With the country under another lockdown, all travel plans have to be cancelled owing to coronavirus havoc in the country. While international travel seems a far-fetched idea, Google has now come in to keep the spirit of travelling alive. UNESCO has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture and has created a new online resource to offer Taj Mahal virtual tour.

Explore UNESCO World Heritage is a microsite created by Google to offer virtual tour of 10 UNESCO Heritage sites, including Taj Mahal, Yosemite National Park, The Colosseum, Serengeti National Park amongst others.

Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture said,“This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a virtual globetrotting tour of cultural landmarks and outstanding places of natural beauty, as well as to access accurate and reliable information on sites of outstanding universal value.”

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Offering a new perspective on an Indian icon, Taj Mahal virtual tour will allow parents to give their kids a glimpse of the monument from the comfort of their homes. The Taj Mahal virtual tour is a great opportunity for for people who want to learn more about different archaeological monuments.Once you browse through the new Google Arts & Culture website, you get comprehensive information about the Taj Mahal, its history and a view of the mausoleum from different perspectives.

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The arts, cultural and tourism industries are among the most adversely affected sectors of the economy in the wake of COVID-19 social distancing measures. International tourism has dropped by 75% since 2020 and is seeing no sign of recovery yet. Imposed restriction on travel with prohibition on large gatherings of people has forced people across the globe to cancel all travel plans. 

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