Tourism is flourishing in Kashmir, which brings business for localities here in return for their various opulent services, activities to keep tourists engaged and coming in. To help tourists be comfortable and able to travel around hotels, restaurants, transportation, medical facilities and other services are improving and increasing day by day in Jammu and Kashmir.While for the entertainment purpose and to showcase the best of Jammu and Kashmir, activities like sightseeing, camping, trekking, water sports, Aerosports and many more other activities are introduced in Kashmir.One such activity of Aerosports is reaching rapidly towards the top place amongst the other activities because of its nature and format. Though being costly, people are surely attracted toward Aerosports Adventures in Jammu Kashmir, as it offers not just the view of some part of Kashmir, but the whole 360 degree panoramic bird eye view of surroundings from certain heights.
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Aerosports in Kashmir is a recent trend amongst the tourists who visit here. Jammu and Kashmir definitely has the perfect background where Aerosports can be used to entertain the tourists and give them the best flying experience above the gorgeous land without actual wings.
Paragliding, Hang Gliding and Hot Air Ballooning are major forms of Aerosports, introduced so far in Jammu and Kashmir, which are surely doing great.
Paragliding is an Aerosport which is done while hanging with a harness attached to a parachute controlled by hands. Hang gliding is done by laying horizontally under the glider-aircraft and moving it with the body.
In Paragliding and Hang gliding, people certainly need more concentration, control and training which is why it is only done by certain adventure lovers.
But Hot Air Balloon is such an Aerosport which needs neither of the above, and can be done with ease compared to Paragliding and Hang Gliding.
Hot air Balloon is a lightweight aircraft which is made of a Balloon filled with hot air and hanging Gondola or open mouthed vessel. Hot air is created by burning liquid propane which helps balloons to propel upwards in the air. And the valve in the Balloon is opened to let the hot air pass through, while it sinks and lowers to the ground.
Balloons are made with thick nylon fabric on the outside and fire-resistant material from the inside. Though balloons come in many shapes nowadays like rocket ships, birds; but people mostly use traditional one for Hot air ballooning.
The french, Montgolfier brothers, invented the first hot air balloon in 1783, which was unmanned. Later, in the same year the first ever manned hot air balloon ride was successfully demonstrated by Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier.
In the past, hot air balloons which were only used for commercial transportations till actual commercial planes were made; are now mostly used as aerosports activity to enjoy the surroundings rather than travelling.
To have a better sight of Jammu and Kashmir, the heavenly land of India with its alluring landscapes, Hot Air Ballooning is perfect activity.
In Jammu and Kashmir, many tourists come to enjoy the abundant nature in every manner, and surely love to take Hot air Balloon rides in Jammu Kashmir.
Two to ten people are usually taken in one ride upto 3000 feet in height based on the size of the Balloon and capacity of the Basket.
The trained pilot is allotted to each ride, for convenient and safe experience for the passengers.
In Basket or Gondola, passengers need to stand without making too many movements as it might make it unstaddy. With standing for the whole ride as there are no seats due to small space, hot air balloon rides can be tiresome if you are not used to standing for at least an hour.
Hot air Balloon rides can be done by anyone, however, expectant mothers and people with High blood pressure are not allowed to go for a ride.
There are many places to go for Hot air ballooning in Jammu and Kashmir. Some of them are Patnitop, Gulmarg, Srinagar,Sansar, Valleys of Suru and Zanskar. With a different yet mystical view every time, each site is indeed a must visit for Hot air balloon rides.
To enjoy the proper Hot air balloon ride, you need a perfect climate with no rains, clear sky, and normal speed of wind, as the heavy rain and stormy winds make it risky to fly.
Which is why, from April to June and September to October is the perfect season for hot air balloon rides in Kashmir.
You can fly during winter as well, but if the weather is worse then it turns out to be ugly and can be dangerous.
Hot Air balloon rates in Kashmir vary between Rs.8000 to Rs. 12000 per person per flight which usually lasts for at least one hour to two-three hours. The cost of a Hot air balloon ride depends upon location, season, duration of activity and number of people doing it.
It is usually better to go for Hot air balloon Packages in Kashmir, because if the numbers of people is more, then they give discounts for group bookings and bulk bookings which is definitely a win-win situation for both, vendors and tourists.
Jammu and Kashmir, are situated in North of India near Himalayan Mountain ranges. Its terrain is mostly mountains, which made it more secluded from other parts of India. But in the past few decades, it has been made reachable by Air, Road and Rail, so that tourists flow could increase and locals also can connect easily with other parts of India.
Srinagar AIrport is the domestic AIrport easily connected with other prominent airports in India, is perfect transportation mode to reach Kashmir within time. From here you can take a bus, cab or private car to reach your destination.
By taking a train up to Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railway stations you can reach Jammu and Kashmir. From here also you can take local buses, taxis or private cars to reach the Hot air Ballooning site in Jammu and Kashmir.
Road connectivity is very direct and reachable by private cars, or luxury buses via NH 1-A is a scenic travelling option other than Air and Rail.
There are plenty of Activities you can do in Kashmir other than hot air balloon rides. Sightseeing, trekking, camping, water sports, other aerosports, shopping, tasting local delicacies, Shikara rides in Dal lakes, Snow sports and many more activities awaits for tourists with open arms to greet them in Jammu and Kashmir.
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