Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tourism Ministry launches 360° Virtual Reality (VR) video on Incredible India

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with Google India today launched a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) experience video on Incredible India https://t.co/H1VdcNXBUR. Describing India as a destination of diverse experiences, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, Shri K. J. Alphons said, “India is an iconic destination that offers unique experiences of climate, geography, culture, art, literature, and food” The Minister also added that Government wants to give people in India and across the world an opportunity to immerse in our country’s rich heritage. And, through the partnership with Google, it wants to engage new and global audiences and offer them immersive content in a never-before-seen manner.

Speaking during the event, Shri. K. J. Alphons added that taking virtual reality to the common man at a low/free cost will further enable an increase in the tourist footfall in Iconic monuments and other tourist destinations with a focus on Museums.

Incredible India in 360 degrees, as never seen before takes through a journey across Hampi, Goa, Delhi and Amritsar, and to explore the places and people that make each of these iconic Indian sites incredible. More videos shall be available at https://g.co/incredibleindia .

The launching function of Virtual Reality video was attended by Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Smt. Rashmi Verma, and other senior officials along with Director, Policy Planning and Government (Google India), Shri. Chetan K., and Google representatives.

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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