News:Ministry of Tourism has launched the Audio Guide facility Audio Odigos for 12 sites of India (including Iconic Sites).
About Audio Odigos:
- Audio guide Odigo offers the Government of India verified content with visuals & voice over support.
- The app allows tourists to enjoy a more enriching experience and takes them back to historical insights into Indian culture and heritage.
- The App also contains an inbuilt map of the site for smooth navigation during the tour.
- The listeners will be offered various versions of history like synopsis, detailed history and podcasts.The audio can be chosen in their preferred language.
The 12 sites where Audio Odigos can be used are:-
- Rajasthan- Amer Fort
- Delhi- Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Purana Quila and Humayun’s tomb
- Uttar Pradesh- Fatehpur Sikri and Taj Mahal,
- Gujarat- Somnath and Dholavira
- Madhya Pradesh- Khajuraho
- Tamilnadu- Mahabalipuram
- Bihar- Mahabodhi Temple
About Iconic Tourists sites:
- Iconic tourists sites initiative aims to develop world-class tourist destinations to serve as a model for other tourism sites.
- The nodal ministry for the implementation of the initiative is the Ministry of Tourism.This initiative is primarily aimed at enhancing India’s soft power.
- The initiative will aim at overall development of the tourist destinations which includes roads and infrastructure,skill development, development of technology,attracting private investment and branding and marketing.
- The Centre has identified 17 sites in the country for development under the Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project.
- The 17 sites are (a)Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh) (b)Ajanta & Ellora (Maharashtra) (c)Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Qutub Minar (Delhi) (d)Colva (Goa) (e)Ajmer Fort (Rajasthan) (f) Somnath and Dholavira (Gujarat) (g)Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh) (h)Hampi (Karnataka) (I)Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), (j)Kaziranga (Assam) (j))Kumarakom (Kerala) and (k)Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar).