DISCOVER INDIA’S BREATH-TAKING SHOOTING LOCALES

admin   May 18, 2022

India, land of beautiful locales and great talents, has reopened its doors for filming in India for global producers and studios. Film Facilitation Office (FFO), set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), is currently accepting online applications for foreign producers to shoot in India

There are few countries that can compete with India’s geographical and cultural diversity when it comes to filming in India. From the lofty snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the sand dunes of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert in North India and the sandy beaches of Goa in the south, one can easily replicate the backdrops of Mandarin China in Kolkata’s downtown, Afghanistan in the rugged mountains of Ladakh, Jamaica in feisty Goa, and Arabian nights in Jodhpur.

India is the world’s largest film producer, producing approximately 2,000 films per year. Its sheer size and the number of films released each year have caused the world to take notice of Indian cinema. It is now well established that a compelling story with universal themes has the ability to transcend borders. Indian films are made in a variety of locations throughout the country, and each of these filmmaking cities serves as a cinematic hub for one major language.

Mumbai, India’s film capital, is home to the Hindi film industry. Marathi-language films are also produced in the city, which is inextricably linked to Indian cinema history (along with neighbouring Pune). Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Patna, and Delhi NCR are other major Indian film production cities.

The Indian AVGC story is reaching a crescendo as international studios expand their presence in India, making it a hub for virtual production, post-production, visual effects, and graphics, and as storytellers weave intricate narratives with universal appeal.

India also has world-class production and post-production facilities, as well as skilled labour, and when these benefits are combined with a transparent and responsive government-backed system for obtaining various shooting permits, it has the potential to greatly enhance the beauty of filming in India.

As the world’s largest filmmaking country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it intends to focus on making it easier for international filmmakers to explore this beautiful country while also utilising low-cost and highly skilled film production professionals to add global appeal to their stories.

As a result of some serious efforts put in by FFO, as many as 138 international projects (Feature Films, TV/Web shows and series) from across 33 countries have been accorded permissions to film in India. Out of these, 13 projects were granted official coproduction status by the Ministry of I&B.


Come, Discover India’s Eternal Beauty

admin   May 18, 2022

India gives filmmakers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to shoot snow, desert storm, and rain all at once. This vast landmass is also home to a diverse population of people of various faiths, castes, and creeds. It is a truly multilingual and multi-ethnic country that provides an excellent backdrop for a filmmaker and scriptwriter to paint their stories with various hues and colours

The Indian subcontinent’s topography is unique. On one side you have mighty Himalayas in the lot from Hindu Kush, and in the south-west the subcontinent stretches to Malabar coast, Western and Eastern ghats—the two long coastlines in this peninsula along the Arabian Sea and also Bay of Bengal which seamlessly mingle with Indian Ocean. India has lush green Gangetic plain and many hill tracks and meandering valleys in between. The country’s river system with rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra, Krishna and Kaveri is the hotspot of all kinds of cultural activities. Then the country has the largest mangrove forest in the world shared both by India and Bangladesh. When you go to Rajasthan, you find desert, which mingles with the Rann of Kutch, a large area of salt marshes that span the border between India and Pakistan. India’s natural beauty is absolutely unbelievable.

When you look at the climate, you have sub-zero temperatures and somewhere in between you find very warm country and also Monsoon. It gives a unique opportunity to filmmakers to shoot snow, Desert Storm, and rain, all in one go. This huge landmass is also inhabited by a vast population from different faiths, caste and creed. It is truly multilingual and multi-ethnic country that offers a great landscape to a filmmaker and the scriptwriter to paint their stories with different hues and colours.

In 2021, FFO’s mandate has been expa nded to include creat ion of an ecosystem to facilitate various approvals and clearances required in setting up of theatres and execut ion of events by event management age ncies at State and National level.


The Wonder that is India

admin   February 14, 2022

India offers a unique opportunity to filmmakers to shoot snow, Desert Storm, and rain, all in one go

The Indian subcontinent’s topography is unique. On one side you have mighty Himalayas in the lot from Hindu Kush, and in the south-west the subcontinent stretches to Malabar coast, Western and Eastern ghats—the two long coastlines in this peninsula along the Arabian Sea and also Bay of Bengal which seamlessly mingle with Indian Ocean. India has lush green Gangetic plain and many hill tracks and meandering valleys in between. The country’s river system with rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra, Krishna and Kaveri is the hotspot of all kinds of cultural activities. Then the country has the largest mangrove forest in the world shared both by India and Bangladesh. When you go to Rajasthan, you find desert, which mingles with the Rann of Kutch, a large area of salt marshes that span the border between India and Pakistan. India’s natural beauty is absolutely unbelievable.

When you look at the climate, you have sub-zero temperatures and somewhere in between you find very warm country and also Monsoon. It gives a unique opportunity to filmmakers to shoot snow, Desert Storm, and rain, all in one go. This huge landmass is also inhabited by a vast population from different faiths, caste and creed. It is truly multilingual and multi-ethnic country that offers a great landscape to a filmmaker and the scriptwriter to paint their stories with different hues and colours.


EFM Landmark: Great Opportunity for Filming in India

admin   January 28, 2020

For the first time, Berline’s European Film Market will host EFM Landmark — a new platform dedicated to bringing together producers and film commissioners under the name “EFM Landmark” (February 24 – 25, 2020). It is a great opportunity for film tourism and location heads in various state government’s across to attract foreign film producers to film in their respective locations.

EFM Landmark gives an opportunity for film commission representatives to make presentations, do business meetings and attract film producers and directors to shoot in their respective film locations. It’s a great opportunity to attract film producers in hosting a happy hour or reception at EFM Landmark.

Matthijs Wouter Knol, EFM Director aUS: “’EFM Landmark’ will add an infrastructure for the growing group of producers at EFM. In addition to visiting film commissioners at the stand where they do their one-on-one meetings during the week, ‘EFM Landmark’ events will help both producers and film commissioners to get a quick overview in two days of what’s cooking, what’s changing, who’s new and where to find unexpected gems that will help them speed up pre-production at the right location and forge collaborations.”

“We are very happy for this collaboration with EFM,” says Truls Kontny, EUFCN President. “For our association and for all European film commissions this collaboration is crucial and it’s a great opportunity to give visibility to our professionals and what they have to offer within their territories. It’s extremely important to have a physical space in such a huge international market where the industry can easily meet all our film commissions and learn more about our activity. Furthermore, this space will be the perfect location to assign our third European Location Award 2019: the award that EUFCN assigns every year to the best European location in a movie or TV series.”

Pickle, India’s only film biz magazine will be bringing out a special feature on — Hotspot: India location guide during Berlinale 2020..For more details email if you have any questions at pickle@pickle.co.in or Call/Whatsapp 91 9884562227 on getting the best value out of EFM Landmark.

At EFM Landmark, film locations boards can not only assist them in their aims for the best locations for their film and drama series projects, but also offer an array of first-hand information regarding financing, co-production and shooting possibilities in the city or region they represent. Over the past 20 years, film commissions have become a key factor in the international film industry.

In 2005, a group of film commissioners devoted to the business of facilitating production activity constituted the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN). In cooperation with EUFCN, the European Film Market will host a new platform dedicated to bringing together producers and film commissioners under the name “EFM Landmark” (February 24 – 25, 2020).

“EFM Landmark” will offer plenty of options to present new trends, the tax rebates and incentives du jour, as well as changes in co-production funding opportunities and showcases of the best locations for film and drama series to producers looking for the right fit. Additionally, an important aspect of “EFM Landmark” will be a matchmaking service on its two consecutive days.

Two days at EFM landmark will get producers and film director networked with Film Commissioners across the world and search for best place to look for locations for your next script will end here.

EFM Landmark 2020 offers a new platform to international film commissions to present and discuss trends and opportunities for producers from all over the world. Following up and asking for more details to ensure a match is made is crucial to a successful event. EFM Landmark therefore provides an exclusive meeting space for film commissioners and registered producers on 24-25 February in the new Business Lounge in the Gropius Bau.

Events will take place both in and around Gropius Bau, as well as in the Berlin House of Representatives, where the Berlinale Co-Production Market takes place. Like with all other business platforms at EFM, access to “EFM Landmark” is with a Market Badge only.


HUES OF INDIA AT FILM BAZAAR-2019

admin   November 28, 2019

The 2019 edition of Film Bazaar will see participation from 10 states, which seek to promote the endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments, and places–spread across India from the lofty, snow-clad Himalayas to the sandy beaches on Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean–as world-class shooting locales for the film industry.

The Film Facilitation Office

The Film Facilitation Office (FFO) set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in NFDC is going all out to ensure that foreign and domestic filmmakers don’t face any hassle while shooting their movies in the country. It acts as a single-window facilitation and clearance mechanism that eases filming in India, as well as endeavouring to create a film-friendly ecosystem and promoting the country as a filming destination. FFO acts as a facilitation point for the foreign producers and production companies along with their Indian Producer/Line Producer in assisting them to get requisite permissions, disseminate information on shooting locations and the facilities available with the Indian film Industry for production/post production and works closely with State Governments in assisting them to set up similar facilities.

MADHYA PRADESH

Winner of Indian government’s national award for the ‘Most film-friendly state’ in 2017, the ‘heart of India’, Madhya Pradesh, offers a wide variety of locales, eliminating the role of a set designer. From famous forts, marble rocks of Bheraghat, to the green hills of Pachmarhi, the options are rich and many. The temples of Khajuraho are UNESCO heritage sites. Other shooting locales include Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks Gwalior, Orchha, Bhopal, Sanchi Stupa, Satpura National Park, and Ujjain. The state offers a number of incentives to establish Film Studio and undertake Filmmaking in the state. Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. runs its own hotels/motels which are available to the film units for film shooting on subsidized rates. Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) is the nodal agency for film shooting clearance, incentives and subsidies in the state.

ODISHA

Odisha is becoming an increasingly popular destination for ‘start, camera, action.’ The Puri Jagannath temple or the chariot-shaped Sun shrine can give modern architecture a run for its money. The Sambalpur waterfalls and the Paradip port mesmerize one, with the confluence of river Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal, at its backdrop. Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) is the nodal organization for providing single window clearance for shooting feature films in Odisha. The incentives offered by the state include assistance of Rs. 10 crores to filmmakers for making the first three Hindi or international language films; all feature films produced fully or partly in Odisha are exempted from entertainment tax; and producers of films who utilize the facilities of Kalinga Studio Limited, Film & Television Institute of Odisha and Kalinga Prasad Colour Processing Laboratory are eligible to get incentives in the shape of subsidy. Among popular shooting locales are: Bhubaneshwar, Konark Marine Drive, Puri, Chilika Lake, Chandipur Beach, Hirakud Dam, Bhitarkanika, among many others.

Uttarakhand with beautiful hills of Nainital, Mussoorie’s waterfalls, accompanied by the divine bells at Rishikesh and Badrinath, is the right destination for filmmakers. Action scenes are bound to get racier, if shot at the skiing mountains at Auli and Munsiyari. The animals at Jim Corbett Park too, await their 10 seconds of fame. The state government offers incentives in the form of no entertainment tax for indigenous films, National Centre of Films for Children and Young People (NCYP)-produced children’s films and national and international award-winning films. Any filmmaker can shoot in Uttarakhand without any shooting charge/fees and there are many attractive financial incentives for films made in regional languages/ dialects of Uttarakhand. The Government of Uttarakhand is also focusing on development of a film city at selected location and selection and development of places for outdoor shooting. Among the popular shooting locales are: Nainital, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Ali Bugyal, Ranikhet, Chopta, Auli, Almora, Gwaldam, Chamoli, Munsiyari, Rishikesh, among many others.

UTTAR PRADESH

Uttar Pradesh is the rainbow land where the multi-hued Indian Culture has blossomed from times immemorial. Taj Mahal in Agra, the symbol of love, has attracted filmmakers to Uttar Pradesh since the black and white era. The temple town of Varanasi offers a never-seen-before cultural experience for the international viewer, while the Buddhist relics at Sarnath and Lucknow are other places that could double up as props for a film catering to a wide audience. The Government of Uttar Pradesh offers a maximum subsidy of Rs. 1 crore for the films which have been shot for at least a half of its total shooting days in Uttar Pradesh. Besides, the units doing outdoor shooting in the state will be given 25 percent concession in room rent on their stay in hotels/motels of the UP State Tourism Development Corporation. Some of the famous shooting locales include Lucknow, Agra, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Chitrakoot, Ayodhya, Sarnath, and Mathura, among others.

DELHI

The capital of India, with its unique historical and cultural heritage, has formed the backdrop of many iconic films. Sprinkled with ruins that exist alongside modern infrastructure, Delhi is undoubtedly a cinematic delight embracing two contrasting worlds. The city is home to three World Heritage sites — Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb. Besides the availability of new talent, lower production cost, international connectivity and better infrastructure, there are more than 200 locations to shoot at. The city has much to celebrate as it has already reached the milestone of completing 100 years as a capital. Initiatives taken by Delhi for promotion of films include a film manual with details of filming locations, etc, film events and festival, like National School of Drama’s Summer Theatre Festival, Delhi International Arts Festival, Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema, Cinemala Film Festival and Delhi International Film Festival, etc.

RAJASTHAN

The capital of India, with its unique historical and cultural heritage, has formed the backdrop of many iconic films. Sprinkled with ruins that exist alongside modern infrastructure, Delhi is undoubtedly a cinematic delight embracing two contrasting worlds. The city is home to three World Heritage sites – Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb. Besides the availability of new talent, lower production cost, international connectivity and better infrastructure, there are more than 200 locations to shoot at. The city has much to celebrate as it has already reached the milestone of completing 100 years as a capital. Initiatives taken by Delhi for promotion of films include a film manual with details of filming locations, etc, film events and festival, like National School of Drama’s Summer Theatre Festival, Delhi International Arts Festival, Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema, Cinemala Film Festival and Delhi International Film Festival, etc.

JHARKHAND

Jharkhand is a nature lover’s paradise. It is home to countless waterfalls — Hundru Falls, Lodh Falls, and Johna Falls. The State’s locales include forests, hills, valleys, waterfalls, wildlife, history, culture, charming towns and vibrant cities. Incentives offered by Jharkhand include a grant of a maximum of 50 percent of the total costing involved in making films in Jharkhandi languages and films made in Hindi, Bangla, Oriya, and other languages are granted 25 percent maximum of the total costing. There is also entertainment tax exemption on films made or acquired by Children Film Society, National Award winner, best Indian film in the international festival, documentary films produced by Central government’s Film Division, etc. Among the initiatives taken by Jharkhand for the promotion of films are: single table system for the successful implementation of film policy and to provide better facilities to the people associated with films.

MAHARASHTRA

Home to Hindi cinema, popularly known as Bollywood, Maharashtra is a director’s delight, as his/her search for locations ends right here. It boasts of a huge variety of options, seeking to be dissected with a camera. The incentives offered by Maharashtra include 100% entertainment tax exemption on Marathi films’ theatrical release in Maharashtra. Marathi films also enjoy concession/ rebate in Film/TV shooting charges at various government-owned sites/locations. Every year State government declares State Film awards, wherein the 1st best movie gets prize money of Rs. 4 lakh. The initiatives taken by the state for the promotion of films include a single-window facilitation cell as an agency to facilitate all film shooting approvals in an integrated manner from a single location; creation of the Film Tourism Promotion Council under the aegis of Maharashtra Tourism.

GUJARAT

Winner of the Indian government’s national award for the ‘Most film-friendly state’ in 2016, Gujarat is increasingly becoming the most preferred spot for the tinsel world. Filmmakers wishing to offer the audience an ‘eastern’ experience can land in Gujarat.

Incentives offered by Gujarat include incentives to Producers in the form of direct cash subsidy between Rs. 5 lakhs and 5 crores. Film producers and their crew are also given priority booking privilege and 50% rebate over the prevailing rates of rooms at government-owned Toran hotels across Gujarat. The state provides incentives on offer for winning an Oscar and other shortlisted prominent international film festivals. The initiatives taken by state for the promotion of films include a dedicated facilitation unit TCGL Film Shooting Cell; and single window clearance for film shooting permissions for all kinds of films. Among most prominent shooting locales are: Saputara, Champaner, Mandvi, Bhuj, Gopnath beach, Bhavnagar, Somnath, Dwarka, Adalaj ni vaav, Modhera, Great Rann of Kutchh, and Little Rann of Kutchh, among many others.

LAKSHADWEEP

Beautiful Lakshadweep is a paradise in itself and the simplicity of life here is what can make it a wonderful backdrop of some of the unique stories that need to be told. This tiniest Union Territory of India is situated in the Arabian Sea and is considered to be among the most beautiful beach destinations of the country. There are 27 islands in total and each is about 220 to 440 km away from the coast of Kerala. The Department of Tourism Development, UT Administration of Lakshadweep is engaged in the development of Film Tourism in the UT of Lakshadweep. Though until recently Lakshadweep was out of reach for the film industry, considering the importance of film tourism, it has been declared as one of the key elements of Lakshadweep Tourism Policy. As part of this endeavor, the Department will be initiating various projects for the promotion of film tourism in Lakshadweep.


Shooting Locales in India – Rajasthan

admin   July 31, 2019

This princely state is the top choice for royal tales. With its imposing palaces and forts, the cities of Rajasthan might very well pass off as international destinations, thanks to its foreign tourists. Rajasthan is also the most widely captured on cinema. The state has been a favoured location with both Indian and international filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and more! But the stories of Hawa Mahal, Mount Abu and the haunted forts in Alwar are still awaiting to be told on celluloid

Incentives offered by Rajasthan

  • Incentives in Rajasthan are granted under Rajasthan Film Shooting (Amendment) Regulations, 2016.
  • Films that are 75% shot in Rajasthan and have been given “U” certificates, get a 100% exemption from entertainment tax

for one year.

  • New cinema halls and drive-in theatres have been exempted from entertainment tax for three years – 75% in the first year, 50% in the second year and 25% in the third year.
  • “U” certificate Rajasthani films shot in Rajasthan are eligible for Rs.10 lakh incentives, while films with “U/A” certificate are eligible for Rs. 5 lakh incentive
  • State government has waived of processing charges (Rs. 15,000/- day), security deposit (Rs. 0.50 million per week) and application charges (Rs. 1,000).

Initiatives taken

  • The state government has streamlined the process of granting speedy shooting permissions
  • In 2013, the state government had issued Film Shooting Regulations for setting up a single-window clearance system under the tourism department to issue timebound permission within 15 days of receiving the application.
  • In 2016, Film Shooting Regulation was amended, wherein different fees such as application, processing, security deposit, etc. were waived off.
  • The authorities concerned will have to reply within four days if no reply is received it will be assumed that they have given their consent.
  • Under the Film Shooting Regulations (amended), the district collectors, superintendent of police and head of departments are the Nodal Officers to issue permissions within the prescribed time.
  • The government is working on developing online integrated application form containing requirements for all government departments.
  • Organisation of film events and festivals like Rajasthan Film Festival (RFF), Rajasthan International Film Festival and Jaipur International Film Festival.

Shooting Locales

Jaipur

Udaipur

Sawai Madhopur

Jodhpur

Amer Palace

Kota, among many others

For More Information Contact
Pradeep Kumar Borar,
Director, Tourism Department of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan
Tel: 0141-5155100


From Taj to Ajanta & Ellora 17 spots to be Developed as Iconic Tourist Destinations

admin   July 9, 2019

By Arun Kumar Das

Aiming at increasing footfalls of domestic and global tourists alongwith enhancing visitor experience, government announced development of 17 sites in the country as iconic tourist spots.

According importance to the tourism sector for job creation and GDP growth, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden budget speech announced that 17 sites across the country will be developed as model tourist spots.

The identified locales are expecting to attract not only tourists but also to boost film shooting for domestic and global filmmakers.

“The government is developing 17 iconic Tourism Sites into world-class tourist destinations and to serve as a model for other tourism sites. The Iconic Tourism Sites would enhance visitor experience which would lead to increased visits of both domestic and international tourists at these destinations,” she said in her maiden Budget speech.

Tourism Ministry got Rs 2,189.21 crore allocation for for 2019-20, an increase from Rs 2,113.48 cr in the 2018-19.

She also announced one hundred new clusters to be set up in 2019-20 to enable 50,000 artisans to come into the economic value chain.

“One hundred new clusters will be set up in 2019-20 to enable 50,000 artisans to come into the economic value chain. The Government will launch a mission to integrate traditional artisans and creative persons with the global market to obtain patents for them,” she added.

India, world’s seventh-largest country, is a paradise for tourists as it has high mountains of the Himalayas to the tropical greenery of Kerala, and from the sacred Ganges to the sands of the Thar desert.

Besides the vast country has more than one billion inhabitants are divided into two thousand ethnic groups and speak over 200 different languages.
According to the plan, these 17 sites have been identified in 12 clusters across the country — including Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri (UP), Ajanta & Ellora (Maharashtra), Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Qutub Minar (Delhi), Colva (Goa), Amer Fort (Rajasthan), Somnath and Dholavira (Gujarat), Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Hampi (Karnataka), Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Kaziranga (Assam), Kumarakom (Kerala) and Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar).

Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said that by mentioning these sites in her Budget address, the Finance Minister has drawn the focus on tourism.

“When 17 sites will be developed in such a big way, it will not only boost tourism, but also employment,” he said.

Apart from its size and population, India has an almost endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places to explore as there are ancient ruins, religious structures and diverse landscape to attract tourists.

Taking note of the rich tribal culture, Sitharaman said the government will take measures to ensure that the rich tribal culture of the country is preserved.

She also said a digital tribal repository will be created, in which photos, videos, details of origin, education, lifestyle, skill sets, traditional arts and other anthropological information will be stored.

In order to boost artisans’ income, the government will soon launch a mission to integrate traditional artisans and creative persons with the global market to obtain patents for them.

“With the objective of preserving rich tribal cultural heritage, a digital repository is developed where documents, folk songs, photos and videos about their evolution, place of origin, lifestyle, architecture, education level, traditional art, folk dances and other anthropological details of the tribes in India are stored. The repository will further be enriched and strengthened,” Sitharaman said in her speech.

There are endless collection of tourist attractions in India that will never cease to awe and fascinate the visitor.

Tourism Ministry has already launched the Swadesh Darshan scheme, under which thematic tourist circuits are developed and allotted Rs 1,106 cr for it while the PRASAD scheme, formulated to develop religious sites, got Rs 160.50 cr for the current fiscal.

However, there was no change in the 18-28 per cent Good and Services Tax despite the industry demands.

Meanwhile, tourism sector, considered an engine of economic growth and a significant contributor to GDP, registered a slowdown in 2018-19.

While foreign tourist arrival dropped to 2.1 per cent, forex from tourism plummeted to -3.3 per cent in 2018-19, according to the economic survey.

The survey showed that while outbound tourism increased by 9.5 per cent, it was more than double that of foreign tourist arrivals in India. Domestic travel and tourism market registered a slowdown from 12.7 per cent in 2016 to 2.4 per cent in 2017.

Taj Mahal, with a footfall of 5.6 million, attracted the most number of domestic visitors.

In May this year there were were 6,10,590 foreign tourists as compared to 6,06,522 in May 2018 registering a growth of 0.7%.

Foreign tourist arrivals during the period January-May 2019 were 45,45,883 as compared to 44,67,393 in January-May 2018 registering a growth of 1.8%.

Welcoming the announcement of new tourist spots in the budget, tourism expert Subhash Goyal said it would enhance tourism scope and experience for visitors.

However, Goyal said it should not be limited to 17 only and all demanded that all UNESCO World Heritage Sites should be made iconic digital experience.

Another expert Rajan Sehgal said some golf sites should also be taken up as part of golf tourism to attract increased footfalls of international golf players.