Dress and Accessories
Do verify with your doctor that you can take a balloon flight. Preferably wear long trousers and strong shoes. Robes, sarees and skirts are a no-go, as you have to climb into the basket as you would climb a wall. Strong shoes allow you to walk around watching the balloon inflation and deflation, plus you may have to touch down in a slushy field, so slippers and sandals can get broken and lost. Bring your camera and binoculars, glasses and a cap if you wish. Drinking water is usually provided, but there is no harm in carrying your own, as you can always leave it in the car that fetches and returns you.
Make the Most out of Ballooning
While Sky Waltz offers regular flights around Jaipur, both Sky Waltz and Tiger Balloon Safaris. offer their balloons to charter for joy-rides, special occasions, filming and advertisements.
Since the ballooning company has a fair idea on its launch and approximate retrieval site as wind conditions are sort of historical, you can arrange for a fancy meal in a palace, fort or quality hotel, pre or post flight.
Get Engaged or Wedded in a Balloon. Corporates can offer tethered rides while displaying their advertisements in venues such as Select City Walk in Saket, Delhi.
Ballooning is entirely dependent on weather. If the wind is strong, it is hot or raining, flights are cancelled for safety. Other than that, one is normally ready to go.
September through March, there are normally two launch times, around sunrise and about two hours before dusk. In the warmer months, April to June, early morning flights normally launch. There are no flights during the rains in July and August.
Balloon flights do cost quite a bit more than most attractions. A ticket on Sky Waltz is priced at Rs.13,000 per person, but you can negotiate this down. A onetime charter flight costs substantially more than package for three days and more.