Taj Mahal Is The Top Searched UNESCO World Heritage Site

by Ishita Agarwal
Taj Mahal Is The Top Searched UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rudyard Kipling referred to it as ‘the expression of all things pure’, while famous poet Rabindranath Tagore described it as “a teardrop on the face of the world.” According to Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, “the moon and the sun shed tears on it.” What are we talking about? Of course, we’re talking about the one and only Taj Mahal. A monument made of immense love and memory. The Taj Mahal is a must-see for every visitor to India. As a result, it’s the top searched UNESCO World Heritage Site globally.

Taj Mahal, Agra: An Must See Heritage Site

Travel website Zitango compiles a list of more than 100 UNESCO Globe Heritage sites. It then analyses search data to determine the average monthly search traffic for each site in every nation, including the United States. The majestic Taj Mahal is on the top of the most searched UNESCO World Heritage site, with 1.4 million searches every month. The second place is the Machu Picchu in Peru, followed by Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.


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When the results get filtered by region, the Taj Mahal comes out on top by a landslide in Asia. The most searched for attraction in over half of the continent’s nations. The Taj Mahal is the third most searched-for location in Africa. It is the second most-searched-for site in North and Central America. Machu Picchu is the most visited site in the world for Americans, followed by the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge in England, Easter Island in Chile, and the Great Wall of China, in that order.

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The Beauty Of This Top-Searched UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is famous as one of the world’s most magnificent structures. The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, is the “symbol of love.” Many tourists come to see and enjoy the monument’s architectural splendour. Persia’s Taj Mahal is referred to as the “Crown of Palaces” because of the stunning view it provides to travellers.

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List Of Most Searched UNESCO World Heritage Sites that people search

  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Yellowstone National Park, U.S
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Statue of Liberty, U.S
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Palace of Versailles, France
  • Chichén Itzá, Mexico 

So, have you explore the Taj Mahal yet?

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