February 20th, 2014 | Published in Google Earth
India’s Taj Mahal, with it’s majestic symmetry of white marble structures, is considered one of the top places to see during your lifetime. Starting today, anyone with an Internet connection can explore the Taj Mahal and 29 of India’s most iconic national monuments through Street View on Google Maps and the Google Cultural Institute.
The Taj Mahal, the crown jewel of India
These Indian heritage sites have historically been admired by those lucky enough to journey to and across India. With the new panoramic imagery live on Street View, people around the world can now visit these iconic monuments online.
Using the Street View Trekker, we’ve brought you images that let you virtually stroll through the vast grounds of Humayun's Tomb, admire the red sandstone walls of Red Fort, and explore the ancient temples at Muvar Koil.
Agra Fort, Agra, India, one the capital forts from the Mughal Empire
Qutb Minar, Delhi, India, home to the tallest brick minaret in India
We’ve worked with the Archaeological Survey of India to bring you this new way of experiencing India’s national treasures. Take a behind-the-scenes look the Taj Mahal, and experience this place in a whole new way through Google Maps.
In a country as rich with heritage as India, technology can change the way we learn about and understand the past. We hope the Street View imagery of these 30 iconic Indian monuments will help share and preserve these sites, their stories and more of India’s diverse heritage for generations to come.