A Virtual Museum is defined by the International Council of Museums as a non-profit permanent institution for the sake of providing service to the society. It is important for the general public through which they can conserve, research, communicate, acquires knowledge for satisfying educational needs. A Virtual Museum is a digital entity which draws on the uniqueness of a museum, in order to complement, enhance, or expand the museum through personalization, user experience, interactivity and richness of the content. As compared to the traditional museum, a virtual museum can be designed around specific objects which comprise of artifacts of a museum or a natural history museum can refer in the digital or world wide web.
Why virtual tour?
A Virtual tour is a recreation of an existing location, which usually composed of a sequence of videos or still life images. The tour may also use other multimedia elements such as music, narration, text, and sound effects. It is completely a unique concept from the use of live television to affect tele-tourism. The word itself is often used to describe a variety of videos and photographs based media. These tours are also popular in the hospitality industry.
History of Virtual Tour-
The origin of this tour is dated back to the year 1994. Firstly this tours was a museum visitor interpretive tour, which consists of a walk-through of a 3D reconstruction of Dudley Castle in England as it was in the year 1550. It was considered as a computer controlled laserdisc based system which was designed by a British engineer Colin Johnson.
Best Virtual Museums of India
The most popular Virtual Museums in India are-
- Allahabad Museum of Allahabad
- National Museum of New Delhi
- Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad
- NGMA of Bengaluru
- NGMA of New Delhi
- Indian Museum of Kolkata
- Victoria Memorial Hall of Kolkata
- NGMA of Mumbai
- IGRMS of Bhopal
- ASI Taj Museum of Agra
All these museums contain very precious ancient stones and various other artifacts. These precious stones and artifacts will directly take you to the span of Mughal-era. Rare and precious antiques from India contains various eye-catchy artifacts which include the emerald bow ring of Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan was the most popular ruler of Mughal-era. The Mughal dynasty has their origins in the Central India where Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri are its the main focus. Delhi is the capital city of India which is also enlisted in the most popular Tour circuit of India- Golden Triangle Tour. The Golden Triangle Tour Package of India also includes Agra which is another region of Mughal-era and Jaipur, which is the most popular destination of Rajasthan which depicts a royal charm of the grandeur of Rajputana culture. Let’s have a look at what these cities offer for which they are known as the gems of India.
The first destination of Golden Triangle Tour – Delhi is a most popular landmark of Mughal empire. The capital city is known for its majestic historical structures which are considered as the heritage sites.
Agra is another destination of Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour Package, which is a renowned landmark of Mughal dynasty of Shah Jahan. The city depicts the finest art of Mughal-era in every nook and corner.
Jaipur is another destination of Golden Triangle Tour, is popular for the royal Rajputana culture and traditions. The Pink city- Jaipur contains a glorious history behind its foundation and other historical monuments of Jaipur which can be explored in Rajasthan Holidays.
So if you are a history lover then you should visit India’s most popular museums and experience the royalty of cultural India.