India’s tourism ministry partners with OutsiteVR for virtual travel experiences

6 Aug 2020 by Nisha Shroff
City Palace, Jaipur

Virtual reality (VR) technology-driven experiments are transforming the travel industry. Taking this into account, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has partnered with OutsiteVR, a travel tech startup, to empower people to travel India virtually and further boost Incredible India campaigns.

OutsiteVR is an experiential platform that allows you to virtually travel across popular heritage sites, historical monuments and tourist attractions using a smartphone, desktop, or VR headset.

This tie-up between the Ministry of Tourism and OutsiteVR is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India).

Here, one can explore interesting places in the country right from the ancient Key Monastery, Himachal Pradesh in the north to the picturesque Kannur Light House, Kerala in the south. You can also stroll the streets of the west for handicraft and traditional culture and finally venture all the adventures of India’s beautiful northeast.

The latest place, available for virtual exploration on the platform, is home to Jaipur’s royal family as well as a museum – City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

In their recent tweet, Ministry of Tourism said, “Travelling India in VR is the new normal during the Covid-19 situation. Experience the Indian monuments and destinations with OutsiteVR to get immersed in the country’s masterpieces in 360 degrees.”,


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