Ever wanted to try hot air balloon ride? Pollachi is the place
Man had always wanted to fly. So he invented everything that could make his dream turn reality. Hot air balloon travel is similar. One can wander up in the sky on it.
Pollachi had hosted the balloon festival from January 11 to 15 for the sixth time. Huge crowd attended the festival to experience the balloon ride.
However, many people couldn’t board on the balloon as flying it depended on many factors like sunlight, rains, wind direction and intensity.
First fire is started using gas under the balloon to ensure hot air inside the balloon. People are boarded onto the big basket attached under this. Two adults can enter the basket at a time. An instructor will also be onboard along with a gas cylinder.
The balloons were brought from Japan and Netherlands along with experts.
When the balloon rises up, we would feel weightlessness but no other issues. Tall people can feel low heat of the flame above. Children were not allowed in the balloons.
The balloon ride scheduled every morning costed Rs 1500 per person and would cover more than 10km.
In the evenings, balloon rides’ height was fixed to enjoy the city view. It costed Rs 1250 per person. According to the climatic conditions 30 to 60 people were taken on balloons daily. The tickets were given on first come first serve basis.
Many people were turned down by organizers consoling them. Many people assembled here to take selfies and videos.
Children’s park and food festival were also arranged as part of the fest organized by two companies in association with Tamil Nadu.