If you happen to visit Amer town or palace early in the morning, especially on a Sunday, chances are that you will spot Sky Waltz hot air balloons taking off near Amer Fort. Sky Waltz is the only operator offering Hot Air Balloon ride in Jaipur. In fact, during the tourist season, they operate these rides on a regular basis. Certainly, this is one of its kind experience! Only a few get the chance to witness the beauty of Amer Fort from the sky.
On a Sunday morning, while hiking in Jaipur, I spotted one of the balloons veering off from its regular course & plunging behind Amer Fort towards Sagar lake while rest of the balloons rose up in the sky. It seemed that some kind of technical issue was responsible for its deviation and inability to lift off. The pilot was quite competent and in a few minutes, he charted the balloon away from populated Amer town towards the open field on Jaipur-Delhi Highway. Within no time, the balloon rose up in the air, it must have relieved the tourists immensely!
The colorful balloon amidst the ramparts of Amer looked imposing!