India's Top 10 Trending Topics During 2022


Discover the most searched and trending keywords on Google Trends for news, sports, technology, business, entertainment, and world current affairs.

A report by Google called "Year In Search 2022" highlights what made people buzz this year and got the most searches. Search trends in India have changed a lot, according to the list, which is released every year. The trending search list in 2021 was more about entertainment, games and other topics than Coronavirus-related queries.

Top 10 Searches in India

In India, the Indian Premier League (IPL) topped the overall search results for 2022, as well as the most searched sporting event. Next up was CoWIN, a government web portal that lets you sign up for COVID-19 vaccines and get digital vaccine certificates.

As of November 20, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar and was the third most searched trending topic in India. Aside from the Asia Cup, there was also the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which ranked fourth and fifth. Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva ranked sixth and KGF: Chapter 2 was ninth.

1 Indian Premier League
3 FIFA World Cup
4 Asia Cup
5 ICC T20 World Cup
6 Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva
7 e-SHRAM Card
8 Commonwealth Games
9 K.G.F: Chapter 2
10 Indian Super League

Top 10 Movie Searches

A lot of great and successful movies were released in 2022, and they made the audience go back to the theatres. In the Indian film industry, there were many ups and downs this year. By watching surprise hits and high-budget failures, 2022 proved viewers no longer care about celebrity power. They only care about quality content now. And South Indian movies are outperforming Bollywood in every way. '2022's most searched movies have been released by Google.

1 Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva
2 K.G.F: Chapter 2
3 The Kashmir Files
5 Kantara
6 Pushpa: The Rise
7 Vikram
8 Laal Singh Chaddha
9 Drishyam 2
10 Thor: Love and Thunder

Top 10 People Searched on Google

The most searched personalities in India in 2022 included suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who bagged the first spot. She was followed by President of India Droupadi Murmu, new United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and Lalit Modi.

1 Nupur Sharma
2 Droupadi Murmu
3 Rishi Sunak
4 Lalit Modi
5 Sushmita Sen
6 Anjali Arora
7 Abdu Rozik
8 Eknath Shinde
9 Pravin Tambe
10 Amber Heard

Top 10 "What is" Searches

In 2022, Indians appeared more curious about the newly introduced Agneepath scheme for defence aspirants, NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and NFT (non-fungible token) while ‘What is black fungus' was the most searched query last year.

1 What is Agneepath Scheme
2 What is NATO
3 What is NFT
4 What is PFI
5 What is the square root of 4
6 What is surrogacy
7 What is solar eclipse
8 What is Article 370
9 What is metaverse
10 What is myositis

Top 10 Near me Searches

The “near me” Google searches reflected how Indians reacted to dropping COVID-19 cases and relaxation of restrictions. Both in 2021 and 2022, “Covid vaccine near me” featured at the top of the list. However, this year, the most “near me” searches included “swimming pool near me”, “water park near me”, “movies near me” and other topics related to travel and outings. This was in contrast to last year's searches that included “COVID test near me”, “Oxygen cylinder near me”, and “COVID hospital near me”.

1 Covid vaccine near me2 Swimming pool near me
3 Water park near me
4 Movies near me
5 Takeout restaurants open now near me
6 Malls near me
7 Metro station near me
8 RT-PCR near me
9 Polio drops near me
10 मेरे पास के किराये के मकान (Rental houses near me)

Top 10 News on Google

1 Lata Mangeshkar passing
2 Sidhu Moose Wala passing
3 Russia Ukraine war
4 UP Election results
5 Covid-19 cases in India
6 Shane Warne passing
7 Queen Elizabeth passing
8 KK passing
9 Har Ghar Tiranga
10 Bappi Lahiri passing

Top 10 "How to" Queries asked by Indians

1 How to download vaccination certificate
2 How to download PTRC challan
3 How to drink Pornstar martini
4 ई श्रमिक कार्ड कैसे बनाएं (How to make an e-SHRAM card)
5 How to stop motions during pregnancy
6 How to link voter ID with Aadhaar
7 How to make banana bread
8 How to file ITR online
9 How to write Hindi text on image
10 How to play Wordle

Top 10 Recipes Searched on Google

In fact, paneer dishes topped not only Google's 2022 year-end list, but also the list for most searched food recipes in India.

Paneer Pasanda is an oh-so-yummy recipe of shallow-fried stuffed paneer in a rich tomato and onion gravy. Indians also searched for Pornstar Martinis (cocktails), Modaks, Chicken Soup, and Pizza Margherita.

1 पनीर पसंदा (Paneer Pasanda)
2 Modak
3 Sex on the beach
4 Chicken soup
5 मलाई कोफ्ते (Malai Kofta)
6 Pornstar martini
7 Pizza Margherita
8 Pancake
9 पनीर भुर्जी (Paneer Burji)
10 Anarse

I hope this helps you understand how users behave and what they search for.


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