Taj Mahal isn’t the most visited monument by foreign tourists – here’s where foreigners flocked to

No. 10 | The Rock Cut Jain Temple | Visitors: 5,432 | Sittanavasal, Tamil Nadu | The Rock Cut Jain Temple of Tamil Nadu, also known as Sittanavasal Cave or Arivar Koil, holds great prominence as it serves as a Jain monastery. The sculptures at the temple have been carved onto rocks. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 9 | The Red Fort | Visitors: 5579 | Delhi | The Red Fort or Lal Qila in Delhi was built by the Shah Jahan and served as the primary residence of the Mughal emperors in the city. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 8 | The Fort Museum, Thirumayam | Visitors: 8422 | Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu | A fortification built by Raja of Ramnad, the Thirumayam Fort is a 40-acre wide complex that has been extensively renovated and maintained by the ASI. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 7 | Qutub Minar | Visitors: 8456 | Delhi | The 72.5 meters tall all-brick structure is the tallest minaret made out of bricks and was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 6 | Fort Vattakottai | Visitors: 9174 | Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu | Located near mainland India’s southernmost point, Vattakottai Fort (or ‘Circular Fort’) is a seaside fort built by the Kingdom of Travancore. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 5 | Gingee Fort | Visitors: 10483| Gingee, Tamil Nadu | Gingee Fort was built by the Konar dynasty and has been described as one of the most impregnable fortifications in the country. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 4 | Agra Fort | Visitors: 13598 | Agra, Uttar Pradesh | More a walled city than just a mere fort, Agra Fort was the primary residence of Mughal Emperor Akbar until the capital of the empire was shifted to Delhi. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 3 | Saluvankuppam Monuments | Visitors: 25579 | Saluvankuppam, Tamil Nadu | While the coastal hamlet in Tamil Nadu may not appear to be special at first glance, it is home to monuments like the Tiger Cave. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

No. 2 | Taj Mahal | Visitors: 38922 | Agra, Uttar Pradesh | The ivory-white marble mausoleum is perhaps one of the best-known and iconic monuments in the world. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. (Image: Shutterstock)

No. 1 |  | Visitors: 144984 | Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu | Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, as it is better known, is home to the Group of Monuments. This is a collection of 40 ancient monuments which includes ancient rock-cut temples and caves. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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