Full of hot air! Balloon festival creates amazing spectacle in India

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A balloonist prepares to inflate his hot air balloon before the launch during Lucknow balloon festival, in Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indians watch as hot air balloons take off during Lucknow balloon festival in Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indian villagers run to see a hot air balloon as it lands near their village during Lucknow balloon festival on the outskirts of Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A balloonist gives last minute checks before taking off her hot air balloon during Lucknow balloon festival, in Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
LUCKNOW, INDIA - FEBRUARY 14: Colorful hot air balloons in the sky of Lucknow during a Balloon festival as a part of 'State Tourism Day' on Tourism Day at Janeshwar Mishra Park on February 14, 2016 in Lucknow, India. Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has decided to celebrate its own 'State Tourism Day' annually on the Valentine's Day, February 14. The first 'State Tourism Day' will be celebrated in Lucknow but the venue will change to other cities in coming years, Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Tourism said. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian policemen take their selfie against hot air balloons during Lucknow balloon festival in Lucknow India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A balloonist inflates a hot air balloon during Lucknow balloon festival, in Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Hot air balloons are seen flying on the horizon over Lucknow cityscape during Lucknow balloon festival, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indians watch as hot air balloons take off during Lucknow balloon festival in Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
LUCKNOW, INDIA - FEBRUARY 14: Mob gather during a Hot Air Balloon festival as a part of 'State Tourism Day' on Tourism Day at Janeshwar Mishra Park on February 14, 2016 in Lucknow, India. Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has decided to celebrate its own 'State Tourism Day' annually on the Valentine's Day, February 14. The first 'State Tourism Day' will be celebrated in Lucknow but the venue will change to other cities in coming years, Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Tourism said. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
LUCKNOW, INDIA - FEBRUARY 14: Colorful hot air balloons in the sky of Lucknow during a Balloon festival as a part of 'State Tourism Day' on Tourism Day at Janeshwar Mishra Park on February 14, 2016 in Lucknow, India. Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has decided to celebrate its own 'State Tourism Day' annually on the Valentine's Day, February 14. The first 'State Tourism Day' will be celebrated in Lucknow but the venue will change to other cities in coming years, Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Tourism said. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
LUCKNOW, INDIA - FEBRUARY 14: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves his hand after sitting on hot air balloon during a Balloon festival as a part of 'State Tourism Day' on Tourism Day at Janeshwar Mishra Park on February 14, 2016 in Lucknow, India. Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has decided to celebrate its own 'State Tourism Day' annually on the Valentine's Day, February 14. The first 'State Tourism Day' will be celebrated in Lucknow but the venue will change to other cities in coming years, Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Tourism said. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
LUCKNOW, INDIA - FEBRUARY 14: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves his hand after sitting on hot air balloon during a Balloon festival as a part of 'State Tourism Day' on Tourism Day at Janeshwar Mishra Park on February 14, 2016 in Lucknow, India. Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has decided to celebrate its own 'State Tourism Day' annually on the Valentine's Day, February 14. The first 'State Tourism Day' will be celebrated in Lucknow but the venue will change to other cities in coming years, Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Tourism said. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A hot air balloon flies against a sun rise during Lucknow balloon festival in Lucknow, India, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The three-day festival is to boost the tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Vibrant hot air balloons filled the sky Monday during a balloon festival marking Tourism Day at Janeshwar Mishra Park in Lucknow, India.

Lucky onlookers gathered to watch the balloons be filled with air, eventually soaring off into the sunset in an array of colors.

The three-day festival is to boost tourism and generate more employment opportunities in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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