Taj Mahal, the symbol of love has topped the list of most googled monument in the world by beating other important monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, London Eye, Stonehenge, etc. The result has emerged after research was conducted by Columbus Direct, a travel insurance company. The researchers looked at Google’s keyword planner, and deduced this.
The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as the Symbol of Love. The study showed that the Taj Mahal has 1417650 monthly searches across the world, beating Machu Picchu in Peru that gets 1269260 monthly searches worldwide.
The Taj Mahal was built in 1632 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, whose wife Mumtaz Mahal is buried in a tomb inside it. The white marble structure attracts people from around the world, including celebrities and heads of states.
Burj Khalifa in the UAE is on third place with a monthly search of 1103950; Niagara Falls in the border of the USA and Canada gets 945810 worldwide searches in a month; and the Eiffel Tower in France stood fifth with 916270 searches worldwide each month.
Nepal’s Mount Everest stood seventh in the list, behind UK’s Stonehenge, while America’s Statue of Liberty was 8th. The Great Wall of China was ranked 27th in the list, and Mount Fuji stood 35th. The beautiful Sistine Chapel in Vatican City was ranked at the bottom, holding the 50th position.