Enjoy wildlife through a virtual 3D tour

Posted by Staffreporter  |  08. August 2011

Love exploring
the dark and unexplored jungles of Karnataka but not finding enough time! Then, here is a solution. With the help of virtual 3D tours introduced by Karnataka forest department, you can easily walk through the forests. The concept will enable users to get 360 degree view of various national parks and  inform them about medicinal plants indigenous to the area and wild animals unique to these habitats.

The government decided to launch 3D virtual tours in a bid to ease pressure on forests that see more traffic than they can handle. The best part is that the service can be accessed via mobile phone too.  Sashwati Mishra, deputy conservator of forests said, “During our virtual tours, there will be a voice-over narrating stories about the place and several anecdotes.” The department has already developed the first 3D virtual walk of Karnataka’s highest peak Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur district on the Western Ghats.

The mangrove forest reserves of Kundapur in Udupi, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary on the Kaveri river, evergreen forests of Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, a jungle safari in Nagarahole and Bandipur Tiger Reserve, and tourism activity in Kaveri Nisarga Dhama of Kushalanagar will be offered on the net in the near future.
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