The Araku Balloon Festival is a 3 day extravaganza that will witness numerous Hot Air Balloons  take flights over the picturesque Araku Valley in the beautiful state of Andhra Pradesh. This first ever edition of this festival is being organised under the patronage of the Honourable Chief Minister Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu and the guidance of the  tourism minister Ms Bhuma Akhila priya.

Key highlights of the Festival are:


16 Balloons from 13 countries will fly over the magnificent Araku Valley presenting a visual delight for spectators on the ground and guests on board the balloons. There will be one morning flight followed by tethered flights in the evening. The night glows will be another grand spectacle where the inflated balloons will create a magic of light and colours.



The festival will see its share of hi-octane adrenaline pumping flights by para motorists that are sure to wow the assembly of spectators.



Araku Balloon Festival will also showcase a glamping experience of a different level. Difficult to describe in words, this can only be experienced.*

* (Due to unprecedented high demand, this facility is now full - hence no further accommodation is available)



The Picturesque Araku Valley has many facets for an explorer to seek. Daily guided excursions have been planned within the quantum of time in hand.**

These include:

  • 14th Nov – Visit to Waterfalls
  • 15th Nov – Visit to Coffee Plantations
  • 16th Nov – Visit to a Tribal Village

** Please refer to Program for timings