"If one had but a single glance to give the the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." ~ Alphonse de Lamartine.
This magical city in Turkey is a striking confluence of the East and the West on either sides of Bosphorus. Home to three major civilizations - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Istanbul inherently is a fascinating city with a plethora of colors and culture. Get the ultimate Sultan-like experience with the Hammam bath, haggle in the Grand Bazaar - one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Indulge in the world's top ranking cuisines and witness unparalleled Islamic architecture with more than 3000 mosques that Istanbul has to offer. Do not miss to try the Keyif when in Istanbul.
Spring and autumn, from April to May and from September to mid November respectively are the ideal times to visit Istanbul, when the skies are clear and the temperature is pleasant.
For Budget Travellers: INR 1000 to 2000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2600 to 2800 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 7000 and upwards
Turkey issues Visa to Indian travelers that allows them to enter the country for 30 days. Online E-Visas can be obtained by Indian citizens who have a valid visa or residence permit from the Schengen, USA, UK or Ireland.