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Debangana Sen Jan 06 2014

What is the Hot-Air Ballooning Festival in Karnataka all about?

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Attending the Hot-Air Ballooning Festival in Karnataka is going to be an interesting and engaging affair for all the sky lovers. Considered to be an aero sport of Karnataka, this festival is celebrated on a huge scale, as it fills the sky with colours of happiness, fun and joy. Initiated by the Karnataka Tourism Department, this festival was initially held with the aim of positioning itself as an interesting adventurous and exhilarating sport amongst the youth. Apart from this thrilling activity, you can also have a look at various other amazing things to do in Karnataka.




Photo of Hot-Air Ballooning Festival (by Ninjakeg)


Spanning for approximately four days, Hot Air Ballooning Festival starts in December and lasts till January of the coming year. This is the best time for you to plan a trip to Karnataka and treat your senses to some real life experiences by making this exciting activity a part of your wish-list. Also, you can add Hampi to your itinerary of famous places to visit when you are here.




Photo of Hot-Air Ballooning Festival (by Tomascastelazo)


Hot-Air Ballooning tour has become quite a famous recreational sport and has very well accustomed itself with the modern sports culture. It’s interesting to note that this festival follows quite an eye-catching tradition of toasting champagne to soft winds and gentle landings, before starting the ride. If you happen to visit Karnataka, you must not miss this festival, as there are a lot many things you can initiate yourself, while you are enjoying your very own Hot-Air Balloon tour; from keeping names of your balloon to exchanging some hilarious notes with fellow balloonists, you can do what not and play your crazy self!


Where: Karnataka
When: December 2013 to January 2014
Organised by: Karnataka Tourism


You can even explore some of the other famous Hot-Air ballooning options in India to further your experience and excitement.


Have a happy and safe ride!

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