Remember the bad old days when you were quarantined at your home for weeks together due to the Coronavirus pandemic? Many times, you will not be able to take up your dream vacation and would not be able to visit the amazing tours that you can experience in those countries. This could be due to several reasons being a global pandemic, for financial reasons, for work-related reasons, etc. In such cases, you have no other option but to cancel/postpone your vacation.
But travel in itself is an experience and you never know when the travel bug will bite you. Then how do you satisfy your urge to visit the amazing places across the world despite not being able to travel?
For those of you who are stuck in that precarious situation, virtual tours are what you should be looking at. Many top attractions across the world, including museums, national parks, landmarks can be visited virtually from the comfort of your home. Something is better than nothing, and a prelude to the real-life experience could be the virtual tours.
Here are the top 5 virtual tours across the globe that you can experience.
1. Eiffel Tower, Paris
Paris is the city of romance, which attracts millions of tourists every year across the globe. Though there are so many attractions that you can visit in Paris, no trip to Paris is complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower. But what if you are in a situation where you can’t take a trip to Paris? Fret not, as you can still have a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower was built to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution and it is the tallest structure in Paris.
2. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, located in Peru on the continent of South America is considered one of the top and must-visit attractions in the world. What makes Machu Picchu primarily fascinating is the fact that it is built at an altitude of 2,430m above sea level in the Andes, which was created without animals/wheels to transfer the huge stones up the Andes. Built back in AD1450, this is truly a marvelous architectural feat.
You get a 360-degree view of the landscape, the ruins of the Inca settlements, along with a voice over guide of how it had formed, its history, along with a bird-eye view of Machu Picchu, which serves as an icing on the cake. Now you don’t have to travel all the way to Peru to admire this marvelous UNESCO World heritage site.
3. Taj Mahal, India
How much can one do for love? Buy a cup of coffee? How about taking your loved one out for a fancy dinner? An emperor in India took it one step ahead. He built one of the wonders of the world for the woman he loved. Taj Mahal, situated in Agra, India is the symbol of eternal love. It was built by Shah Jahan as the resting place of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Taj Mahal is well and truly a wonder, considering it is an amalgamation of Indian, Islamic, and Persian architecture, taking 22 years to complete. The white marble of this crown palace is considered the top highlight.
What better way to visit than sitting in the comfort of your own home and getting an aerial 360-degree view of the minarets, lotus-topped dome, and a fascinating view over river Yamuna.
4. Stonehenge, United Kingdom
How often do you think a simple cremation space, dating back over 5000 years, will become one of the most visited places in the world? Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, United Kingdom, is one such spot. There are several stones around the cremation space. These stones are believed to have been brought to this location from Marlborough, which is around 20 miles away, and the small bluestones from Preseli Hills in Wales, which is over 140 miles away.
People realised the value of this attraction and its popularity, thus leading to a spectacular 360-degree virtual tour, which shows images of excavation, design, conservation, and also its center space. You also get ample information on the history of Stonehenge, its construction and heritage, and also the surrounding landscape.
5. Colosseum, Rome
Colosseum built back in AD70 – AD80 was the world’s largest amphitheater back then. It had a seating capacity of around 50,000-80,000 spectators at a single stretch. This amphitheater used to host intense gladiatorial combat and competitive sports events in Italy. Over the years, due to several factors, around 2/3rd of this monument had been destroyed and is now in ruins.
Although the remaining ruins are one of the top attractions in the world, and is frequently visited by a lot of tourists throughout the year. Colosseum’s virtual tour is fascinating, considering how you’d be able to take a virtual walk inside the several levels of Colosseum, which enriches the experience exponentially. The 360-degree overhead image gives you a beautiful view of the Colosseum.
You never know when the travel bug will bite you, and it is not sure if you will be ready to travel and satiate the travel bug when the need arises. For such precarious circumstances, you don’t have to worry as virtual tours will come to your rescue. Once you are done with your virtual tours, and when you are actually ready to take up the actual vacation, it is very important you customise your itinerary to your liking, and that is why companies like Travel Triangle, Pickyourtrail will help you in building your dream vacation. Now, what are you waiting for? Grab your gadget and immerse yourself in the experiential world of virtual tours!