Virtual tour of Khajuraho, Kerala's backwaters in Netherlands
Beginning January 9, visitors to the Netherlands' largest holiday fair, Vakantiebeurs, will be able to take a virtual reality tour of India's famous monuments at one place.
"Virtual reality offers immersive, 3-D experiences via videos with 360-degree perspectives through which visitors will be able to enjoy the experience of visiting the Qutub Minar, Amer Palace, Khajuraho, Nalanda, Kailashnath Temple, Athirappiliy Waterfalls, Alappuzha backwaters and various other cultural and natural landmarks in India," a statement issued by the Indian Embassy in the Hague said.
The India tourism, Kerala tourism stalls and virtual reality displays at the Vakantiebeurs will be inaugurated on January 9 by India's Ambassador of India to the Netherlands, Venu Rajamony and the Mayor of Utrecht Jan van Zanen.
Traditional lighting of lamps will be followed by Bhangra dance performances and Indian refreshments throughout the day to showcase India's cultural richness to visitors, it said.
The staff of the Indian Embassy in the Netherlands, India tourism and volunteers from the Indian community will facilitate virtual reality tours of India for visitors during the six-day fair using devices specially procured for the purpose, the statement said.
Vakantiebeurs is held every year in the city of Utrecht at the heart of the Netherlands and attracts a large number of visitors with 1,050 companies participating in 2018.
Around 10 travel companies from India are co-exhibitors at the India tourism and Kerala tourism stalls this year.