Recently Google India and the Archaeological Survey of India teamed up together to create 360-degree online views of almost 100 national monuments have unveiled the project. ASI and Google has unveiled the 360 degree online view of 30 out of 100 Indian important monuments, including Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Khajuraho and Qutub Minar among others, and will slowly keep adding other heritage sites, which will be viewable to one-third of the world’s population. This is one of the most inspiring things Google has done, thanks to this novel initiative, to bring our heritage to the doorstep of every person, now people from around the world will be able to explore these monuments online through Street View.
Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch, the Union Minister of Culture said, “Today, this partnership with Google makes it possible for billions of people across the world to see and explore our magnificent heritage, to take a walk at the Rock Cut Jain Temple, to marvel at the Nagarjuna Konda Buddhist Stupas and to relive history in Fatehpur Sikri."
Rajan Anandan, Managing Director of Google India said, “India is unique in terms of the sheer wealth of heritage and iconic historical monuments, and it has been our privilege to work with the ASI in collecting new 360-degree photos of 30 Indian heritage sites. We hope the imagery will help make India’s heritage and culture more accessible to people at home and abroad.”
The announcements for new releases will be made on Google Maps, while the available 30 monuments will be available on Google Maps and Google Cultural Institute sites.