One of the most visited hill stations in Maharashtra, Lonavala is a beautiful and attractive town located in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats close to Pune and Mumbai. Known for its abundant production of the hard candy chikki, Lonavala is surrounded by thick & dense forests, captivating Lakes & fascinating Hills. Located at an elevation of 2,041 ft, Lonavala is one of the twin hill stations, Lonavala & Khandala. A popular tourist destination, well-known for its scenic landscapes, pleasant weather, and numerous attractions, Lonavala also offers many adventurous and fun activities like trekking, rappelling, zip lining, and also the Hot Air Balloon Ride. Imagine, having a mesmerizing aerial view of the enchanting green valley, cascading lakes, and even the Shayadri Range of the great Western Ghats. Indeed a thrilling activity to do with your loved ones and a lifetime memory to cherish.
Types & Prices of Hot Air Balloon:
|Monday to Friday
|INR 12,390/ person INR 8,850/ child
|Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
|INR 14,750/ person INR 10,030/ child
Age & Weight Limit
Hot Air Balloon is a fun & adventurous aerial ride but before opting for this adventure one must make sure of a few things:
Bhushi Dam – A famous tourist spot known for its cascading waterfalls and scenic surroundings. Visitors can enjoy walking on the dam, splashing in the water, and capturing beautiful views.
Karla Caves – Dating back to the 2nd Century BC, Karla Caves are ancient rock-cut caves. These Buddhist caves showcase intricate carvings and sculptures and provide insights into the region's rich history. Also called Karla Cells, Karla Caves are situated in Karla town located 7.8 km away from Lonavala.
Lohagad Fort – Located at a distance of 15 km from Lonavala, Lohagad Fort is a historic fort built during the 18th Century. Situated at an elevation of 3,389 ft, Lohagad Fort has seen many rulers including, Lohtamia, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizams, Mughals and Marathas.
Lonavala Lake – A scenic lake located near the town center, Lonavala Lake is a popular spot for boating and offers a serene environment for relaxation. Situated on the outskirts of Lonavala, the Lake is sourced by the Indrayani River.
The best time to visit Lonavala for a hot air balloon ride is typically during the winter and early spring months in India, which is from November to February. During this period, the weather in Lonavala is relatively cool and pleasant, with clear skies and mild temperatures. Hot air balloon rides are highly dependent on weather conditions, particularly wind speed, and direction
The best time for the ride is early morning, soon after sunrise when winds are generally calm and weather conditions are favorable.
The highest elevation of the Hot Air Balloon in Lonavala is 4,000 ft.
The maximum capacity of a hot air balloon in Lonavala can vary but usually, it ranges from 4 to 12 passengers, depending on the balloon size.