Google launches Street View for about 100 Indian Monuments

Google has joined into a partnership with the Indian Ministry of Culture and the Archeological Survey of India to bring Street View to over 100 monuments in the country, the street view feature of Google now offers a 360-degree view of these structures available to anyone that has internet access across the world.

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The project began on Thursday (October 3rd), Google tried to launch Street View in the country before but ran into regulatory roadblocks that forced it to call off the project, BGR reported. Monuments which are now available for viewing includes The Taj Mahal, the Ajanta and Ellora caves, and Qutub Minar and an ancient Islamic monument, they will also be featured on Google’s world wonders site.

“Google’s mission is to make information more accessible, and around the world Google is constantly looking for new ways to tell the stories of the world’s diverse cultures and make them available worldwide,” the company said in a statement provided to Mashable. “Google hopes to help make more of India’s heritage accessible to people around the world, and to help preserve India’s unique history for generations to come.”

[Source: Mashable]rd

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