India’s Iconic monument Taj Mahal located in Agra has been rated as the second-best UNESCO World heritage site in the globe.
According to a new survey conducted by the travel portal, ‘TripAdvisor’ – the ivory-white marble mausoleum is voted second best after Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.
JEWEL OF MUSLIM ART
The magnificent structure Taj Mahal located on the south bank of river Yamuna was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Further, it is described as ‘the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage’.
The travel portal said,
You can find hundreds of tours and experiences to visit this mesmerizing site, from a private tour with guide and visit at sunset or sunrise, to a visit including a home cooked meal at a local home in Agra
TAJ MAHAL – MONUMENT OF LOVE
Taj Mahal also known as ‘Monument of Love’ became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. The monument welcomes over 8 million visitors per year and widely considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The portal said in a statement,
The importance of preserving our cultural and natural heritage is crucial, and groups like the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization are key in this endeavour.
Other popular heritage sites on the survey include the Great Wall of China and South America’s Incan Citadel Machu Picchu in Peru.