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.
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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 250 Per Adult / USD 150 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). 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.