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Visakhapatnam: Hot-air balloons colour Araku sky

By Deepika
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    International Hot Air Balloon Festival started in Araku Valley of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

    Hot Air Balloon Festival begins

    Supported by Andhra Pradesh tourism, this three-day extravaganza from 14-16 November has a line-up of 16 balloons from 13 countries including Australia, USA, South Korea, Brazil and India.

    Hot air ballooning

    Hot air ballooning

    16 Balloons from 13 countries will fly over the magnificent Araku Valley presenting a visual delight for spectators on the ground and guests on board the balloons. There will be one morning flight followed by tethered flights in the evening. The night glows will be another grand spectacle where the inflated balloons will create a magic of light and colours to the accompaniment of music.

    Camp stays

    Camp stays

    Araku Balloon Festival presents a Glamping experience at Luxury Tents set up with all modern amenities and a thorough feel of the outdoors.

    Excursions

    Excursions

    The Picturesque Araku Valley has many facets for an explorer to seek. Daily guided excursions have been planned within the quantum of time in hand.

    Para- motoring

    Para- motoring

    The festival will see its share of hi octane adrenaline pumping flights by para motorists that are sure to wow the assembly of spectators.

    Arku valley

    Arku valley

    Located at an altitude of 1300m above sea level, Araku Valley three-hour drive from Vizag is a popular hill station and one of the most scenic spots in the state. The drive to the valley is just as enticing as the actual destination as you pass tunnels, orchards and water falls on the way to the campsite.

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