Monuments that had maximum footfall in 2018

India is popular for its historical monuments across the world. From its ancient temples to its beautiful Mughal Architecture, there are many destinations for history lovers. Here are top 10 monuments that had maximum visitors lats year.
  • Shaniwarwada

    Shaniwarwada is located in Pune. It was the residence of the Peshwas or the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire. It was built by Peshwa Baji Rao I, prime minister of Chattrapati Shahu. Destroyed in 1828 by an unexplained fire, this place is still a popular tourist destination and attracted 1.41 million tourists last year.

  • Ellora Caves

    Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, is a temple that has deities and mythology representing Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It attracted 1.65 million monument lovers last year.

  • Golconda Fort

    Golconda Fort, also a citadel located in Hyderabad, had popular diamonds in its treasury. Built by Kakatiyas and later strengthened by Rani Rudrama Devi, this monument had a footfall of 1.72 million in 2018.

  • Charminar

    Charminar was constructed in 1591 and was a mosque built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Standing as a symbol of Hyderabad, it had 1.76 million tourists last year.

  • Bibi Ka Maqbara

    Bibi Ka Maqbara, a tomb built by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, in memory of his first wife Dilras Banu Begum is inspired by Taj Mahal. Representing the conjugal fidelity of Aurangzeb, this monument had 1.77 million tourists from India.

  • Agra Fort

    Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the main residence of Mughal emperors before their capital shifted to Delhi in 1638. The fort, located in Agra, can be described as a walled city and had 2.01 million visitors in 2018.

  • Qutub Minar

    Qutub Minar, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, is a five-storey building located in Delhi. Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest mosque in North India, is also located in Qutub Minar. This tower had 2.62 million tourists from across India in 2018.

  • Red Fort

    Red Fort is one of the most popular heritage sites built by Shah Jahan. It is where the national flag is hoisted by the Prime Minister of India on every Independence Day. Located in old Delhi, this monument attracted 3.04 million tourists last year.

  • Sun Temple, Konark

    Sun Temple, Konark, situated in Puri district of Odisha, was built in 13th century BC. Popular for its erotic kama and mithuna scenes, this temple had 3.22 million devotees in 2018.

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and located in Agra, attracts the maximum number of tourists. Known as a symbol of 'love', this monument had 5.66 million footfalls in 2018.