India host some of the world renowned monuments, build hundreds of years ago which symbolise our country’s cultural, historical, and artistic heritage. If you never got a chance to visit them or want to rewind your memories on the visit to the renowned monument, Google India’s street view team has built 360 degree panoramic view of this beautiful artistic monuments in partnership with Archeological Survey of India.
Now in the comfort of your couch, you can immerse in the beauty of 30 iconic Indian heritage sites including Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Charminar, Qutb Minar and Agra Fort. One can view the 360-degree imagery and learn about this great monuments on Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute.
Last year Ministry of Culture and the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) entered into an partnership with Google to bring India’s heritage online. The project started with one of India’s world heritage sites, the Qutub Minar and now has around 29 other iconic Indian sites included. By this initiative ASI and Google is planing to add street view panoramas of a total of 101 Indian monuments to Google Maps.
“Google is deeply committed to helping preserve and showcase cultural heritage across the world. India is unique in terms of the sheer wealth of heritage and iconic historical monuments, and it has been our privilege to work with the ASI in collecting new 360-degree photos of 30 Indian heritage sites. We hope the imagery will help make India’s heritage and culture more accessible to people at home and abroad,” said Rajan Anandan, Vice President and Managing Director, Google India.
“The images coming online today through Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute provide a new way for people around the world to view, interact with, and learn about some of the most important heritage monuments in India. This will help share more of India’s diverse culture with new audiences, and help preserve this part of India’s identity for generations to come,” said Pravin Srivastava, Director General of the ASI.
Here is the 360 degree panoramic view of one of India’s national treasure the iconic white marble mausoleum – Taj Mahal.
Some months ago only Google India’s Street View team visited the renowned monument, the Charminar in Hyderabad and build an awesome Street View imagery of Charminar.