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Kerala tops Taj Mahal in Google Search Trends for 2012

Posted on Dec 28, 10:56AM | UNI

Kerala has edged out the world famous monument Taj Mahal to become the number one travel destination in the Google's search trends for India this year.

Munnar is also on the list of Top 10 Indian destinations on Google's Zeitgeist site showing search trends from around the world, an official statement said here today.

Kerala at number one and the Taj Mahal at number two were followed by Wagah Border, Vaishno Devi and Amarnath. Kashmir came on number six on the list of top ten travel destinations under the Google search trends for 2012.

According to the search trends in the travel category released by Google for this year, Munnar was number nine, followed by the Gateway of India.

Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar described the two listings for Kerala, including the number one spot, as a 'great encouragement' for the state.

'Kerala Tourism is a leader in online promotional activities of the state. We are one of the first government establishments to make use of the internet to reach out to the world,' he said.