The Covid-19 pandemic continues to plague the travel industry, even though it has recovered from the dry spell. Due to international travel restrictions, mass unemployment and closures of borders, the travel sector was among the most affected sectors since the inception of Covid-19. Profits were almost null.

India is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. It has more than ten million visitors each year since pre-Covid. Travel enthusiasts were able to see the architectural excellence of monuments. This has enriched history, heritage and cultural traditions, as well as artistic hubs that provide livelihood for millions of artisans, patrons and craftsmen.

Heritage site tours and hot air ballooning are great ways to hyphenate inbound tourism’s revival. Hot air ballooning is a sport that is often overlooked and not well-integrated into mainstream travel. It is an engaging and popular activity that can be a draw for tourists and tour operators.

India is a tourist hub with many heritage sites spread across India’s topography. Hot air ballooning is a great way to bring back domestic tourism and add excitement to your itinerary. Families and children will enjoy hot air balloon tours, which can be a fun way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This will not only pique the interest of tourists, but it can also serve as a major tourist attraction.

India is a country with great historical splendor and some of the most beautiful places to visit. To ensure that tourists have a pleasant experience, the government has taken many measures. The same series includes the Taj Mahal (Agra), Pushkar(Rajasthan), Hampi, Karnataka, and many other places that offer hot air balloon rides. These sites provide breathtaking aerial experiences. Tourists have been enthusiastically welcoming the idea and the spot is being used by large numbers of tourists. This encourages the government promote hot-air balloon rides at other locations that will eventually benefit both tourists and the tourism sector.

North East India is a great place to take hot-air balloon rides due to its favorable climatic conditions and visit-worthy places. It also has beautiful, serific, scenic topography. Hot air balloon rides are a great way to enjoy the beauty of India’s North-East region, which is still relatively unknown. It can boost tourism and increase accessibility to the North-East. The most visited heritage sites in North-Rast include Kaziranga National Park (Assam), Apatani Cultural Landmark, Arunachal Pradesh and Namdapha National Parks, Arunachal Pradesh and Keibul Lamjao National Parks, Manipur, Majuli and Assam. These can be great places to take hot air balloon rides, which will increase regional connectivity and encourage foreigners and Indians to explore the Northeast.

Hot-air balloon rides can increase visibility and attraction of sites or places, as people’s attention spans have been exhausted by the pandemic. It will rekindle curiosity, and hot-air balloon rides will be a popular attraction.

These tours will bring a modern dimension to India’s travel industry. This will add an adventure and sport element to archaic monument tours. Schools from different regions can organize a history and adventure trip that includes hot air balloon rides. Hot air ballooning is a rare profession in India. Students will learn new skills and open up new opportunities for employment.

The government can use hot-air balloon rides to promote inbound tourism and cushion any lull after Covid-19.

Covid-19 cases reported a drop in the number of deaths, and families are taking vacations to escape the heat. These regions are well-known for adventure sports, and hot air ballooning is a great addition to them. It will reduce unemployment and increase tourist traffic in these areas.

Hot air ballooning should be a niche sport that is recognized and celebrated in the future, particularly since the new ideas and innovations are challenging traditional cultural beliefs and prejudices. This will increase inbound tourism and make hot air ballooning more mainstream.

By Manali