Taj Mahal, the 17th century white marble mausoleum in Agra, tops the Asia list for global virtual travellers. The iconic monument, which was built as a memorial by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, has surpassed Mount Fuji, Dotonbori and Hashima Island in Japan which topped the list last year.
Virtual tours to the Taj Mahal are accessible through the Google street views. Google Street View is a feature installed in Google map and Google Earth that enables you to visit the Taj Mahal in 3D, which is nothing less than you actually visiting the place and seeing it.
“Taj Mahal has emerged as one of the most popular Asian places for global virtual travellers. The fascination with this grand, symmetrical white marble mausoleum also holds within Asia, with the Taj Mahal ranking as one of the most globally viewed destinations by people in Singapore, Australia, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and of course, India,” a Google statement said.
The UNESCO has tagged the immortal Taj Mahal in India as one of the world heritage sites.
“Last year, global virtual tourists had favoured Japan for its trails weaving up to Mount Fuji; its colourful canal at Dotonboi and its secluded ruins at Hashima Island, as the most popular Google Street View destination in Asia,” a Google blog post said
Every year, People from the farthest corners of the world travel to Agra to see one of the most exquisite structures ever built on this planet.
So if you haven’t visited the Taj Mahal yet; it’s probably the most convenient way for you to take a 3D virtual tour to the Taj Mahal through Google Street or Google Earth views.
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