26 December 2020.
The country’s first hot air balloon wildlife safari in a tiger reserve was launched on 24th December in the world famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve by Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Vijay Shah
About Hot Air Balloon Ride
- The hot air balloon ride is to be restricted in the buffer area.
- The service is to be operated by a Jaipur based Sky Waltz company.
- Tourists can watch tigers, Indian Sloth bear and leopards from a height during the ride.
- The service is to be introduced in other tiger reserves of the state such as Pench Tiger Reserve, Panna Tiger Reserve.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
- The tiger reserve is located in the eastern Satpura hill range.
- It is known for its Evergreen Sal forest.
- Bandhav means Brother and Garh means Fort.
- The region is named after the fort.
- The fort is believed to have been given by Lakshman to his brother Lord Ram.