India Tourism: Every year lakhs of foreign tourists come to India to see the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. But do you know that not only the Taj Mahal but there are many other monuments, to see which a large number of foreign tourists come to India every year. According to a recently released Archaeological Survey of India report, there are 10 such places in India, where most foreign tourists visit every year. Let us know about the specialty and about the top 5 tourist destinations of these.
Mamallapuram is also known as Mahabalipuram. It is situated at a distance of about 56 km from the coast of South Chennai. It is a historic city, famous for its rock cut temples, caves, architectural specimens, and literature. This place has also been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the report, in the year 2022, the maximum number of foreign tourists have visited this monument.
The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This tomb was started in the year 1630, which was completed after about 22 years. Its carved ceilings and walls look no less than a wonder. It has been the second most favorite tourist destination of foreign tourists.
The Salavankuppam Murugan Temple in Tamil Nadu is considered to be one of the oldest Murugan temples on earth. This cave temple is the center of attraction. The idol of Lord Vishnu is installed here. UNESCO has also included this place in its list. In the year 2022, many foreign tourists also visited this place.
The Agra Fort made of red stones is a symbol of amazing beauty. This fort is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. This fort was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar and the Mughals used to live here. UNESCO has also included it in its World Heritage Sites.
This fort is present in the town of Thirumayam in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu. It is spread over an area of about 40 acres. It was built in the year 1687 by Raja Vijay Raghunath Sethupathi of Ramnath. This fort is historically famous all over the world for its grand architecture. This fort has been a special place of the rebel warlords in the Polygur war.