Taj Mahal has continued to inspire many and one such event inspired by Taj Mahal is the Taj Balloon Festival.

When: 14th -16th November

Where: Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra, the proud city of the Taj Mahal is ready to host the first ever Taj Balloon Festival. Uttar Pradesh Tourism in collaboration with E–Factor and Sky Waltz has taken a step further to boost tourism in the state. The result of all the collective efforts is the Taj Balloon Festival which will take place from 14th to 16th November 2015. The announcement of this wonderful event was made on World Tourism Day.

Uttar Pradesh takes tourism to newer heights

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There will be more than 15 balloons from across 12 countries like the USA, Belgium, Spain, UK, UAE, Taiwan, Australia, Germany and more. The skyline of Agra will wear a colourful look when the expert balloonists would display their skills on the days of the event. Considered to be as one of the safest form of aviation sport, Hot Air Ballooning is gaining popularity in India as well.

Speaking about Taj Balloon Festival, Amrit Abhijat, DG and Secretary Tourism of Uttar Pradesh said, “Uttar Pradesh is the unique state that provides various adventure sport related activities to tourists. While white water rafting, trekking, mountaineering are popular, we are now introducing Hot Air Ballooning as the latest aviation and adventure sport for the discerning tourists. This festival is the first step towards creating a world class ballooning centre in the state of Uttar Pradesh.”

Taj awaits the colourful skyline

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There will be about 15 hot air balloons that would embrace the sky above the Taj Mahal on all the three days of the event. The festival will also feature a special ‘Evening Tethered Flights’ wherein the ballons will rise to a certain height from the ground. A ‘Night Glow Concert’ is also planned where hot air balloons will light up in sync with live music.

For more information log on to: www.tajballoonfestival.com