Araku Balloon festival January 2020

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Location : Araku, Andhra Pradesh

Destination Type: Cultural

Araku valley is very mesmerizing with spreading green foliage. These slopes of the valley are beautified with numerous hot air balloons floating. This three-day festival is famous for its array of activities involving hot air balloons.

History of  Araku Balloon Festival

  1. Araku Balloon festival was started in 2017
  2. Hot air balloons from 15 countries had participated in the previous edition
  3. The festival is Organised by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism department

Activities for tourists at Araku Balloon Festival

  1. Ride the hot air balloon to get an eagle-eye view of the valley.
  2. Witness many stunning activities in the sky by professional aerial performers
  3. Stay at an pvernight camp to enjoy nature
  4. 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

How to reach there


The nearest airport is located in Visakhapatnam . It has international flights to Singapore aand Kuala Lumpur. There are domestic flights from Vishakhapatnam to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkotta, Hyderabad , Mumbai, Chennia and Hyderabad

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Visakhapatnam ( 114 kms away)
  2. Borra caves ( 37 kms away)
  3. Tyda nature camp ( 40 kms away)
  4. Ananthagiri ( 26 kms away)
  5. Katika waterfalls ( 39 kms away)

Some hotels in Araku for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Prithvi Devi Santosh Guest House

Mountain View Resorts

Le Q Inn

Krishna Tara Comforts

Ushodaya Resorts



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Photo courtesy :By Danae Hurst from Albuquerque, United States – Ballooning Over Albuquerque, CC BY 2.0,


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