8 Picturesque Places for Hot Air Balloon Ride in India

Enjoying the world with a bird’s eye is everyone’s dream. The world is indeed more different and beautiful from the skies than what it appears on the ground. The shining sun, deep forest valleys, picturesque water coasts and of course the panoramic view of colorful city life.

A hot air balloon ride is the best way to experience this at least once in a lifetime. Though the concept of the hot air balloon ride is not yet so common in India, it still is a leisure activity to try at least once. 

There are a few places where you can try this ride at least once. Get your cameras ready and set yourself for this adventure. We promise these places to have some of the best fascinating views for your lens to capture forever.

Hot Air Balloon Ride In India

Here is the list of Hot Air Balloon Ride In India:

1. Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Hot Air Balloon Ride In India
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With beautiful picturesque corners and lovely views of the western ghats, Maharashtra has perfect high-end spots to enjoy hot air balloon rides. Lonavala is the best place to go for a hot air balloon ride where you can easily enjoy the natural beauty of the deep lush greenery views. The royal mountains of Sahyadri hills and deep waterfalls of the forest area adds up to a unique fresh breeze in your hot air balloon experience.

You can book your ride via sky waltz. It costs around INR 6000 to INR 12000 per person. The best part is that the rides may also last up to 40-60 minutes if you want.

2. Karnataka

Karnataka: Hot Air Balloon Ride In India
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Another famous place that has managed to grab attention over the past few years is the shores across the west coast of Karnataka. The ride from this place offers a full-fledged view of historical caves, valley sites and many more cultural spots of the place. You’ll always cherish the views from this ride if you ever happen to go for one from here.

You can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view if you happen to visit at the end of December when Karnataka celebrates a special hot air balloon fest in three different places, Bidar, Mysore and in the ancient villages of Hampi. Hampi has the most serene views of the colorful hot air balloons floating in the sky to enjoy and relax.

3. Delhi and Haryana

Delhi and Haryana: Hot Air Balloon Ride In India
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Between Haryana and the capital of India, Delhi, there too is a beautiful spot for high hot air balloon rides which start from an estimated height of 5000 feet. You can float over the water of Damdama Lake and the light hustle-bustle of the city life as well.

You can book your rides via Wanderlust Travels or Rock Sports Adventures. It costs around 9000 Rs to 13000 Rs per person which differs according to distance and duration.

4. Rajasthan

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Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful and iconic destinations of India. From historic glamour to rustic desert views, Rajasthan is a perfect place to go for a hot air balloon ride. If you are someone who enjoys incredible India more than just Natural views, then this is the place you should visit for your next ride. The ride takes you through the holy temples, majestic forts, camel fairs and the crimson sky views which makes it overall a beautiful experience to live and feel.

Tourists have described the ride across the pink city as one of the most affordable and best experiences so far. Their fare also ranges to be quite affordable starting on from 6000 Rs. You can check more at Balloon India Safari and Sky Waltz to know more and book your ride.

5. Goa

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Goa is one of the most vibrant colorful places in India. Every year, thousands of tourists and people come here to enjoy the fresh and colorful vibe of this place. Hot air balloon rides in Goa can be one of the most romantic rides ever for you. With cozy weather and serene marine views, you probably can have some of the best time here. the sunset views from the horizon are exceptionally beautiful and mesmerizing. You can enjoy all the fun and frolic of this place from the above sky.

The price per person costs around Rs 14000 which is quite expensive but we promise, it’s worth every penny. You can book your ride or check out more information with the balloon club.

6. Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh
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A hot air balloon ride witnessing the pride of India from above is something nobody would want to miss out on. You can fly over from UP and witness the Mughal castles and the beautiful Taj creating a beautiful memory for yourself.  The weather of the place also is moderate most of the times which makes it perfectly okay to visit here at any time of the year.

The price for rides here starts from Rs. 500 to Rs. 750 and lasts up to 20 to 30 minutes. The view of the Taj is beautiful and perfect so don’t forget to take your cameras along with you. 

7. West Bengal

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The district of Darjeeling in West Bengal has some lovely views and pleasant weather forecasts throughout the year. From tea plantations to beautiful views of the mountain valleys, Darjeeling is a place to feel the nature peacefully. The hot air balloon ride in Darjeeling is a recent emerging attraction in India and has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. 

The ride usually takes place from 4 PM to 6 PM and costs around 1500 per person. 

8. Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Hot Air Balloon Ride In India
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The valleys of Manali are filled with beautiful views and lush greenery in every hook and corner of the place. The snow-capped hills and deep landscapes are extremely beautiful to view from the top. You’ll love in here the calm hot air ride which is safe to try at least once.

Safety rules to take care!

  • Do not go for a hot air balloon ride if you are physically sick.
  • Get all the required information from your rider.
  • While descending from the balloon, take care of and don’t trip on wires or spires. 
  • Wear light comfortable clothes.

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We hope this blog helps you to pick out one destination for your next adventure. Do let us know about your experience and share it with others as well. We are sure you’ll love this experience on the beauty of incredible India and its precious landscape views.