Exploring the “heart” and ancient soul of India
Spanning centuries of Indian architecture, today’s addition of 11 new sites from Madhya Pradesh to Street View gives you a way to scale ancient forts, see delicate Mughal architecture up close, or wander the halls of Hindu temples, all from your phone, tablet or desktop.
Located on a high hill and surrounded by forests, you can peer out the windows of Garhkundar Fort. Built in the 12th century, this sandstone complex was designed so that people inside could observe what was happening outside of the stronghold, but outsiders couldn’t see in.
Once you’ve scaled the defenses, get a taste of what royal life was like on the inside, by exploring Rajmahal Palace, Gujari Mahal Palace or Orchha Palace. Built in the 15th century, Gujari Mahal Palace is home to rare artefacts, including Hindu and Jain sculptures dating from the 1st and 2nd centuries BC.
This latest imagery from India also includes collections from a range of museums. Established in September 1955, the Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum is housed in a palace built by the medieval Indian warrior Chhatrasal and features a treasure trove of sculptures. If you’d like a more contemporary gallery experience, you could stop by the Madhya Pradesh State Museum, which houses 16 different galleries, showcasing everything from pre-historic articles and fossils, to postal stamps, coins and weapons.
We hope you enjoy stepping back in time and exploring the rich diversity of Madhya Pradesh’s stunning heritage with this new collection.