Top 5 Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides in India

Imagine yourself soaring like a bird several thousands of feet above the ground with mouth watering delicacies laid in front, the sun shinning in the horizons, a picturesque view of underlying tiny forests, mountains and valleys, the clouds seemingly within one’s reach, a mellow wind blowing. Yet a motionless experience, you can enjoy all of these stuff in a hot air balloon ride.

The concept of hot air ballooning is not very popular in India, but if you are 100% fit and ready for some thrill, it is the right vehicle to board on.


  • Safety first! So the passengers need to be in good mental and physical health for the ride. They must be of at least 5 years old and 47 inches tall.
  • They must dress according to their own comfort level as wind chill can be eliminated because the balloon travels at the same speed as the wind.

As simple as that!!! So come let us grab a camera and explore a few fascinating destinations through a bird’s eye view.

1. Maharashtra – Lonavala

Situated in the Western Ghats, in between Pune and Mumbai, the place offers a picturesque view of the majestic Sayahadri Mountains, nearby waterfalls and lush green foliage of forested hills during the balloon ride.

As a result the girl station has gained much attention of the tourist from tar and nearby places, especially Pune and Mumbai.

So, treat your eyes with the colourful patchwork of fields and give some rest to your tired soul while gently floating through the valleys and lakes.

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Hot Air Balloon ride in Maharashtra

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2. Karnataka

The place holds hot air balloon festival each year at the wind of December which may extend to January. The festival is organised at three places simultaneously at Bidar, Mysore and at the ancient villages of Hampi.

This four day long event was initiated by the Karnataka Tourism Department with an aim to develop interest among the youth.

Relaxing on the lush green grassland, watching the panorama of colourful hot air balloon floating in the serene sky and sightseeing at Hampi- an experience worth remembering.

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Karnataka

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3. Delhi NCR and Haryana

Held mostly during the month of September,the hot air balloon ride allows you to float above the serene waters of Damdama Lake and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the busy life of the National Capital.

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4. Goa

You will get a 360° view of Goa at 900 feet with sparkling Azure sea, lush green Goan countryside, fluffy white clouds and golden shores and will be amazed to see the balloon defying the gravitational pull of the earth and slowly rising upwards and gliding through like an ethereal being.

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Goa

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5. Uttar Pradesh

You can fly above the beautiful Taj Mahal and get a view of the majestic Mughal monuments. Honeymooners or couples can take this ride and glide over the seventh wonder of the world. One can also capture the panoramic view of Uttar Pradesh.

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Air Balloon Ride in Uttar Pradesh

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6. Rajasthan

It is an apt destination for balloon ride lovers as it has the most suitable weather and temperature. Rides are available in Pushkar, the pink city Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

The sight of the holy lakes and temples, the Pushkar fair – largest camel fair and the colourful festivals, sky kissing forts, mesmerizing and dunes makes the ride worth remembering.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Jaipur

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Jaipur

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FAQ’s related to Hot Air Balloon Rides in India:

Q. How much does a hot air balloon cost in India?

A. The cost of a hot air balloon ride in India is between 8,500 INR to 12,000 INR for each individual for a single flight. The rate tends to vary as per the location, tourist season, as well as the weather conditions of the area.

Q. Where would you like to go in a hot air balloon?

A. Jaipur, in Rajasthan, is an amazing destination to go in a hot air balloon. The view of the old forts and palaces looks very mesmerizing from the top. The natural view of the lakes and hills of the Pink city is just breathtaking.

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Q. What are the best conditions for a hot air balloon?

A. The best conditions for a hot air balloon ride are when the speed of the wind is about 10 to 12 miles/hr. A good ride in a hot air balloon will be possible at that time of the year when the climate is dry with decent visibility and low-velocity winds are around.

Q. Where is the best hot air balloon festival celebrated?

A. The best hot air balloon festivals are Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning, Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiest, National Balloon Classic, the Great Reno Balloon Race as well as the Teton Valley Balloon Rally

Q. Are hot air balloon rides safe?

A. Yes, hot air balloon rides are absolutely safe for everyone. You just need to make sure that you ride when the weather condition is ideal so that you can enjoy watching the views from the top of the city.

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