Turkey

Puja Holidays 2019 -Turkey

The beauty of Turkey lies in its diverse cultures, landscapes and religions. Its capital, Istanbul, is the only city in the world that is built on two continents, Europe and Asia, and bears the richness of the RomanByzantine and the Ottoman Empires. The magnificent monuments of Turkey that dates back to hundreds of thousands of years, its museums, churches, palaces, mosques, grand bazaars and sites of natural beauty are truly a traveller’s delight. As you stand on the shores of the Bosphorus at sunset, you experience the thrill of being in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

 

Start your tour of Turkey from Istanbul. Set out for a city tour, and also experience a Bosphorus cruise. Popular attractions in Istanbul include the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Basilica Cistern, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Galata Tower, the Grand Bazaar and more. Make the most of Istanbul’s beautiful evenings with a drink at a trendy rooftop bar and dine at a Bosphorus-front fish restaurant. Or better still, catch the whirling dervishes perform their devotional dances in this vibrant capital. The next morning you can also plan a visit to the nearby Princes Islands by boat.

 

Those who want to look beyond the dynamism of Istanbul, can also travel to Cappadocia, located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia. Here elements of nature have sculpted the region to form conical structures that are famously referred to as "fairy chimneys". Explorethe houseschurches and  underground cities in this region and is definitely recommended for those who love the colours and luminance of nature.

If you have the beach and surf in mind and dancing and revelry, then Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera with beach bars and clubs will keep you entertained.In Bodrum you will be spellbound by the sunsets, always beautiful and romantic. The best thing about Bodrum is that the waters are still warm in the offseason months of September and October, which means you can have an amazing vacation without any crowds. The busy periods are between June and August.

 

From Bodrum you can travel to Pamukkale to enjoy its mineral-rich thermal waters. Pamukkale neighbours the ancient Roman spa city of Hierapolis, founded around 190 B.C.The ruins in this Unesco World Heritage site include a theatre, ancient graves, and an antique pool, famous for its Roman columns

 

So, this Puja, retrace the steps in history and visit the land of Rumi, Mary Magdelene (the disciple of Christ) Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire, writer Orhan Pamuk, and the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and relive some of those wonderful and enchanting times. 

 

Prices start from INR 60,000 per person with a minimum of 2 people travelling together.

Inclusions: Accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast, airport transfers, tours as per itinerary. Excludes: airfare, visa.

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