Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Taj Mahal on Street View

The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India is now available on Google Maps Street View. The Taj Mahal was built between 1632-53 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, and is surely one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

You can now explore the Taj Mahal, the gardens and the outlying buildings using Google's panoramic imagery. If you fancy a quick stroll through the garden I've stitched together 66 of the images in this Street Scroll presentation. To move forwards and backwards you just need to scroll up and down the page. To explore any of the images in more detail just click on the Google logo to open the Street View in Google Maps.

As well as the Taj Mahal Google has added Street Views of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Agra Fort in Agra. In Delhi you can view Street Views of Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Red Fort. There are also lots of other Street Views available all over India at over 30 sites of historical importance.

Here are the other sites I've discovered so far:

Warangal Fort, Raigarh Fort, Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwar Wada, Kanheri Caves, Pandulena Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Lenyadri Caves, Krishnagiri Fort, Muvar Koil and Aivar Koil, Palli Kondaperumal and Malayadipatti Siva Temple, Thirumayam Fort, Sithannavasal Caves, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Fatehpur Sikri, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, Hirakota Fort, Shahi Quila, Muchu Kundesvara Temple, Jantar Mantar, Rajagiri Fort, St George Fort, Chandragiri Fort, Nagarjuna Konda Buddhist Stupas, Amaravati Buddhist Stupas and Hoshang Shah's Tomb.

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