Panoramic views, along with complete historical background, timings and ticket rates — the first official government Website on the Taj Mahal takes visitors on a virtual trip to one of the seven wonders of the world.

Uttar Pradesh’s director general of tourism and secretary tourism Ananeesh Kumar Awasthi on Thursday launched the Website — www.tajmahal.gov.in — ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Mr. Awasthi said the Website would not only create more interest, answer questions but also provide solutions to many problems that tourists face.

“Subsequently other monuments like Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra, Etmauddaula and Agra Fort too will have their Websites,” tourism officials told IANS.

Efforts are also being made to incorporate Urdu and Hindi versions.