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Friday 21 February 2014

Tour Indian world heritage monuments from your desktop

360 degree panoramic imagery of these monuments launched jointly by Google and ASI

Image By Dmitrij Rodionov (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Now tour the magnificent world heritage sites of India like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Khajuraho, Hampi and other monuments, right on your desktop!

As of now 30 monuments, including Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, some temples and ruins of Hampi, Khajuraho temples, Ellora caves are available on Google Map through the Street View. 360 degree panoramic imagery of these monuments was launched yesterday jointly by Google and ASI.

Eventually 100 principal Indian heritage sites would be available in 360 degree street view.[1][2][3]

Maps have always been a boon to travelers. Now these 360 degree panoramas will provide an online preview of the actual place before visiting it. However, nothing can match the bliss of an actual visit to a place, and savouring it with your own eyes.

Here is an example of the 360 degree panorama of Taj Mahal in Google maps street view:

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To view the 360 degree panorama, go to the desired location in Google Maps, click and drag the Pegman on the location. See the google maps Help page on the topic if you do not know how to use street view:
[1] Use Street View - Google maps Help

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