Many people describe flying in a hot air balloon as one of the most serene, enjoyable activities they've ever experienced. Hot air balloons are also an ingenious application of basic scientific principles. You'll be amazed by the beautiful simplicity of these early flying machines! Floating in a hot air balloon feels as if you're suspended in the wind. The earth appears to be turning below. A mere whisper of wind tells you that the balloon has changed direction, moving with the breezes through the azure blue sky.

Safety Requirements
Before launching, pilots find out about climate and wind conditions in the area. Cautious pilots only fly when the weather is close to ideal -- when skies are clear and wind conditions are normal. Storms are extremely hazardous for hot air balloons, because of the danger of a lightning strike. Even rain is a problem, because it decreases visibility and damages the balloon. And while you need a nice wind current to have a good flight, very strong winds could easily wreck the balloon.

The best time to indulge in ballooning is after sunrise when the winds are their calmest. Winter months provide the most reliable conditions, but during summer months its better take of early in the morning. The duration of ballooning flight can change at the pilot's discretion, taking into account the winds, temperature and weight carried on the day.

Major Ballooning Sites In India
India also has its own hot-air balloons and the Ballooning Club of India organizes international balloon festivals and demonstration flights annually. There are Ballooning clubs in Guwahati, Dehradun, Bangalore and Jaipur.

Balloon Ride Over The Taj Mahal
Hot-air ballooning in India is being given a new dimension by some travel agents/tour operators. They not only operate joy flights on the balloon but also conduct interesting tours like balloon-cum-horse or camel safaris. They also offer a view of the Taj Mahal from a balloon, with the Yamuna flowing by. The sight is not only an exciting but a thrilling experience.

Ballooning In Rajasthan
The undulating sand dunes are ideal for ballooning buffs. People can even travel short distances between towns or historic resorts in these hot air balloons. The best attraction, of course, is to coast over fairs as Pushkar, or Beneshwar or Nagaur in a hot-air balloon.

Ballooning Places in India
Agra, UP, Pushkar, Rajasthan, Beneshwar, Rajasthan, Nagaur, Rajasthan.