Google Maps has become one the of most popular services on the planet. With the help of which, the location of virtually any house or monument or bridge or opera house is at our finger tips. This technology however, up until recently was only in the hands of the federal government or in the hands of the big conglomerates.
The most interesting thing about Google Maps is its street view which lets you visit a certain street or a road by taking recent 360 degree panoramic pictures of the area. Well now the Taj Mahal along with other great landmarks of India are available too.
The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the new world and stands as an ode to perfection in architecture. Made of Solid Marble and one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world, it will be a sight for sore eyes for those that long to see it for the first or the fiftieth time a little more personally than random pictures taken during the holidays. The monumental palace or more correctly, tomb, is available along with thirty other land marks including the Agra Fort and the Qutub Minar.
This endeavour, and the world is not used lightly, was accomplished recently after Google Earth was blocked from capturing images from the Indian City of Bangalore in 2011 over privacy issues.