Gusty wind fails hot air balloon trial ride at Palakkad Fort
Palakkad: The District Tourism Promotion Council’s (DTPC) hot air balloon initiative failed in its trial held on Friday due to gusty wind.
As the first attempt held at 7 am failed, they tried again by 6 in the evening. Though the balloon started rising a little, the wind intensified and the attempt was cancelled again.
Many people had gathered around the fort and premises to see the hot air balloon flying. The authorities are planning to change the location if the attempt failed in the coming days too.
DTPC has arranged hot air balloon flight at Fort Maidan till December 22 from 5.30 am to 9 am and from 6 pm to 9 pm in the evening. Ticket rate is Rs 900 per head.