A new travel website coupled with user generated content and offering a 360 degree view platform was launched on Tuesday. The website, wonobo.com will also offer guided walk through tours of various cities in the country and has tied up with the Ministry of Tourism’s Incredible India! campaign.
A product of Genesys International Corporation, wonobo.com will offer users the option to search, explore and share points of interest as well as a 360 degree street view across 12 cities. However, the website managers say that this option will soon be expanded to 54 cities.
“We are partnering with the website to create a Walking Tours platform. This will make our most visited cities extremely easy to walk or drive through,” said Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.
The service has been launched initially for Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Costal Goa, Kolkata, Agra, Pune. The remaining 42 cities will be launched in the following weeks.
While Google’s street view is yet to take off in India, wonobo.com is already offering high quality pictures of major cities. This coupled with guides, points of interest and navigation promises to be a unique experience for netizens. “We are the first urban chronicle of today’s India, having mapped panoramic imagery of thousands of square km and close to 10 million places of interest across the country. We also continue to update the platform,” said Sajid Malik, CMD.
The website for Bangalore begins with a picture of Lalbagh garden and allows the user to navigate by selecting a direction. Available pictures are shown by a distance arrow from the point being viewed. One can access the Bangalore page at www.wonobo.com/bangalore