Yup, we're all stuck at home. For many of us, who had travel plans during these coming months, it sucks even more. But, for the sake of ourselves and our loves ones, it's best to stay indoors and hope for all of this to settle soon. But, you can't travel, says who? We're planning to visit some popular world landmarks this weekend through these amazing virtual tours. Paris, France, Peru, Rome - what's your pick?
From The Eiffel Tower To Apna Taj Mahal: Take Virtual Tours Of These Landmarks
The Colosseum, Rome
Take a bird’s eye view of this massive amphitheatre of yesteryears. Built between AD70 & AD80 for sporting events and combats between gladiators, one cannot help but feel a sense of purpose while looking at the half-fallen, but still glorious structure. Stroll inside and gaze at its many levels with this tour. Tour here.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris
We’ve seen this one in classic movies: towering heights, sparkles at night and an encompassing feeling of warmth and love, the view is just as breathtaking with its virtual tour. Explore its fascinating construction and get a bonus helicopter view of the city’s skyline from this virtual tour. Tour here.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The pyramids of Giza were built around 4,500 years ago and one cannot help but wonder, how did they build it? With no transport, no vehicles and no inventions being made yet, the stones were to be carried on foot by thousands, even lakhs of citizens to build this wonder. Even one pyramid could take a lifetime, never mind so many! Take a look at the oldest and the only standing wonder of the world with this virtual tour. Tour here.
Machu Picchu, Peru
A 15th-century citadel, the story behind how this landmark was possibly built: atop a tall mountain with huge stones is still a mystery. Often mistaken as “the lost city of the Incas”, it is a familiar icon of a whole civilization lost. This site wasn’t discovered until 1911! There are so many virtual tours you could take of this site, it is a pure wonder of human civilization. Tour here.
Palace of Versailles, France
The royal residence of France from 1682 and the epicenter of the French Revolution, the palace is known for reasons which are altogether different. Its chandeliered hall of mirrors, fountain shows, massive ceilings, French paintings and gorgeous, intricate architecture is something you must witness. This is royalty in its true form, with “salons” for each prince and private apartments for kings and queens of each age. Gaze at the royal opera and house, the Royal Chapel, the Hamlet of Mary Antoinette (fancy, fancy!) and more with its virtual tour. Tour here.
Taj Mahal, India
One of the most beautiful sights in the world, one can’t help but wonder, when will we get to see the monument in our life? Here’s your chance to not only view it, but view it completely empty and without the crowd, the pushing and unnecessary fees. All you need is a good Wi-Fi connection and a lazy afternoon. Tour here.
Opera Garnier, France
You might not know this one, but one view of this opera house and you will be sold. The Opera Garnier has hosted the greatest opera singers and ballet dancers. But what we love the most is how it is designed and built. Astoundingly beautiful, this is our definition of luxury and pure royalty. Take a look and be in awe yourself. Tour here.
Hampi, Purani Dilli and Other Incredible parts of India
Take a route to beautiful historic monuments, carvings and historical sites of India (packed with stories and folklores)with these street views. We personally recommend you to view at least Fatehpur Sikri and Narasimha at Hampi: we were mesmerized by its charm. Tour here.
Take a peep into the magical world of Disney with Google’s street view of the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Stroll through their adventure park, the infamous Magical Kingdom (with the huge castle), Epcot Center, Hollywood studios and more with Google’s virtual tour. Tour here.
Art Murals in New York
You might know the city for Central Park and hotdogs and the glamorous movies and shows (we know it for Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big), but here’s a fun fact about New York, it is filled with beautiful street art! Take in some colour with these street views. Tour here.
Originally a simple enclosure used for cremations, this wonder of the world includes rare to find sarsen blocks of stone that archaeologists believe were brought from far away. Each stone is 4.1 meters in height and the entire site is considered a cultural British icon. The stones encircle earthworks which are believed to have over 100 burial mounds. It was the densest complex of the Neolithic and Bronze Age. In most people’ minds it is one of the most mysterious places on Earth, here’s the virtual tour. Tour here.
Queen Victoria's Durbar Room
Huston Zoo, Texas
Animal lovers, this certainly a landmark worth virtually visiting! Huston Zoo in Texas is home to over 700 different species and homes thousands of animals and you can learn about them all here. For a virtual exploration, Houston Zoo has six animals cams. Check it out here, we recommend watching the naughty elephants having a great time for some cheer!
National Aquarium, Baltimore
Aquatic animal geeks, no we haven't left you out! The National Aquarium in Baltimore is offering you a chance to virtually walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in a floor-by-floor tour of their superbly famous aquarium. Feast your eyes on dolphins, jellies and the Pacific Coral Reef, here.
Walt Disney World
Since we are on the subject of landmarks, if you're Disney fanatic, know that Walt Disney Parks has launched a first-ever 360 panoramas on Google Street View and their plenty to watch! Virtual tours of Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom have to be two of the most popular. If this isn't enough, there's also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you're on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After ride, It's a Small World, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.