World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions
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No. 50 Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Annual Visitors: 7,000,000 to 8,000,000
The Taj is a graceful tribute to eternal love—a mausoleum that a 17th-century Moghul emperor built for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Gardens and reflecting pools with fountains lead to the mausoleum made of white marble with inlaid flower patterns made of semiprecious stones. The number of visitors has more than doubled since 2010 (when it welcomed 3 million).
Source: Department of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh