Sky Waltz Offers Bird’s-eye Views Of Agra At The Maiden Taj Balloon Fest

Entertainment | December 3, 2015 | News

SkyWaltz TAJ Balloon Festival E-Factor Entertainment

UP Tourism in association with SkyWaltz held the maiden Taj Balloon Festival in Agra from Nov 14 - 16, 2015. The event aimed at boosting leisure/adventure tourism and aviation based entertainment in the state, featured 15 balloons from various countries including the USA, the UK, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France,  the UAE, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and India. 

SkyWaltz, a venture of E Factor Adventure Tourism Pvt Ltd, is a leading commercial hot air ballooning company in the country, that has been actively promoting and hosting similar events like the Pushkar International Balloon Festival.

Speaking about the indelible mark left on Agra’s skyline by the Taj Balloon Fest, Samit Garg, Director – Sky Waltz, says, “It is a dream come true for every hot air balloon enthusiast to fly near the Taj. The experience of flying in Agra is difficult to express in words, as the feeling of witnessing the splendour of the city is one that can only be cherished. It will be our endeavour, in association with UP Tourism to make Agra an iconic hot air ballooning hub.”

 

The early morning flights offered a one-of-a-kind bird’s eye view of the Taj to the ‘SkyXplorers’. On all three days of the fest, Agra’s residents as well as tourists woke up to a skyline dotted with hot air balloons of all sizes and hues. There was a lot more to look forward to in the evenings. The balloons lit up in sync to live-music and went on a tethered flight from the PAC Ground in the heart of the city. Fusion band 'Astitva' brought the night to a close with a live concert. 

The festival held from Nov 14-16 painted the historic Agra skyline with hot air balloons of all hues, every morning and evening, on all three days.

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