Our trip started by flight from Mumbai to Istanbul, which had a halt in Kuwait for about an hour. I had googled the places in Istanbul, Turkey and was expecting a different culture as well, so as not to be surprised. I had booked the hotel in Istanbul near to metro/tram station and near to market places, so that we are not too dependent on transport for roaming around locally. Researching about a place makes half of the trip easy and less stressful. so here is the best and basic map or picture of great places to visit there, which i could find online. Just take a print and get going..
Our trip next day started with beautiful Blue mosque which is also called Sultan Ahmed mosque. Grand, huge and sacred kind of place, which requires a certain kind of clothing as well, basically full length clothes and head covering, specifically for women. I embarrassed myself by not doing both, resulting in taking cloth from their authority for covering legs and head. Night view and aerial view of this mosque and mostly every mosque in city is breath taking.