Why You MUST Attend The Araku Balloon Festival This January

Being the only international balloon festival in Andhra Pradesh, Araku Balloon Festival offers a lot. Located close to Visakhapatnam, Araku is a hill station full of breathtaking views. When vibrant hot air balloons in different shapes fill up the sky, it only enhances the scenic beauty of the valley.

What to Expect

Araku Balloon Festival is a 3-day event from 18th January 2019 to 20th January 2019 consisting of several delightful activities. The itinerary includes

1. Hot Air Balloon Rides: The main event of the festival, these rides give you an opportunity to witness the stunning valley, its vast green space, and surrounding hills ? all from a bird's eye view.

2. Excursions: In between the hot air balloon rides, you can visit some great attractions at the hill station such as the wonderful Katiki and Tadimada waterfalls, coffee plantations, and tribal villages to learn more about Araku's culture.

3. Para-motoring Display: Enjoy watching professional areal enthusiasts paint stunning views in the sky. An eye-catching show!

4. Camp Nights: The overnight camp stays in the wild will connect you with yourself and nature so that you can unwind, away from the city life.

5: Barbeque Dinners: In addition to breakfast and lunch, there will be mouth-watering barbeque dinner every night at the camps. You will definitely feast your mouth (along with your eyes) during the course of the festival.

Araku Balloon Festival


For inquiry related to tickets and general query, feel free to contact the festival organizers by visiting http://www.arakuballoonfestival.com/contact-us/

Getting There

Getting to Araku is plain sailing. The hill station is located at a distance of 114 km from Visakhapatnam (a 3-hour journey). The nearest Airport is located in Visakhapatnam. From there you can hire a taxi. Araku also has a railway station. Trains generally run from Visakhapatnam. There are several AC/ Non AC buses running on the route as well.

Take off your 2019 by joining the thrill and fun at Araku Balloon Festival

This post was published by Yash Saboo

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