Hurray! And all that exuberance and excitement is back.

With the changing season and swinging moods of people, here comes again with the cool breeze a spectacular fete for the adventure enthusiasts- Taj Balloon Festival. Do you still cherish the sensation of viewing the majestic Taj Mahal from the zenith? If so, don’t cease your enthusiasm as the grand fest awaits you. And if you haven’t experienced it yet, now is the time.

With an aim to enhance adventure tourism and aviation based entertainment in the state, UP Tourism in collaboration with Sky Waltz Balloon Safari, hosted the first of its kind Taj Balloon Festival in Agra in November 2015. The aviation and adventure sport for the discerning tourists, this incredible fiesta set an innovative hallmark in the realm of lifestyle tourism.


When millions are heading out for the amazing time out at the Taj Balloon festival, Uttar Pradesh is once again all set to bind everyone with unforgettable memories. It gives you the beautiful opportunity to explore the city of unspeakable grandeurs, Agra from a sky-high vantage point.

With the panoramic overview of Taj Mahal as its highlight, the festival offers the lucky chance to unfurl the magnificence of Mughal era as well as the embodiment of love and perseverance. After all, what would be better than unfolding this ‘wonder in marble’ from the skies!


Having featured 15 balloons from across the nations as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Spain and Germany amongst others in the past, Hot Air Ballooning at the heartland of India has started gaining prominence across the world. Rightly says Director-General and Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Mr. Amrit Abhijat- “This Festival is the first step towards creating a world class ballooning centre in the state of Uttar Pradesh.”


In the morning, fly over the picturesque Agra skyline and look at the city like you have never looked at it before.  If you miss the flight early morning, you can still enjoy a slice of this air-borne extravaganza in the evenings when the baloons are set up for tethered flights. These tethered flights won’t take you up to the heavens, but will take you high enough to experience the sheer joy of flying in a hot-air balloon.

Also, the festival holds a vivid Night Glow Concert that showcases the amazing sight and sound of the balloons lighting up the dark night sky along with a musical accompaniment.

Thus, the entertainment extravaganza that promises to be bigger and better than ever before kicks off in Agra on Friday. The grand Taj Balloon Festival from 25th to 30th November, 2016 has again sprung up the smiles on people’s faces.


So grab the chance to explore the magic of the home of Taj by gliding weightlessly in the sky.