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Balloon Air Safari in Taj Mahal and Agra

Flying over Agra will surely make your rendezvous with the holy city unforgettable

Balloon Air Safari

Have you ever imagined yourself flying above the wondrous Taj Mahal? An Air Balloon Safari will make your dream come true. Just imagine the serpentine course of the Yamuna River, a statuette of the Taj Mahal, and a replica of the Red Fort as it passes under your balloon leaving you bedazzled and baffled... What an experience to savor in the vast Agra sky!

An Air Balloon Safari is a thrilling trip. The helium balloon rises up to a height of about 250 m and you get a brilliant aerial view of all of Agra city. The most memorable hot air balloon flight is during sunrise, when the solar disk casts rays on the Taj.

But undoubtedly Air Ballooning is unforgettable in the light of full moon which turns all of Agra magical with the shimmering Taj Mahal sitting gracefully in the center. Though the best time for a balloon safari in Agra is from October to March, you can experience it any time in the year provided the sky is clear. Besides, there is a ballooning festival usually taking place in late November—"Taj Balloon Festival".

Practical info

What is the best time to go on a hot air balloon ride over the Taj Mahal?

The ideal time to experience a hot air balloon ride over Agra and the Taj Mahal is during the months between October and March when the climate is most suitable. Sunrise is the perfect time to fly to see the Taj Mahal in all its glory. During full moon nights, the Taj Mahal is visible amid shimmering lights, providing a magical perspective. Show more

Where can I purchase tickets for the balloon safari in Agra and what should I consider before buying them?

You can buy tickets for the balloon safari in Agra from vendors found at the entrance of the Taj Mahal or through a booking on the official website of the operator. Look into the reviews, the operator's experience, and their COVID-19 precautions before making your reservations. Most packages include hotel transfers and refreshments. Show more

What is the duration of the air balloon safari and how high is it?

Depending on weather conditions and the type of package purchased, the air balloon safari generally lasts for 60-90 minutes in Agra. The helium balloon ascends to a height of approximately 250 meters, offering incredible panoramic views of the entire city. The flight also includes a history lesson and facts about the city and its popular sites. Show more

Is it possible to take photos and videos during an air balloon safari over Agra and the Taj Mahal? If yes, what are my photography options?

Photography during the air balloon safari is possible, and the top of the basket provides the best angle to capture the Taj Mahal, offering a unique and incredible perspective of the monument. Taking wide-angle lenses or panoramic shots is ideal to capture the vast expanse of the Agra landscape. Since the air balloon is the only source of light, it is best to carry an excellent handheld camera for clear images. Show more

Is there a weight limit to participate in an air balloon safari in Agra? If yes, what is it, and how many people can each balloon hold?

To ensure passenger safety and balloon integrity, each passenger seat has an average weight limit of approximately 100 kg (220 lbs). The baskets can transport around 6-8 passengers along with one pilot. During booking, remember to provide your weight to ensure that you comply with the set criteria. Show more

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