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Netherlands fair showcases major Indian tourist spots

Press Trust of India  |  The Hague 

Seeking to attract more Dutch visitors to India, a holiday fair showcasing major Indian tourist destinations is being held in the Netherlands' city of of Utrecht, inaugurated the 'Incredible India' and tourism exhibitions yesterday, a statement by the here said. Among the attractions, is a tour of India's select tourism spots for visitors to the 'Vakantiebeurs' fair. The was the first to view major Indian tourist attractions in 'virtual reality' - a novel initiative by the in collaboration with India's tourism department, it said. As a special attraction, visitors also had an opportunity to take pictures of themselves with monuments such as the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar among others as well as wildlife and natural landscapes, the statement said. offers immersive, experiences via videos with 360-degree perspectives through which visitors are able to enjoy the experience of visiting the Qutub Minar, Amer Palace, Khajuraho, Nalanda, Kailashnath Temple, Athirappiliy waterfalls, Alappuzha backwaters and various other cultural and natural landmarks in The stalls were inaugurated with the and India's Ambassador to the Venu Rajamony lighting the traditional Indian lamp. 'Vakantiebeurs' or holiday fair, is held every year in in the heart of the and attracts a large number of visitors. There has been a steady increase in the number of tourists from the to with approximately 21,000 electronic visas issued in 2017.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:15 IST
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