Google have long proven their ability to take Street View off of the highway and into some of the more unique parts of the world, from Easter Island to the insides of a sweetie shop. Now they’ve taken their their love for exploration around one of the worlds most famous landmarks with a trip to India’s legendary Taj Mahal.
Not all of us will be able to visit the Taj Mahal in our lifetime and while many will be familiar with what it looks like from pictures, we lack the ability to move the camera around and explore in more detail, until now of course.
The Indian ministry of culture has joined forces with Google to bring the Taj Mahal, as well as 99 other heritage sites, to Google’s Street View.
It’s great that Google are working to capture these places, the historical value of the data alone is worth the trouble and for education purposes it can be a very powerful tool to have.
The world is a big place, full of many sights that we may never see in person, but what places would you love to see captured by the Google Street View cameras?
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