Google, last year, had partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and other institutions to bring forth the range of India’s heritage sites online, including national icons like the Taj Mahal, Safdarjung Tomb, and the Ellora Caves. Now, people will be able to find panoramic views of 31 Indian archaeological sites and monuments on Google Maps and Google Cultural Institute.
Here is a list of some of these stunning monuments, made possible with the help of Street View technology.
- Embark on the journey to Gateway of India, Mumbai.
- Hop in, to visit the Sun Temple, Konark, India’s one of the Seven Wonders, and a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a chariot shaped temple and features elaborately carved stone wheels, walls and pillars.
- Visit the royal Mysore Palace. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the Palace hosts the Mysore Dasara, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2010 and attracts visitors from around the world.
- Roam around in the remains of ancient India’s highest seat of education – the Nalanda University.
- Worship at Karnataka’s largest temple complex: the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, an impressive series of nine Hindu temples and a Jain sanctuary. This World Heritage Site belongs to the Chalukya dynasty, narrating stories of their bravery and valour in the battlefield.
- Head further down south to the state of Tamil Nadu for a look at Thanjavur Temple on Street View, a fine example of Tamil architecture created during India’s Chola dynasty.
Google said, “We hope exploring the new panoramic views of these important sites will help people in India and around the world discover, explore, and learn more about India’s rich heritage.”