Having an experience of the hot air balloon is heavenly. Up into the sky, viewing the scenic beauty beneath you of the city, riding through the air and enjoying yourself, that’s what sums up the hot air balloon safari ride. Tourists, national or international who are visiting Rajasthan will be able to have exclusive hot air balloon rides now. To give a boost to the incoming flow of the tourists into the state of Rajasthan, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is launching the service and experience of a hot air balloon safari ride from September 1, 2016 at Nahargarh.
With the provision of the hot air balloon ride, tourists will be able to view the Pink City and enjoy its beauty from up in the air at a height of about 3500 feet from the ground level.
For the provision of this hot air balloon service for the tourists, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has entered into an agreement with Factor Adventure Tourism from Noida.
This agreement has been done for a period of 6 months. Permission needs to be sought for from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide hot air balloon services. The company has this permission up to December 31, 2016 only.
For an adult: The cost of experiencing the hot air balloon safari service is 12000 INR per person.
Pick and drop facility: This is inclusive of pick and drop facility from the hotel where the tourist is residing at.
For a child: For a child aged between 5-12 years, the cost of experiencing the hot air balloon safari service is 7500 INR.
A view of the Jaipur city will be provided by means of the hot air balloon safari ride within a period of 45-60 minutes.
The hot air balloon ride will commence from Nahargarh and will conclude at Bhawani Niketan School in the Jaipur city. Another point is said to be Jamdoli on the Agra road.
To book a ride for the hot air balloon safari, one can visit the website of IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation). Registrations are being taken down there only at www.irctctourism.com/. You will have to click on the air package option to avail the booking service of the hot air balloon safari. The ride can be experienced and will only be provided on the timings that are mentioned on the website.
By analyzing the number of tourists that are flowing into the city of Jaipur, which is a tremendous number, the concept and service of hot air balloon service has been kicked off. A pact has been entered into for the same with a company. The service will commence from September 1, 2016.
- Madan Ram Devda, Chief Regional Manager, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation