Friday, October 4, 2013

Incredible INDIA - Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Ajanta Ellora become more viewable in Just one-click with the help of Google "trekker"

Entering in the era of Digital Tourism, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google India on thrusday partnered a project to create a bank of 100 iconic heritage sites in the country. With just a click you can now view Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Ajanta Ellora caves in 360 degree imagery.

With this partnership, INDIAN tourism will take a different view and expecting a large growth in the same sector and more people will engage , both around the world and here in INDIA, in discovering and learning about our country rich cultural history, " said Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Union Minister of  Culture, while launching the project.

The detailed images will be captured by Google’s Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack with a camera system (with 15 cameras) placed on top.

Once published, the imagery of these Indian heritage sites will be available on Google Maps and on the World Wonders site within the Google Cultural Institute so that people across the world can virtually view and explore these areas, the company said.

Google launched the same service in another 44 countries where similar kind of sites present and can be accessible through foot.Places such as the Grand Canyon, Mount Fuji, the Galapagos Islands and the historic pedestrian paths in Venice as part of its efforts to make the world’s diverse heritage and beauty accessible to everyone.