Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival (TNIBF) to be held from Jan 12th-16th 2024 in Pollachi, Coimbatore

The ninth edition of the festival will be held during Pongal and will see hot air balloons from countries all over the world including United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Tamil Nadu Tourism, in collaboration with Global Media Box, is delighted to announce the eagerly awaited 9th Edition of the Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival (TNIBF) in the enchanting town of Pollachi. Recognized as a key event on the tourism calendar, TNIBF has evolved into a destination tourism spectacle, and this year, it proudly stands as the only annual balloon festival in India.

Scheduled from January 12th to 16th, 2024, the 9th edition promises an international flavor with over 10 balloons gracing the skies, representing countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The carnival will illuminate the skies daily from 2 pm to 10 pm, offering an immersive experience for attendees of all ages.

“Pilots from across the globe are visiting Pollachi to fly these balloons. During this 5-day festival, Hot Air Balloons from various Countries will be flown, at this ninth edition of TNIBF you will also find all different types of Hot Air Balloons from 8+ Countries, all beautiful and unique Shapes and colors. We thank the Tamil Nadu tourism department for its support – Continued support every year, in creating a Calendar event for the development of Destination Tourism.” said Benedict Savio, Founder, TNIBF and Event Director, Global Media Box.

As TNIBF celebrates its 9th anniversary, visitors can anticipate a plethora of new attractions. The festival grounds will host a diverse array of activities, including a 100+ Shopping Expo, engaging Kids Games, a thrilling Balloon Run Marathon, Tethered Balloon Rides, and enchanting Special Shape Balloons designed to captivate the hearts of children. Helicopter Rides, Musical Concerts, and more will contribute to making TNIBF the quintessential family carnival for the Pongal Holidays in South India.

A highlight of the festival is the Balloon Run scheduled for January 14th, 2024. Winners will be rewarded with an exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride during the festival, adding an extra layer of excitement. All participants will receive medals and certificates as tokens of appreciation.

Special Shape Balloons, including whimsical designs like Twin Frogs, Eli the Elephant, and Duck-shaped balloons, are set to mesmerize and delight children and families alike.

The 9th Edition of Tamil Nadu International Balloon festival (TNIBF) is organized by Global Media Box with support of the Department of Tourism Tamil Nadu is scheduled from 12th – 16th Jan 2024 at Pollachi, Coimbatore Dist. Tamil Nadu.

For More Information:
Festival Details

Date: 12th January -16th January 2024

Venue: RIGHT Kongu City Pollachi Main Rd, Achipatti, Tamil Nadu 642002, Pollachi – Coimbatore High Way

Carnival entry opens: 2 PM Onwards

Balloon take off show: 6:30 AM & 4 PM Onwards

For a detailed program schedule and further information, please visit www.tnibf.com.

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