Hot air ballooning in Maharashtra, India

Hot air ballooning in Maharashtra

You’ll feel a thrill like no other soaring through the skies in a giant hot air balloon in India. You'll be surprised at how peaceful and calming a hot air balloon ride is, with the burners gurgling softly overhead, and birds flying past you. There are several places for hot air ballooning in India, one of which includes Maharashtra. If you’re in Mumbai and looking for an off-beat activity, head over to try hot air balloon rides in Lonavala.

Hot air ballooning in Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the most beautiful and picturesque hill stations in Maharashtra. Located just a few hours out of Mumbai, known for its hills and forts, Lonavala serves as a perfect weekend getaway. The hot air balloon ride in Lonavala will give you splendid views of the lush-green fields, mist-covered lakes, tumbling waterfalls, ruins of forts, and undulating valleys of the Sahyadris. When you look down from this hot air balloon ride in Lonavala, soaring high and above civilization, you’ll never want to descend from your perch. This hot air balloon ride is the perfect escape from the bustling city life.

Hot air ballooning in Maharashtra: Hot air balloon in Lonavala + camping

If you’re planning for a weekend getaway, you could plan an itinerary around a night of camping, along with a hot air balloon ride in Lonavala.

Itinerary for hot air balloon ride in Maharashtra

The best time for hot air balloon rides in Lonavala is the dawn hours. You’ll be picked up early from your hotel, and will be driven to the take-off point. Here you’ll be served hot tea and snacks while you watch the hot air balloon being prepared and inflated. If you’re in the mood, you’re welcome to help with this. After that, you hop aboard, and the hot air balloon is released. It floats upwards into the air, and all you have to do is enjoy your hot air balloon ride in Lonavala.

What to pack for your hot air balloon ride in Maharashtra

You don’t need much for your hot air balloon ride in Lonavala. Carry a pair of sunglasses and a light jacket. Apart from that, you might want to take a small bottle of water along.

Best season for hot air balloon rides in Maharashtra

The winter months are the best time to go on a hot air balloon ride in India. The winds are at their best during this time, and the cool weather ensures that your ride doesn’t get too warm. However, many locations have hot air balloon rides in India that run for most months of the year. For these months, the hot air balloon rides are scheduled for dawn and dusk, giving you gorgeous views of the horizon.

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There's a whole new thrill to soaring through the skies in a giant air balloon. You'll be surprised at how peaceful and calming it is, with the burners gurgling softly overhead, and birds flying away rapidly. From the minute you clamber into the spacious basket below, and settle into your own private compartments, you'll feel the excitement mounting. The balloon begins to rise and tug at the basket as it fills, and in no time, the ground drops away from under you. It's the flight of your life! And it happens right here, in Mumbai/Pune's own adventure playground, Lonavala.

Note: Your actual flight time is usually 45-60 minutes, and you'll rise to a height of about 2000-4000 feet, depending on the weather. Do plan for about 4-5 hours for the entire adventure. This allows time for your briefing, to help inflate the balloon (if you want), and to enjoy your trip.
    Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop from meeting point in Lonavala
  • One 45-60 minute safari in a hot air balloon
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments at launch site
  • Highly experienced international pilots
  • A Certificate of Flight signed by your pilots
    Exclusions
  • Medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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