Virtual Field Trip to the Taj Mahal!

May 6th, 2005 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Virtual Tour of the Taj Mahal

Today’s website offers a virtual tour of India’s famed world wonder, the Taj
Mahal. Built between 1632-1643 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is a tomb and shrine to the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

When you get to the site you will see what looks to be a commercial website — simply click on the words “Enter Here” to get to the virtual tour page.

When the new screen opens, you will see a panoramic view screen. Below that, you will see a map of the layout of the Taj Mahal. Place your cursor over
any of the orange pin-points on the map and a text image pops up explaining what it is. Click on it, and the panoramic view screen changes to show you that section of the Taj Mahal. Be sure to click on the “narrator” icon next to the panoramic view screen to hear about what you are viewing. Each time the panoramic view changes to show another section of the Taj Mahal there
are 4 images below the panoramic screen that change to show more detail of the area you are viewing as well. This is a very interactive site — and it may take a few minutes to get acclimated to how to use all of the features to fully see and appreciate the amazing intricate detail and architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal.

To enhance your virtual tour, you will find a brief history of the Taj Mahal, as well as some photographs,
here.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
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