot.
6). International standards of Safety & Security
7). Witness the exhilarating sight of the balloons being inflated and prepared for the flight.
8). All Flights are insured as per international aviation standards.
1). Government service tax 9.0%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.
We had a great time while ballooning. Everything from pick-up drop facility, the car that was sent, the driver, Mr. Dhaval's correspondence, and Mr. Richard's (Pilot) flight and stories, everything was perfect. it was a great experience and i will definitely recommend it to my friends. Thanks a lot for your wonderful memories
The experience was really great. On the schedule date i got a call from a crew member for the pickup at sharp 4:55 a.m. We reached on the takeoff site right on time. We were informed that the ride is canceled due to bad weather. and me be schedule tomorrow at same time and we will be informed regarding the same. I was little disappointed due to cancellation. However next day was fantastic as we had taken off after the entire process of inflating the balloon in front of us. The captain was awesome and he took us around and for the first time in my life i saw sunrise from sky. we also flew over the dam and it was like dream come true. the landing was perfect and much smoother then it was told to us before takeoff. Overall the whole crew is fantastic, very disciplined, and friendly. Thanks to all for making our trip a memorable one.
The best and most thrilling experience in open sky. Though travelled in aircraft la ot many times but this is the first time experience in open sky at this much height with jolly and experienced pilot who provided all the details.
It was a beautiful experience. Very professionally organised.