The first-ever Taj Mahal Balloon Festival will be held in the city of Agra between November 14 and 18. Visitors will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance at getting a bird’s-eye view of the city’s historical sites, including Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and of course, the iconic Taj Mahal.
Participants from all around the world are taking part in the festival for the opportunity to fly over the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
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In order for the festival to take place, special permissions had to be taken from the government as the area around the Taj Mahal is typically a no-fly zone for security reasons.
The balloons are to maintain a minimum distance of 500 meters from the Taj Mahal.
Few short tethered rides are being organized for the visitors as well.
Anyone who gets to experience this festival should consider themselves extremely lucky. The views are breathtaking!