Agra’s Taj Mahal Is World’s Most Googled Monument

by Sanjana Shenoy
Agra’s Taj Mahal Is World’s Most Googled Monument

The eternal symbol of love, the most romantic monument in the world, Taj Mahal has now been crowned the most Googled Landmark in the world. India’s pride, Taj Mahal has beaten other important monuments like the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, London Eye and many more global landmarks to adorn this coveted position. This result has been revealed by Columbus Direct, a travel insurance company conducted research for the same and deduced this after analysing Google’s keyword planner.

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More People Visit The Taj Mahal More Than Any Other Site In The World

The Taj Mahal situated in Agra in Uttar Pradesh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is popularly known as the Symbol of Love. It was built by Mughal Emporer Shah Jahan in 1632,  in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal who is buried in a tomb inside. The study by Columbus Direct shows that Taj Mahal has around 1417650 monthly searches across the world. This surpasses that of Machu Picchu in Peru that gets around 1269260 monthly searches worldwide.

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Burj Khalifa Bags The Third Spot

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, located in the UAE garners a monthly search of 1103950 and has taken the third place in this list. The Niagara Falls in the border of Canada and the USA gets around 945810 searches in a month worldwide. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France took fifth place in this list of most googled landmarks in the world, with a worldwide monthly search of 916270. This was followed by UK’s Stonehenge and Nepal’s Mount Everest. The Statue of Liberty in the USA was perched on the 8th place. The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City was right at the bottom of the list on the 50th position.

Well, India’s Taj Mahal was ranked right at the top of the list and is the with 1.3 million tags on Instagram and 1,417,650 monthly searches worldwide. The searches in India made up around a third of the total where it witnessed an average of more than 550,000 times over the past year. But it also ranked highly in countries like Jordan and Nigeria. Well, what can we say, the marble beauty, the ultimate Symbol of Love did unite the world and managed to pique everyone’s curiosity. Did you know Taj Mahal Is First Indian Monument To Provide Breast Feeding Room?