Hot Air Balooning

Hot Air BalooningIn the year 1783, the first hot air balloon took to the sky. Soon, with the invention and popularity of the air planes, the fashion of hot air ballooning was kicked off. Only in the last century, the hot air ballooning has revived as a great adventure sport in India. Ballooning shall exhilarate you so much so that it will leave your heart pound at a fast rate. The view that you get from the top is simply stunning. The adventure enthusiasts can have a joy ride on a balloon for a nominal fee.

The credit for introducing professional hot air ballooning in India goes solely to Major Mukesh Kumar, an ace balloonist. The individual has several ballooning achievements to its name. He has flown a balloon over several points stretching over and across the great Himalayas. At an air show in Bangalore, he took the balloon as high as 26,000 feet. In a international ballooning competition held in Japan, Major has represented India.

Talking of the desert land - Rajasthan, the sloppy sand dunes in Jaisalmer serve as an ideal place for ballooning buffs. You can cover small distances like distances between towns and luxury hotels. Catch a glimpse of Rajasthan at its colourful best while you coast over the fair grounds.

The duration of the ballooning flight varies according to the temperature and winds. Winds are calm once the sun rises. This is the best time to go for hot air ballooning. The most suitable weather conditions for ballooning exist during the winters.


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