Best Time to Visit Turkey
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.
Shoulder Season: Autumn occurs during May and September and the weather is slightly warm during these months.
Off-season: During October to April, the tourist crowd thins out. October ushers in autumn and April sees the arrival of spring in the country.
Budget for Turkey
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 2000 a day
- Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 500 - 1000
- Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 250 - 400
- Public Transport in buses: INR 90 - 200
- Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 300 - 6000
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2500 to INR 4000 a day
- Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 1500 - 2500
- Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 500 - 1500
- Local transport in ferries and trains: INR 220 - 1000
- Sightseeing & Tours: INR 600 - 2000
For Luxury Travellers: INR 7000 and upwards
- Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
- Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1500 and upwards
- Local transport in taxis: INR 2500 and upwards
- Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 3000 and upwards
Visa Information for Turkey
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.
Citizens of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia,, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Moldova, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela can enter Turkey visa-free for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
A national ID is accepted in the absence of a passport for nationals of France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Northern Cyprus Switzerland and Ukraine.
Citizens of Russia may enter Turkey visa-free for up to 60 days within a 180-day period. Citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Macau, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan may enter Turkey visa-free for up to 30 days within a 180-day period. Citizens of Syria - provided they arrive by land directly from Syria to Turkey and pass through official ports of entry - are also exempt from visas.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong (BN(O) passport holders only), Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Maldives, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States will be granted multiple-entry e-Visas valid for 90 days within a 180-day period. A national ID is accepted in lieu of a passport for citizens of Belgium, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Nationals of Belgium and Portugal are also allowed to enter with an expired passport (up to 5 years beyond expiry date). Citizens of Armenia, 'Greek' Cyprus, China (PRC), East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mexico and Taiwan will be granted a single entry e-visa valid for 30 days within a 180-day period.
Citizens of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be granted a single entry e-visa valid for 30 days within a 180-day period.