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Kerala to give the Netherlands a virtual tour of these destinations at Vakantiebeurs

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Alappuzha Backwaters

The Hague: Kerala Tourism's virtual reality tour of two of its pride possessions will be the major attraction for visitors to the Netherlands' largest holiday fair beginning from Tuesday.

In the holiday fair, India Tourism will offer virtual tours of some of the monuments in the country.

A rope-way at Athirappilly

"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 Athirappilly waterfalls, Alappuzha backwaters, Qutub Minar, Amer Palace, Khajuraho, Nalanda, Kailashnath Temple, and various other cultural and natural landmarks in India," a statement issued by the Indian Embassy here said.

The India tourism and Kerala tourism stalls and virtual reality displays at the Vakantiebeurs (holiday fair) 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.

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.

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