Package Name: Hot Air Ballooning at Jaipur, India
Price: Rs 9,000 ($160)
Day: 3 Hrs Day
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Dec
Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan, is studded with the most beautiful and majestic palaces, vast expanse of formidable forts, lakes and temples of a by-gone Royalty that even today attracts hordes of tourists from all over the globe. Of late adventure activities have gained popularity in the region and hot air ballooning is among them. Hot air ballooning gives a breathtaking view of this city from the blissful skies above.
1. What time of the day are the rides arranged?
The rides are usually arranged two hours before the sun rise and two hours before sunset. These times are ideal for the activity as wind speed is weak at this time and allows smooth rides. The 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 up the tourist, 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. The maximum elevation that the flight reaches is approximately 1200 feet from the ground.
3. What happens, in case, the weather is unsuitable for a ride?
If the weather is unsuitable the participants are informed beforehand and the flight is cancelled. But usually the weather is stable and suitable for air-balooning.
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 age or weight restriction for this activity? Are pregnant women allowed on-board a balloon flight?
Passengers have to be older than 5 years and have to stand at least 1.5 meters in height. Besides this there is no age limit. The only criterion is that the passenger must be able to stand through the flight.
Pregnant women are not allowed for their own and the baby’s safety.
6. Where do we fly from? What is the take off location?
In Jaipur, the flight takes off from the area near the spectacular Amber Fort. The location can sometimes change 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.
Hot Air Ballooning at Jaipur
Price (Per Person): Rs 9,000 ($160)
Duration: 3 Hrs
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 3.625%
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.
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)
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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