Hot air balloon safari in India!!

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Ever been hypnotized by the breathtaking aerial shots of the wilderness in movies and documentaries? Now everyone can experience it first-hand. Madhya Pradesh’s famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve launched India’s first hot air balloon wildlife safari in a tiger reserve. Forest Minister Vijay Shah of Madhya Pradesh launched the safari. Tourists can now get a birds-eye view of the park’s renowned tiger reserve, which possesses the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world.

Forest Minister quoted that the activity will, however, be restricted only to the buffer area. The option will allow travelers to watch leopards, tigers, Indian sloth bears, and a whole host of other wild animals in their natural habitat from the heights.

After the maiden hot air balloon flight over the region, Forest Minister said that this is in persuasion with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s vision of Buffer Mein Safar. This action will go a continued way to encourage tourism in the region, also wooing more tourists to the state.

The launch of Hot air balloon will provide an adventure option to explore those visiting Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Forest Minister also informed that the state is planning to introduce such services in Kanha, Pench, and Panna Tiger Reserve in nearby future.

The balloon safari will be operated by Jaipur-based SkyWaltz Balloon Safari, a government-approved commercial hot air balloon operator, and also India’s first fully licensed balloon operator. Forest Minister added that all the steps are taken to ensure the safety of animals and tourists. Minister assured that the balloon operator will only be allowed to offer service from a safe height. Landing and takeoff would be allowed only inside the buffer zone.

Hot Air Balloon Safari at Bandhavgarh will commence its first flight from 12th January. Jaipur-based SkyWaltz Balloon Safari has already begun the bookings for the safari. Booking Link.

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