10 most popular Indian monuments amongst the domestic & foreign tourists
Delhi and Agra are the most popular destinations for both the domestic as well as the foreign tourists. The other cities which are in the travel itinerary of the visitors are – Khajuraho, Aurangabad, Konark, Hyderabad, Bijapur, Mysore, Kochi and Mamallapuram. As expected, Taj Mahal topped the wish list of travelers from around India and the world.
Foreign tourists: Architecture and history of monuments – These factors play a decisive role in the travel planning for foreign tourists. Tombs, forts Mogul era temples and mosques are the most favored monuments among the foreign visitors. It is thus no surprise that some of the top rated luxury hotels and resorts are found near these timeless monuments.
Domestic tourists: Ease of access, economics, reputation, spiritual significance are some of the major driving factors behind the popularity of a monument within the domestic tourist community. Temple, Mosques and forts are highly sought after by domestic tourists.
The infographic below depicts the major monumental hotspots in India – both for Indian as well foreign tourists.