In a bid to attract more tourism in valley, Tourism Department Kashmir on Saturday kick started the hot air balloon ride at Zabarwan Park. The development has come at a time when valley is witnessing a good number of tourist footfall, as per the officials the start of service is aimed at to attract more and more tourists in the valley. Conforming the development on micro blogging site, tourism department Kashmir on their official twitter handle wrote, “Department of Tourism, Kashmir kickstarts hot air balloon rides at Zabarwan Park.Enjoy spectacular views of the Dal Lake and the city. Avail discounted rides for the first week”. Officials told Rising Kashmir that the prior to the start of ‘Hot Air Balloon service a trail was conducted yesterday and today the services were officially started. “For a ride it will have 3+1 capacity, which will be three people and one pilot”, the official said.