Reasons to visit Rajasthan are aplenty. Still retaining the vestiges of royal splendor, this princely state is huge and laced with the wonders of bygone eras. Its architectural gems are more than what the parables have spread. So is its culture that has a bold stroke of colours that evoke romance in the coldest heart. Now another recent addition to the tourism here has enhanced everything else; the cheap hot air balloon rides over the state. Imagine enjoying a satellite view of the intricately designed havelis, beautiful sand dunes, ancient temples, mighty fortresses, surrounding hills and everything that makes Rajasthan stands out from the rest. As of late a novel way of enjoying the beauty of this place has been developed; hot air ballooning. It is not just the satellite view of all these that is appealing, everything is packaged in the cheap hot air balloon rides approved here by the state tourism.
Hot air balloon flights present a microcosm of India, complete with the regal hospitality by the people, the glitz of camels, heavily mustached men clad in traditional clothes, soulful music, glistening sarees and a wide range of culinary delicacies. What is more charming, Jaipur’s pink facade or the carnival charm of Pushkar? You wonder. Jaipur Sightseeing is one of the main attractions offered by the hot air balloon operators in Rajasthan. Showering you in pink, Jaipur’s landmarks like the Hawa Mahal, the observatory, museums and Jain shrines speak aloud the tales of its victories. A walk around the city might be nothing less than a bedlam and also congested, but the bucolic aura is there nevertheless. Picturesque palaces perched atop hills and camel rides to the top have always given the tourists a chunk of local life. But nothing equals the balloon flights over these grandeurs while breeze gently caress your face and tousles your hair.
Most guests who have a flair for adrenalin-rankling experiences opt for a hot air balloon ride and those who have, voted it as one of the finest moments among their short spell in India. Even if you have visited Jaipur multiple times and know it from the back of your hand, a balloon flight once is a must to gain a new insight to something you know so well. Shaming even the birds successfully while enjoying a panoramic vista in all its elegance, it is a great means to explore the city. And it has already become a major event and activity in the towns of Pushkar, Ranthambhore and Jaipur.