The beautiful city of Jaipur – the capital of the state of Rajasthan – is a popular tourist destination and receives hordes of travellers from across the globe, each year. Popularly known as the Pink City, it is home to some of the most magnificent palaces and forts from the bygone era, besides several man-made lakes and temples. In recent time, adventure activities on offer here have also gained popularity among visitors. One such amazing activity is hot air ballooning at Jaipur that promises a truly mesmerising experience during which you will witness some breathtaking sights of the landscape of this spectacular region.
The excitement of flying over palaces, forts and lakes during the balloon safari in Jaipur is quite special. Behold these fantastic sights and capture them in your camera to cherish later. These rides are arranged early in the morning and late afternoon as during this period the winds are quite favourable for this activity.
So, sit down and plan a hot air balloon ride in Jaipur with family and friends for an exciting experience. However, you need to be fit enough to stand close to an hour, while you are on-board.
Know more about popular options for Hot Air Ballooning in India.
1. What time of the day are the rides arranged?
The rides are usually arranged two hours before the sun rises and two hours before it sets. These times are ideal for the activity as winds are at their weakest, allowing for smooth rides. The stillness of the winds depends on the season the ride is being taken in, but the usual time for conducting the activity is 5.30 am and 4 pm. Mornings carry a lesser chance of the flight being cancelled as compared to afternoons.
2. What is the duration of a ride? How high does the balloon fly?
You will fly roughly for an hour, but the total time inclusive of the flight, gearing you up, inflating the balloon and launching it is around 3 hours. Different altitudes are achieved by the balloon depending on the topography and weather of the place. Here the maximum elevation that your flight will reach is approximately 1200 feet from the ground.
3. What happens, in case, the weather is unsuitable for a ride?
This is an entirely weather-dependent activity and thankfully, the weather in India mostly remains suitable for it. If take-off is not possible due to unsuitable weather conditions, then the participants will be told about it beforehand, considering their safety.
4. How many people can be accommodated in the balloon?
Generally, anywhere from 4 to 8 fliers are flown in a single ride.
5. Is there any an age or weight restriction for this activity? Are pregnant women allowed on-board a balloon flight?
To board a flight, passengers have to be older than 5 years and have to stand at least 1.5 meters in height. No age limit will bar you from enjoying this amazing journey; however, you should be able to stand for as long as you are in the flight. The only hitch is that pregnant women are not allowed to fly, considering the safety of them and their child.
6. Where do we fly from? What is the take off location?
In Jaipur, the flights take off from the area near the spectacular Amber Fort; however, the location can sometimes be changed depending upon the direction of the wind. The take off location is solely decided by the pilot considering the safety of the on-board passengers.
Fully Refundable Price for Foreigners : USD 280 Per Adult / USD 165 Per Child
Fully Refundable Price for Indian Nationals : INR 12000 Per Adult / INR 6500 Per Child
Best Time to go: October to April
Morning flights: 1st September – 30th April
Evening flights: 1st November – 28th February
(Flight time is approximately 60 minutes (+/- 10 minutes)
1). Guest pick-up and drop from the hotel
2). Passenger briefing and tea/coffee
3). Flight timing: approx 60 mins
4). Total Ballooning experience: Approx 3 hours
5). First flight certificate
1). GST 18%
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.
If you have a weekend to spend and have fun in a budget friendly way at a beautiful location in Jaipur, then you need to check out hot air ballooning! The views are so great from up top, the feeling of being so up in the clouds, you can literally see the most of the city's part you are in! It is amazing! I went with my friend and had the best experience!
Jaipur is full of surprises. We were here for some other event in the city, but my friends and I had the opportunity to go hot air ballooning. We decided to do this on a whim because we had nothing else to do for one whole day before we left. This is an amazing way to spend your time in the city. Next time I'm here I'm going to explore more adventure activities in the city.
If you want to get away for just a while, hot air ballooning is ideal. Went here with my friend. It was recommended by a friend who really likes all this stuff. We were really excited and oh my god, the sight is heavenly from so up above. The pink city (which is not so anymore) looks amazing from above. Definitely an experience worth having if you live here!
I was in Jaipur on a work trip and last day of my tour was free so I wanted to do something fun. Hopped into a hot air balloon. The guys there really were like sayings things to inspire us and take away our fears but I didn?t need any of that. I was so damn excited about the whole thing, it ended too quickly!!! Will definitely go again if I am back here in the near future.
Hot air ballooning is so much fun! Definitely going to do this again. But this time I will do it in some other location. Love the whole vibe of Goa. Especially the place they have decided for this hot air ballooning event. The high angle shot of the wild scenes in Goa are so good. You can only imagine. Had too much fun. Thanks.
I was on a vacation in Goa with my wife. First of all the people who arranged all of this were really very approachable. Please check out the weight limit before you book. If the day is good, the weather is good, they will allow the activity. Amazing fun. Sitting in that hot air balloon and watching the city from that height is an amazing feeling. Too much fun!