Hot-Air Balloon Ride In Amber

by Lokendra Rathore March. 13, 2011 6071 views

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The Captain is preparing the Hotair Balloon for takeoff by heating up cold air in the envelope with burners.

Almost ready for take off!

Captain Fernando's Balloon is already on its way over the drying Mawatha lake below the Amber Fort.

The view from the balloon of the Amber Fort Complex bathed in early morning sunshine.

The twin burners.
The Captain presses the levers covered in red plastic down to get the burners going in earnest and to heat the air in the envelope and in a moment the balloon raises higher.

The air inside the envelope is being heated by a blast of flame by burning LPG.

Captain Fernando's ship was a long way ahead of us. It was a little windy today.

This is the brick kiln near which we landed. There are other kilns too.You can see 3 other smoke stacks in the background. The smoke from these kilns was cutting down the visibility.

Children from the village near which we landed.
On our way out we had to drive thru a farmer's farm so that we could get to a road which would take us back to Jaipur. The farmer was having his morning tea,then.

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Pandka 8 years, 11 months ago

First and last are extraordinary!

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Pickledherring 8 years, 11 months ago

i like #3 and the last one.

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Vania Gianese 9 years ago

Fantastic and amazing post! All superb shots.

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Ajs1372 9 years ago


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Angelika Ejtel 9 years ago

So great photos!
They encourage me to have a ride too:-)

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Dorota 9 years ago

Wonderful ;))

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Andrea 9 years ago

Superb set!

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Jack Castelo Branco 9 years ago


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Brandi Bidot 9 years ago

Just STUNNING...I love this set....I feel like I went on a hot air ballon ride!

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Vamp1ra 9 years ago


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Julie Arnold 9 years ago

Amazing set! Love the reflection in #3!

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Laurine 9 years ago


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Olga 9 years ago

Amazing set!

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Kaitlyn 9 years ago

Nice post!!

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Marsha 9 years ago

Excellent sequence of shots!!! Wonderful!

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Magpy 9 years ago

very beautiful, and very exciting! I was holding my breath to see what comes next

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Sadhya Rippon 9 years ago

fabulous place to take a balloon ride. Wonderful shots. Love the children's faces as you come down.

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Helen Hooker 9 years ago

What a wonderful experience - you caught some great photos while enjoying the view :-)

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Matt Mckenna 9 years ago

Great pictures, so well done, you caught the atmosphere of the day, love no3, the composition is great, reflections great. No7 is great to see the balloon just floating along. The last one is just delight to see the faces on the children, thank you for sharing your day with us :)

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 9 years ago

great experience!!fantastic set!beautifully captured and isolated details !!

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Gillian 9 years ago

No 3 is amazing - thanks for sharing!

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Darlene Foster 9 years ago

This is an amazing post! Thanks for taking us along!!!

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Claire 9 years ago

beautiful set !

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Alison May 9 years ago

Oh WOW!!!! What an awesome set, they are all so lovely, very very nice to view :-)

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Armando 9 years ago

fantastic set!

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Eloise Murray 9 years ago

Great set! The colour looks amazing in #6 & #1, and I love the reflection in #3. But my favourite has to be #7 :D

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Sandyk 9 years ago

what a great post! wonderful set of photos!!! :)

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Bo Jong 9 years ago

Awesome shots! :)

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Eric J H Joyce 9 years ago

Awesome, I would like to try this.

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Fernando 9 years ago

Una serie muy buena.

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Walter 9 years ago

So cool!!! :-)

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Tamara Harden 9 years ago

Wow! First of all...lucky you :-) #3 is beautiful. And that fort is amazing!!

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Tom 9 years ago

Wow oh wow awesome captures I always wanted to go up in one of those

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Kate 9 years ago

Fantastic - great to get the chance to ride along too

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Jonggolde 9 years ago

My favourite is nr. 4 because of the beautiful light on the building!

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Renato Martins 9 years ago

Very nice set. #3 #6 my fav

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Mark 9 years ago

Wonderful Set! 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 tell an amazing story with color. I love the angles and photos you chose to share with us, an amazing day for you!

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Kelly 9 years ago

What an INCREDIBLE set! love these

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Aaron 9 years ago

Beautiful! Love the colours!
#3 and #7 are my fav.

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Ann Garratty 9 years ago

Amazing experience.. great photos!

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Josy 9 years ago

Fantastic set ! 3, 4, 7 are brilliant !

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Gregg Maretka 9 years ago

really amazing set.....

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Sandra Vermeulen 9 years ago

Fantastic post!!

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