Adventure Tourism

Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival concludes

The skies of the Sakthi Mills Ground in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu were filled by the hot air balloons, as part of the Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival. The three-day event, which kick-started on January 12, featured 10 hot air balloons from eight countries. Apart from taking a ride in the balloons, visitors also participated in games organized at the venue.

This year’s attractions were special shaped balloons – white CAT from Germany, ice cream from Belguim, and Angry Birds adorned the skies of Pollachi. This years balloons were from France, Germany, Poland, USA, Denmark, Belgium and Netherlands. The pilots for the balloons were from Europe and US.

The fifth edition of the festival, organized by Global Media Box, in association with The Slaves Restaurant and the support of the Department of Tourism, Tamil Nadu, also featured cultural performances, and a food court. The inaugural day featured a special performance by actor-singer Andrea Jeremia and band. And, on the final day, music director G V Prakash rode the hot air balloon with children from Sharanalayam. The festival had free-flying ride in the mornings and the tethered one in the evenings.