People booking holidays to India may be pleased to hear that one of its most iconic landmarks has been voted one of the ten best in the world.

Anyone who has booked flights to India may be planning to visit one of the country’s best-known landmarks, the Taj Mahal.

According to a recent survey by, it is the third most popular sight to see in the world, after the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St Peter’s in Rome.

More than 10,000 travellers voted in the poll, which demonstrates that the 17th century palace still has appeal for modern tourists.

Located in Agra, the Taj Mahal was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal and is described by the Taj Mahal website as “the epitome of love”.

As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is not surprising to find it in the top ten.

Other locations to make it into the top ten include the Opera House in Sydney, the Acropolis in Athens and Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer.

Alison Couper, communications director at, said: “These buildings really do have a hold on our imaginations.”

Written by Ruth Norris

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.