“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” 

~ Saint Augustine 

Travelling is a fantastic experience and an opportunity to read the world, enriching your life experiences. India is one such country which can give you an all encompassing taste in just one trip – Iconic Architecture, Culture, Food, Landscape, Wildlife, Spirituality; pretty much everything you could imagine.

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Tourism is currently the one of the most affected sectors and we might not be able to physically travel and experience Incredible India’s vast treasures for a while. However, that shouldn’t stop us from travelling (without actually travelling).

It is the perfect opportunity to virtually gain in-depth knowledge about all the lovely destinations across India and get privy to the rich art and culture, heritage, cuisine, dance forms, landscapes and festivals.

We have compiled the best resources to enable travelling to Incredible India virtually :

1. QuaQua

It a great digital experience platform to experience immersive travel experiences to 12 beautiful cities in India that covers everything from majestic monuments to street food and shopping !

https://www.quaqua.com/asia/india

Our favourite pick on QuaQua is.a virtual visit to the Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad learning about the Nizams who ruled Hyderabad once upon a time.

https://www.quaqua.com/player?v=7&type=city

2. Google Arts and Culture 

Needless to say Google Arts and culture is the best resource to discover India through its crafts.  Whether it is Gond Painting or Woodcraft or the use of Elephant Dung to make paper , or Banarasi weaving; Google Art and Culture has more than enough to keep you occupied learning about these crafts. They have also featured exhibits from the National Museum in Delhi.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/incredibleindia

Take a 60 second sneak peak at the many crafts practised in India:

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3. OutsiteVR

What we liked best about OutsiteVR are their offbeat virtual experiences. Learn about one of the highest inhabited villages on earth , a 1000 year old monastery in Spiti and the Pushkar Camel Fair.

http://www.outsitevr.com/tour/key-monastery-spiti

http://www.outsitevr.com/tour/pushkar-camel-fair

http://www.outsitevr.com/tour/kibber-village

4. Incredible India

The “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative by the Ministry of Tourism, India has a ongoing collection of webinars to walk you through various facets of India right from sustainable tourism to making India an all inclusive destination as well the heritage, culture and travelling beyond city brochures.

https://www.incredibleindia.org/content/incredible-india-v2/en/events/dekho-apna-desh.html

Our favourite one being Ladakh: Exploring the Unexplored

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We’d love to hear about your favourite Virtual India experience ?


1 Comment

Jia · May 7, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Wow I am clicking on these resources right now. Have always wanted to visit India.

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