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Amazing Photography tips for Hampi Hot Air Balloon Festival


A ride in a hot air balloon is an adventure you won’t soon forget. Hot air balloon rides are enjoyable in most nations, and the good news is that they are quickly gaining popularity in India as a type of extreme recreation. In fact, with help from Karnataka’s tourism board, Hampi will host this event for four days.

Hampi’s beauty is unparalleled, as it takes on a whole new grandeur when someone views it from above. One can get amazed by looking at the panoramic views of the magnificent ruins, terrains, and temples of this beautiful city from the balloon.

Capture the little details

The beauty of nature surrounds you during your whole time on and off over there. The best part is that you don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture some amazing photos during your hot air balloon experience.

Use different angles

Hampi Hot Air BalloonUse different angles including the wide-angle camera option on your phone, or bring a wide-angle camera lens for your DSLR camera it will allow capturing the beauty of the landscape, and your surroundings, your time among the clouds.

Capture the beauty

hampi hot air balloon
Photo by Wayne Jackson

The ancient city of Hampi in the Indian state of Karnataka hosts the annual Hampi Utsav festival every November. As a site that has seen the splendor of the Vijayanagara Empire and beyond throughout the ages, Hampi reenacts that glory over three days.

It’s 373 kilometers from Bengaluru, because of its prominence in the country’s technological sector, to this spot on the Tungabhadra River. However, the Hampi Utsav is scheduled for January 27th-29th, 2023.

The sky looks nothing less than bejeweled, filled with colorful balloons with the tourists on board. Don’t forget to capture the photo of the pilot igniting the burner flame above, it gives you an eye-catching addition to your camera roll.

Hampi Hot Air Balloon Festival: What Makes It Special

blue, orange, and red hot air balloon in mid air
Photo by Gaetano Cessati

The Hampi Festival has been held annually since the Vijayanagar Empire; however, its precise beginnings have yet to be discovered. Since the celebrations pay tribute to the glory of the Vijayanagar Empire, it is generally agreed that Hampi Utsav had its origins in that dynasty.

UNESCO designated site

UNESCO designated Hampi in Karnataka, India, because of its beautiful architecture throughout its 41,5 square kilometer area.

The area is close to the river Tungabhadra and is surrounded by hills; the structures here are primarily what remains of the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

About 1,600 structures are still standing, including temples, treasury buildings, bazaars, royal pavilions and platforms, aquatic constructions, and treasury buildings.

Best time for photography

Hampi Hot Air Balloon, Photography
Photo by Sara Kurfeß

Therefore the Best time to experience hot air ballooning is in the early morning or the late evening, it has a breathtaking sunset.

While you are in the balloon make sure to take a photo of the landscapes that are in front of you, also include the sides of the hot air balloon basket, in the photo. It will give you a beautiful addition that will add some interest and contrast to your photos.


There’s nothing quite like floating thousands of feet in a wicker basket among the clouds while taking in the sights and sounds of the world around you from a whole new perspective. Capture the moments and enjoy the hot air balloon ride.


Writer CreditSantoshi Das
Digital Showcase of Lens Rider is founded by Nishant Pandey. It is essentially a magazine to guide photographers. Here we put out new blogs everyday having tips and tricks of photography and information about different areas of photography that one can explore.


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