If you want to relax and yet indulge in a sport that gives you an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic scenery while floating in the airy sky, then go for hot air ballooning in India. This is one of the oldest flying form amongst all flight technologies, where you experience the excitement of floating in a huge balloon powered by an open flame that heats up the air thus taking the balloon up in the air.
Attached to the balloon is gondola or a wicker basket, which will carry you through the blue skies while experiencing the most amazing views of nature from above. The experience of enjoying a beautiful sunset or sunrise while on a hot air ride in India will be etched in your memory forever!
Destinations in India for Hot Air Ballooning
Delhi is the main hub for hot air ballooning in India. The Balloon Club of India operates from the Safdarjung Airport in Delhi and every year organises a Balloon Mela or Balloon Fair in the month of November.
The best time for hot air ballooning across regions in India is from October to end of March when the weather is dry and not too hot for this adventure sport.
While going for hot air ballooning remember to deal with reputed companies that have pilots with all the necessary credentials
Also please remember that expectant mothers, people suffering with high blood pressure, heart problems and people who are scared of heights are advised not to take the ride
Although there is no proper dress code, it is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and to dress in layers. A light jacket or a shawl is recommended for early mornings and evening flights. A cap and sunglasses will also come handy while going for hot air ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning tour operators
Sky Waltz in Rajasthan and Wanderlust Travels in New Delhi are the two major tour operators, which offer hot air ballooning tours.