Not many transcontinental landscapes on this planet match the aura and charisma of Turkey, which is also known as the ‘capital of history and tourism’. This stunning and diverse country extends from western Asia to eastern Europe, bordering Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Syria in Asia and Greece, and Bulgaria in Europe. Replete with intriguing historic structures, bewitching natural beauty, rich culture, bustling markets, quaint villages, ultra-modern cities, and warm locals, Turkey tourism rightfully boasts of being one of the most sought after holiday options for travellers from all across the globe. Turkey tourist places–urban or rural–holds something very special and beautiful. Its Asian Anatolia end, the Mediterranean shore beckons tourists with its charming coastal towns and sweeping highland pastures adorned by the magnificent Kaçkar Mountains. Cappadocia boasts of undulating valleys, outlandish rock formations, and activities on offer like hot-air ballooning. No wonder it’s another reason why Turkey tourism is seeing such an exponential rise. Much of the country’s ethos lies in its historical monuments and rich culture. The Byzantine and Ottoman style historical structures of Istanbul, including the famous Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, make it more than just a happening metropolitan city connecting the Asian side of the country with Europe. Aegean Turkey’s ancient city of Ephesus is home to the popular Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Celsus Library all of which hold many a legend of the bygone era.
On the southern Aegean region of Turkey lies Bodrum, another asset to Turkey tourism, which is home to azure beaches, cliff-top resorts where the city comes alive at night, and the spectacular Castle of St. Peter Similarly, the thermal hot springs at Pamukkale, the Roman ruins and beaches of the resort city of Antalya, the Alexander-era castles in Izmir, archaeological collections and Anitkabir mausoleum in the capital city Ankara; each of these attractions and activities continue to play a major role in skyrocketing the value of Turkey tourism in the world. Apart from all the places to visit in Turkey, don’t forget to revel in its culinary delights such as the spicy kebabs and the delectable baklava.
Peak Season to visit Turkey is from June to August, when the country welcomes pleasant temperatures and clear skies. Perfect time to visit Istanbul and other inland regions.
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 2000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2500 to INR 4000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 7000 and upwards
Citizens from Northern Cyprus don’t require a visa, and can travel, stay, study and work in Turkey indefinitely. Indian citizens can obtain a single entry e-visa valid for 30 days within a 180-day period.