Varanasi, the most ancient city of the world has played a constant muse to many seekers, literary figures, old-world flaneurs and locals that swarm the ghats to take their redemptive holy dip. This November Varanasi was all set to offer another unique perspective for travellers to experience its mystic charm and floating lights on its river bed. On the occasion of Dev Deepawali – a festival which is touted to be a festive celebration of gods celebrating, Uttar Pradesh Tourism mounted up a hot air balloon festival. Along with its landlocked wonders – temples, ancient trails, craft traditions, gastronomic plethora and unravelling mythologies in every nook and corner, Varanasi Hot Air Balloon Festival will encourage a brand new item on its experience repertoire.
Mukesh Kumar Meshram, Principal Secretary, Culture and Tourism said, “This new offering will add yet another experience for the explorers and will bring Varanasi as the top spot to be experienced for many premium and high-value travellers from across the world. He also added the post covid template for tourism is going to be about building authentic experiences and packaging traditions into modern packaging for sustainable tourism.”
Varanasi Hot Air Balloon Festival was held from 17th-19th November.