Guess which 3 Indian landmarks are the most visited!

It’s not new that India is home to some of the most extraordinary destinations in the world. No wonder it keeps attracting travellers from all parts of the world. This fact has been re-established by TripAdvisor, who has released the lists of the most beloved landmarks in India, Asia, and the world, based on the choice made by travellers located globally. And guess what, two Indian destinations have made it top 10 in Asia and one in the world.  Here they are:

Taj Mahal, Agra

Well, this is no surprise. But it’s interesting to see that it’s not at the top. However, being a wonder of the world, it is a favourite among global tourists and celebrities alike. It has made it to the fifth position on TripAdvisor’s list of world’s most beloved landmarks. And it is the only Indian destination to make it to the global list. In the Indian list, Taj Mahal is at the very top, while in the Asian list, it holds the second position, right next to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Taj Mahal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”

Amber Fort, Jaipur
Every Indian is aware of the fact that Rajasthan is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the country among global travellers. Having known that, it is quite natural that the Amber Fort made it to the list of the most beloved destinations in Asia– it lies at the eighth position. In the Indian list, the Amber Fort is at the second position. The fort is known for a beautiful amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Golden Temple, Amritsar
We were surprised to see this as you are. But it’s true. Amritsar’s revered Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara, which is popularly known as the Golden Temple, is at the third position among the top Indian landmarks. Made way back in the 17th century, the temple’s heritage value, charming architecture and holiness have always attracted devotees and travellers alike. The place is believed to get an average of one lakh visitors each day.

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks – World

  1. Machu Picchu, Peru
  2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, UAE
  3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  4. St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy
  5. Taj Mahal, India
  6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain
  7. Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood, Russia
  8. The Alhambra, Spain
  9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, USA
  10. Milan Cathedral, Italy

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks – Asia

  1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  2. Taj Mahal, Agra
  3. Great Wall of China, China
  4. Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Thailand
  5. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Japan
  6. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
  7. Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia
  8. Amber Fort, India
  9. The Grand Palace, Thailand
  10. Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks – India

  1. Taj Mahal, Agra
  2. Amber Fort, Jaipur
  3. Golden Temple, Amritsar
  4. Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai
  5. Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi
  6. Agra Fort, Agra
  7. Qutub Minar, New Delhi
  8. Shree Siddhivinayak, Mumbai
  9. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  10. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi

Reference Link: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/

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