The Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has taken a decision to initiate hot air ballooning in Bhopal and Orchha, with the launch likely by the end of August this year. The initiative is expected to draw large number of adventure enthusiastic travelers.
In this first-of-its-kind tourism initiative, MPSTDC plans to buy only one hot air balloon for both places and will use it as per tourists booking in both places.
The cost of the hot air balloon, Rs 50 lakh, will be paid by the Corporation and will be operated by private professionals, revealed Commander Rajendra Nigham, Adviser of Water Sports and Adventure and Ecotourism, MPSTDC.
The Corporation will target foreign and domestic tourists for hot air ballooning and plans to make it a part of the tourism package that they will provide tourists. The cost per person for 40 minutes ballooning will be USD 250.