To boost leisure, adventure tourism, and aviation based entertainment in the state, department of tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh in association with Sky Waltz will be hosting TAJ Balloon Festival in Agra from November 14 – 16, 2015. The Festival will feature 15 balloons from across countries like the United Kingdom; the United States of America, Spain and Germany, amongst others. Expert balloonists will be displaying their skills as the skyline of the ‘Taj’ city Agra will be dotted with colourful balloons. Regarded as one of the safest form of aviation sport, Hot Air Ballooning has been gaining prominence across the world.
Samit Garg, director– Sky Waltz added, “The Festival will see about 15 hot air balloons rise up and grace the skies of Agra every morning during the event and will also feature special ‘Evening Tethered Flights’, wherein balloons will rise to a certain height from the ground. This will enable enthusiasts to take a closer look at the balloons. During the TAJ Balloon Festival, a Night Glow Concert will take place where hot air balloons will light up in sync with live music. The Festival is being held by Department of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh in association with Sky Waltz. Sky Waltz is the only company in India that operates commercial hot air ballooning flights along-with promoting and hosting various hot air ballooning related events.