Google, ASI usher in ‘digital tourism’

Archaeological Survey of India and Google India have embarked together on a “monumental journey” to usher in “digital tourism” in the country.

After bringing iconic global landmarks like France’s Eiffel Tower, America’s Grand Canyon and Japan’s Mt Fuji, among others, alive on the internet through its immersive “visual walkthroughs”, Google has now commenced work on putting 100 major Indian monuments and sites in that league.

Once completed, architectural icons like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, and heritage wonders such as Khujuraho, and Ajanta and Ellora Caves, among others, will “visually explode” on the Internet in a “360-degree panoramic imagery”.

Full report here Business Standard 


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