India is so big, and having so much to offer. Hence it is really difficult to choose the places among the so many destinations. Have anyone ever thought of get the actual feel of the place without visiting it? Yes, now it is very much possible with 360-degree live-action virtual reality videos in Gujrat, an initiative by Gujrat tourism to promote tourism in the estate. One can take a sneak peak of what it would be like to be in the dense forest of Gir with so many lions around or can stroll around the Indus Valley ruins of Lothal and Dholavira.
A joint venture between Tourism Corporation of Gujarat and development finance company Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), has made a 360-degree immersive live-action virtual reality (VR) videos for use at tourism expos.
“The idea is to make people want to visit the destination so the videos will not be very long,” said Ajay Parge, founder director at Pune-based Digital Art VRe.
To give the feel of reality, Gujrat tourism put up a kiosk of 360-degree live-action virtual reality videos at the grand Vibrant Gujarat Navratri festival in Ahmedabad Recently. The idea is to make people want to visit the destinations. “The experience is so real that will transport you to the real location. A very short video of the Gir forest was so thrilling and full of adventure when you see a big lion walking towards you” a tourist shared her experience at the grand Vibrant Gujarat Navratri festival in Ahmedabad recently.