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Monsoon in India: Urban Travelers take Advantage of the ‘Green Season’

It is all about taking advantage of the amazing tariff-rates, coupons and discounts; which further promote the cause of traveling to these destinations in this season

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  • Adventurous activities and amazing experiences coupled with fascinating deals have triggered the interest in the urban travelers
  • In addition to the most unconventional tourist-spots observed during the monsoon, Ladakh, Kerela, Coorg, and Goa continue to remain the appealing destinations
  • It has been observed that Solo Travel has seen a 10-15% rise

New Delhi, July 15, 2017: An Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia- Flight Shop, has recently declared the findings of Monsoon 2017, the “Green Season” of India stating the present unique monsoon destinations of the country.

These include Tinsukia in Assam, Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, Kausani in Uttrakhand, Mandu in Madhya Pradesh, and Athirapally falls in Kerala. Apart from these, Mawlynnong in Meghalaya, Digha in West Bengal and Panshet in Maharashtra are also grabbing the attention of the Indian travelers with their vivid beauty and unique appeal.

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Reportedly, the findings of Monsoon 2017 has also testified a 30% rise in Domestic-Travel during the ‘green season’ as travelers cherish the fading heat of the summer holiday-period and also can dodge a large number of tourists, visiting the popular tourist-spots.

It is all about taking advantage of the amazing tariff-rates, coupons, and discounts; which further promote the cause of traveling to these destinations in this season.

Adventurous activities and amazing experiences coupled with fascinating deals have triggered the interest in the urban travelers, solo travelers, the backpackers, and the adventure buffs to break free and explore, ANI has reported.

According to ANI report, executive Director of Leisure Businesses, FCM Travel Solutions, Indian subsidiary of FCTG, Australia, Shravan Gupta, was quoted as saying, “The spirit of India truly comes alive during monsoons, showcasing its dense and diverse natural riches; an exceptional weather is always an add-on and hence, an excellent time to travel. At Flight Shop, we have also observed steep interest from the new-age segment -the last minute travelers indulging in outdoor activities like white water rafting, hiking trails and photography off the beaten path. We have seen a rise of 52% in these last minute bookings.”

He further added, “During monsoons, there can be no destination worthier than Incredible India – from lush greens in the South and lofty mountains in the North!”

Reportedly, in addition to the most unconventional tourist-spots observed during the monsoon, Ladakh, Kerela, Coorg, and Goa continue to remain the appealing destinations for the tourists and the exquisiteness that they offer.

It has been observed that Solo Travel has seen a 10-15% rise, with travelers from key metros cities heading to the mountains for monsoon getaways to the unique destinations.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter @ElaanaC
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Tourism Ministry, Google Arts and Culture Bring Incredible India Campaign To VR

Google Arts and Culture, Tourism Ministry to explore Incredible India

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Google Arts and Culture has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism to unveil a 360-degree virtual reality video for the global “Incredible India” tourism campaign.

As part of the partnership, Google Arts and Culture will provide users with an immersive 360-degree view of India’s heritage, festivity, spirituality and adventure.

The video will showcase users a 360-degree view of some of the most iconic destinations in India including Qutub Minar, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Vitthala Temples at Hampi and Goa’s easygoing vibe.

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“India is an iconic destination that offers unique experiences of climate, geography, culture, art, literature and food. We want to give people in India and across the world an opportunity to immerse in our country’s rich heritage,” Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons said in a statement on Thursday.

“Through our partnership with Google, we want to engage new and global audiences and offer them immersive content in a never-before-seen manner,” Alphons added.

The video has been created using the best of 360-degree video capture technology, including Google’s Yi Halo camera and the music is inspired by the rhythms and melodies of the regions depicted in the video.

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For Google Cardboard users the experience will be even more gratifying as they can turn the 360 video into a fully immersive Virtual Reality experience.

“Through our partnership with Ministry of Tourism for their internationally acclaimed ‘Incredible India’ campaign, we want to bring new and global audiences to India’s rich heritage and history,” said Luisella Mazza, Head of Operations at Google Arts & Culture.  IANS