16 November 2017 Current Affairs: The Araku Valley of Andhra Pradesh is hosting the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The Hot Air Balloon Festival is organized by SkyWaltz and supported by Andhra Pradesh tourism.
The festival will feature unique balloons from 13 countries.
The participating countries are India, Australia, USA, Brazil and South Korea.
The Extraordinary shaped balloons like the Seahorse, the Kiwi, the Bee and much more are lined up in the festival.
This festival is being organized to promote tourism.
A large team of over 100 photographers, nature lovers and students from across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana arrived at Araku to capture the scenes of the festival. Araku is known for its coffee plantations, rich cultural heritage, and stunning waterfalls.