Varanasi Hosts Hot Air Balloon Festival, Desis Share Pics Of Exploring Ganga From A Height

Sitting on a human size basket on a colourful huge balloon and flying over the city seems like a surreal and exhilarating experience. Think of how beautiful the view would be from the top, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, enjoying the fresh breeze while floating on the clouds.

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All this might look like a dream to many but the people of Varanasi recently experienced all this and more during the ‘Kashi Balloon and Boat Festival’.

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To boost tourism and encourage people to explore Uttar Pradesh, the UP government launched the festival in 2021.

This year, the event was reportedly organized between January 17 to January 20 in Varanasi.

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The city on the river Ganga saw scores of people gathered to witness the marvelous fest.

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Some lucky ones also had the opportunity to have a bird’s eye view of the spiritual capital of India.

The internet was flooded with images of the enthralling four-day event.

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Take a look at beautiful visuals of the hot air balloons hovering over Varanasi.


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Now you don’t have to spend thousands and visit a foreign land to enjoy the hot air balloon experience. Can’t get my eyes off these visuals, such a treat!

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