Hot Air Balloon Mumbai - Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala

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Tour Description

Adventure activities have become quite popular in recent times. Extreme sports like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, and White water River Rafting have seen a surge in numbers nowadays. Since you are done with all these activities, we highly recommend you should try Hot Air Balloon safari.

A perfect weekend getawayHot Air Balloon rides can be enjoyed with solo, as a couple or a family. Just like other airborne adventure activities like Paragliding and Flying Fox, Hot Air Balloon flight offer an amazing experience at higher altitudes. You enjoy scenic views of lush greenery, water bodies, cities, and many other landscapes.

Want to know more? Read along!

Meeting Point

Opposite Talegaon MIDC Junction, Off. Old Mumbai Pune Highway in Vadgaon – Mawal, Pune District

Itinerary for Hot Air Ballooning near Mumbai

  • Arrive at the common meeting point in Lonavala along with your friends or family.
  • Reach the exact flying site.
  • Enjoy some early morning tea/coffee along with breakfast served at the launch site.
  • Witness the air balloon being inflated and prepared for the flight.
  • Understand the pre-flight brief given by the pilot before the flight.
  • Hop on inside the basket with the help of the on-ground staff.
  • Take off and enjoy the hot air balloon safari for approximately 60 minutes.
  • Enjoy the sight and watch balloon glide over the Western ghats.
  • Once your flight time is completed, your pilot will stir the balloon to the landing site.
  • After landing, get your very own hot air balloon flight certificate signed by the pilot.
  • You could return to the common meeting point with some incredible memories.

How To Reach For Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala: From Mumbai

  • To reach Lonavala from Mumbai, you just have to take a car/cab ride via the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. It would take about 2-2.5 hours to reach the exact site in Talegaon covering a distance of about 115km. - Please note if you need assistance for reaching lonavala we can help you that also.
  • You could even take a train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) for Pune and reach Lonavala easily.

How To Reach From Pune

  • It is very easy to reach the flight site from Pune located at a distance of 40 km. It will take about 1 hour to reach by road.

Inclusions

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Tea/ Coffee, Snacks and Meal before flight
  • Balloon Pilot
  • Hot Air Balloon Flight Certificate

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers

Things To Know Before You get onto this Balloon Safari

To ensure you have a thrilling and enjoyable experience, here are a few things you should know before your Hot Air Balloon ride in Lonavala. These include safety standards, tips, and guidelines:

  • The minimum age requirement for Hot Air Balloon flights is 5 years. There is no maximum age limit though.
  • The maximum weight permitted for Hot Air Balloon rides is 85 kg. There is no minimum weight limit. More than 85 kg weight passengers may consult the pilot before proceeding.
  • All children below the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are recommended to stand during the flight at all times to ensure the safety of their children,
  • People with pre-existing health conditions or a fear of heights are not allowed for Hot air balloon rides without the medical permission of certified doctors.
  • Pregnant women and wheelchair persons are not permitted to take balloon flights.
  • Make sure you follow all the instructions of your pilot or flight guide before as well as during the flight. Not following instructions may risk the lives of your fellow passengers.
  • Wear appropriate comfortable clothing to ensure a safe and convenient flight.
  • Wear woolen clothes or winter wear during flights since temperatures may drop at high altitudes.
  • Carry sunglasses and binoculars. Also, carry a camera to click pictures of breathtaking sites.
  • In case of emergency, do not panic. Follow the instructions of your pilot thoroughly.


About Hot Air Balloon Ride Tour: To start with let's know a bit more about Hot Air Ballooning:

  • A hot air balloon involves a pilot and fellow passengers riding inside a wicker basket that is attached to a huge rip-stop nylon balloon.
  • A burner is positioned between the wicker basket and the balloon. The flames of the burner fills hot air inside the balloon, making it float.
  • The amount of balloon air is regulated by pilots according to the desired height, distance and impending fuel.
  • To descend, the pilot allows the air to cool, which results in the balloon becoming heavier than air making it lose height gradually.
  • The balloon is steered by the pilot which is largely dependent upon weather conditions, wind speed and direction as well as the fuel.
  • Hot air balloon flight duration varies according to the size of the balloon and the fuel capacity. It ranges from one hour to 3-4 hours.


Hot Air Balloon Safari in Mumbai

  • The bustling metropolis with crowded spaces and millions of people. You wonder where exactly do you get to experience Hot Air Ballooning in and around Mumbai? Not to worry! Just 96 Km away from the City of Dreams, lies the town of Lonavala that hosts Hot Air Balloon flights in Talegaon. 
  • Regarded as the best spot to enjoy Hot Air Balloon rides in the country, it offers soul-soothing views of the Sahayadri ranges, waterfalls, lakes, and vicinities.
  • Rated as the most favorable destinations to experience Hot Air Balloon rides, Lonavala is a hill station that is extremely popular spot for holidays and leisure activities.
  • For the residents of Mumbai, Lonavala is a favorite weekend getaway. Therefore, a Hot Air Balloon Safari in Lonavala should be right on top of your bucket list if you are visiting Mumbai.
  • Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala takes place in the town of Talegaon. It is the common meeting point for all the enthusiasts arriving to take the hot air balloon rides.
  • The flight times are usually fixed at early in the morning and before dusk. This highly variable given the weather conditions and climatic factors.
  • As soon as you reach the flying site, pilots and guides welcome you warmly. After the inflating process of the balloon it over, passengers are taken for the ride for an hour.
  • Such an amazing experience at around 1000 feet in the air is bound to give you unforgettable memories. You see around yourself the beauty of the natural landscape and the magnificence of the Western Ghats.


Best Time For Hot Air Balloon Ride in Mumbai

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala is available throughout the year except for Monsoon season. Still, the most favorable wind currents occur during the Winter Season.
  • Hence, the best time for Hot Air Balloon Ride near Mumbai is from October to March. It becomes easier for pilots to navigate across the sky and steer the balloon safely during this period.
  • In addition to this, you can enjoy clear skies and beautiful sights during the winter season on a hot air balloon safari.

Other places for hot air balloon safari in India:

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Jaipur

  • The Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan is host to magnificent Hot Air Balloon rides throughout the city for a long time. It takes you through the sky offering spectacular views of majestic forts, royal palaces, and heritage monuments.
  • The incredible experience during a Jaipur heritage walk just gets tenfold better during a Hot Air Balloon Safari.

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Goa

  • Anyone visiting Goa has walked along its pristine beaches. But there are very few who have explored the sandy landscape from the sky. Hot Air Balloon ride in Goa is another journey altogether.
  • You get the opportunity to peek over the horizon. Also, you get to witness the beauty of paddy fields, quaint villages, and vicinities of Goa.
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