Discover Varanasi by means of crowd

HolidayIQ has launched #VaranaSee, a crowd-sourced video that includes the unexplored treasures of Varanasi


VaranaSeeHolidayIQ has launched #VaranaSee, a crowd-sourced video that includes the unexplored treasures of Varanasi. Greater than 6000 college students of IIT BHU participated in a treasure hunt, discovering the hidden gems of Varanasi, and over 1000 movies have been submitted. College students from IIT BHU have been invited to shoot their views of Varanasi and have been requested to submit video opinions.Hari Nair, founder and CEO, HolidayIQ mentioned “We are overwhelmed with the response that #VaranaSee has acquired. It presents a compelling narrative of an iconic metropolis by means of the eyes of the subsequent technology. We’re excited to introduce new expertise and content material innovation in a format that has not been explored earlier than. The success of this marketing campaign will assist us take it to different components of the nation uncovering extra insightful points of India.”

These video opinions by the scholars ranged from graffiti artwork to Assi Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath temple and Daswamedh Ghat and lesser informed tales in regards to the metropolis.

Our arrival to town was unglam, to say the least. With out data of the Hindi language, all we might do was attempt to guess the station that we have been alleged to alight at. With type assist from the locals, we realised that now we have arrived – however a tad too late. This resulted in spectacular flying leaps from the transferring prepare alongside our cumbersome luggages! And, that marked our arrival within the Land of the Holy River.

Our keep in Varanasi was brief but eventful and positively very, very memorable. From spectacular flying leaps off transferring prepare to disturbing mattress bugs (please keep away from HHI Varanasi Resort!), we set sail alongside the Holy River for a non-existent dawn on a cloudy morning. We additionally smelt burning flesh at burning ghats, whereas attractive canine humped away merrily (assure to make you blush!) lower than a foot away. On this outdated metropolis, I tasted the most effective Masala Chai (tea) and visited a temple (product of gold) with such tight safety that we can not deliver something with us! Inside our brief keep that lasted lower than 24 hours, I realised too quickly and too late (the itinerary’s been set) that Varanasi is a particular place. There’s one thing within the air that makes this place feels magical but very actual and lively.

Pranu Palakurthy, one of many college students, mentioned, “This is a effectively thought-through innovation, aiming to supply first hand, visible expertise of the vacation spot and sightseeing. Video content material has increased engagement than that of textual content. With this characteristic that permits to shoot a video to overview a resort, vacation spot or journey, there’ll absolutely be extra individuals desirous to journey throughout the nation.”

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