You’ve ridden in tour buses, walked on guided tours, and floated along on river cruises. When you’re yearning for something new, try looking up. Hot air balloons are quickly becoming the preferred mode of tourism in India, particularly in the desert state of Rajasthan. Unlike planes, balloons are elegant and silent-the perfect way to witness a new, ancient culture.
No matter where you go ballooning in Rajasthan, you’ll see the state from a whole new perspective. In Jaipur, for example, you can appreciate how the city has been laid out according to the ancient Hindu principles of Vastu Shastra, a system of design based on directional alignments. The sophistication of the city’s layout was far ahead of its time, particularly considering it was founded during an age of war and conflict.
Gliding above Ranthambore’s famed Tiger Park gives you the opportunity to capture some truly unique photos of the park’s abundant wildlife including tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, deer, macaques, jackals, and so much more. An ancient fort also lies at the heart of the park, and hot air ballooning provides a unique panorama of this heritage site.
Countless palaces and temples await discovery in the city of Udaipur, also known as the Venice of the East. Drift above the romantic gardens and lovely lakes of the city once called home by Rajasthan’s royals. Whether you’re a historian, adventurer, or nature lover, Rajasthan’s diverse balloon tours will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Balloon tours in Rajasthan don’t start up in the air. These deluxe tours begin when you’re picked up from your hotel and taken to the launch site. Enjoy light refreshments as the crew prepare the balloon for take-off. Internationally experienced pilots are the guides on your balloon adventure. Relax as your balloon slowly ascends over forts, glides over lakes, and circles ancient palaces. If you’ve never seen India from the air, this unique perspective can be a life changing experience.
A variety of tour packages available for every taste and purpose. For example, the romance package includes champagne, flowers, and more. You can even hang a special message from the balloons. Can you imagine a more romantic or clever way to propose? Or consider combining several small tours into one unbelievable aerial tour. When it come to touring India by balloon, the sky is truly the limit.