Virtual tour versus Real tourIn this age of internet and social media, it is very easy to find images and videos of many popular tourist spots in India and abroad on the internet. A person can literally see these videos and images and get an idea of how these places look. This is in sharp contrast to earlier days when the internet was not so popular and people only got the real knowledge of the tourist place after actually visiting them.
So what is the difference between seeing the place virtually in videos and images versus seeing them in real time? After all, we are seeing the same thing in both cases. I know this is a silly question but still sometimes thought comes to my mind, why should I spend money and time in visiting a place and staying there if I am able to see it virtually through videos and images?
Well, I tried to answer find answers to it. One of the biggest difference is that we can feel the real environment and atmosphere by actually visiting the place which is missing in the so-called virtual tour. Another thing is that we get a break from our scheduled life and get a change in atmosphere and surroundings. The most important thing is that it gives a satisfaction to a person that he has been to the particular place. This satisfaction would not be there even if a person sees the place virtually through images and videos. There are many things which people do only for their satisfaction, isn't it?
But yes, I do feel that in this online age virtual tours of places through images and videos have given an option to people who cannot visit them actually. Sitting in the comfort of the room we can get an idea of how the place looks.