Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Summit visitors sample virtual tour of Rani ki Vav, Gir forest

January 12, 2017 | UPDATED 20:35 IST 
Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (PTI) Delegates and visitors at Vibrant Gujarat Summit took time off from their busy schedules and back-to-back business meetings to watch majestic Asiatic lions roaming in Gir forest, and even toured the world heritage sites like Rani Ki Vav -- thanks to Virtual Reality.
The tunnel of vision -- a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality stall located at the venue -- brought to life the popular tourist and heritage sites of Gujarat, and became an instant hit with foreign and Indian delegates.
Visitors could choose to take a virtual tour of six different locations including Lothal, Ahmedabad, Champaner, Gir and Rani ki Vav simply by using Virtual Reality gear.

Each virtual reality session lasted 2-3 minutes.
Open for business from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm, the stall attracted 1,200-1,300 visitors each day, including foreign delegates from countries like Japan, US, Israel, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The Tunnel of Vision also had other attractions including Augmented Reality - that let the visitors experience the growing infrastructure prowess of the State by showcasing GIFT City and Dholera in 3D.
"Its a fantastic opportunity to experience these popular sites sitting right here at Mahatma Mandir, the venue of Vibrant Gujarat," said Chirag Rathore, a visitor at the stall. PTI MBI ANZ JM

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