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Sky Waltz launches hot air ballon service in Rajasthan

Anil Sharma  |  New Delhi/ Jaipur 

has announced the launch of Sky Waltz, India's first commercial hot air ballooning venture. Supported by the Rajasthan department of tourism, hot air ballooning adventures will commence for enthusiasts from December this year.
The flights will provide adventure sport enthusiasts and tourists the luxury of enjoying leisurely flight in and around the city. Initially, Sky Waltz will introduce two balloons with seating capacity of eleven passengers.
Targeting high-spending Indian travellers and foreign tourists, Sky Waltz will launch the balloons from Amber Fort and surrounding areas, depending on the wind movement.
Navigated by experienced international pilots, the duration of each flight will be about one hour, with each balloon flying morning and evening six days a week, depending on weather conditions.
Announcing the launch of Sky Waltz, Samit Garg, director, E-Factor Adventure Tourism (P) Ltd, said: "For Indian as well as foreign tourists Jaipur is a prime destination. Initially we are commencing service of two balloons but will be adding on more balloons at other locations in Rajasthan."
Priced at $350 or Rs 14,000 per passenger for an hour flight, the cost will include door-to-door pick up and drop service and snacks and beverage.

First Published: Wed, November 21 2007. 00:00 IST