Here is your chance to fly a hot air balloon at Skyfest 2015


It’s just not pilots and astronauts who fly

Here is your chance to fly. Rotary International and Government of Telangana together bring to you the ‘Skyfest’. The five-day action packed event from December 23 to 27 have all the trappings of a multi-activity carnival. True to this, the organisers christened this as Skyfest, embedding long rides and joy rides of hot air balloons, shopping, food festivals, movies, concerts and different contests.

The venue will be filled with stalls for shopping, varied food choices, and activities. It’s a carnival you can’t miss. The Entry fee to the venue for the carnival is 150 INR for adults and 100 INR for kids. The carnival parade, carnival float, battle of college bands, college group dance competitions, corporate band battles, corporate dance battles and a concert by Coke Studio will ensure that the time spent at the event will be engraved deep in your hearts.skyfest


Dilwale, Baji Rao Mastani, Bahubali (Hindi), Sreemanthudu and Maya Bazar Colour will be screened in the midnight movies. 300 stalls for shopping clothes, jewellery, bargain deals, and food stalls will give your feet and eyes a lot of ground to explore. The Skyfest is a charitable initiative by Sparsh Hospice, a charitable initiative of Rotary Club of Banjara Hills to help those suffering from cancer. One lakh foots are expected to be at the venue to support the cause and this is going to be an annual event in Hyderabad. So, be at the pilot event of the Skyfest in Hyderabad.

Hot air balloons, a new experience

The first air balloon ever to fly was in 1793. Ever since, we have taken a leap in conquering air space. Here is the chance to step in the shoes of the Pilatre De Rozier, the first person to ever make a voyage in a hot air balloon, feel the excitement as it takes off the ground.

Rides in hot air balloons are considered to be one of the most exciting and enjoyable activities to do. The time you spend in the basket of a hot air balloon will keep flashing in your mind for the rest of your life. A single picture speaks more than a thousand words, and no amount of words can express the feeling you experience, when the balloon takes you several metres above the ground. This is more of an experience than a sport. So, book your passes now, for, the slots are limited and you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime, if you postpone it to tomorrow.skyfest

The hot air balloon rides are also bifurcated into Long rides and Joy rides, according to duration and convenience. The Joy rides would be smaller in duration, compared to the long rides. Apart from the hot air balloon rides, watch the midnight movies, mega concerts, and food and shopping at the carnival.

So, if you are planning to do something special, or if you are looking to end the year with a bang. Here is your chance to get that done. Book your passes now and get ready to fly.

Watch out for this space for more information about the Skyfest. A little bird says, there is more in store.


Vimal Mohan

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