Golden Temple in 3D in Google Earth

Harmandir Sahib, also known as “The Golden Temple”, is located in the city of Amritsar in north-central India. The Harmandir Sahib is a holy shrine of the Sikhs because the eternal Guru of Sikhism, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, is present inside in it. Originally built during 1574 AD, the site of the temple was surrounded by a small lake in a thin forest. The temple was completed in 1604. This is a beautiful temple, and I recently discovered someone has made an excellent 3D model of the Golden Temple for viewing in Google Earth. The model was made by ‘pbsukla‘ who has made many 3D models at the 3D Warehouse. You can also turn on the “Panoramio” layer found under the “Geographic Web” layer and see many photos taken by visitors to the site. Also, you can view this cool Panoramio “look around” collection of photos.
Here is a screenshot of the 3D model:

Golden Temple in 3D in Google Earth

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. The Golden Temple has also been GigaPanned: and that GigaPan can be viewed in Google Earth as well:

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