After Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, Kairouan is the fourth holiest city of Islam. Its heady mix of Islamic and Arab architecture is recognized by UNESCO as well. Visit the 1,400-year-old Great Mosque; marvel at the magnificent mausoleum and madrasa of the Barber's Mosque; check out the timeless shops of Souk quarter and finally lose yourself in the mazy alleys of Kairouan's medina (old town), one of Africa's best preserved old towns.
Indian citizens don't require a visa for Tunisia if visiting for tourism purposes. They can stay in Tunisia for up to three months.
When to go
The best time to visit Tunisia is from April to June and September to October with average temperatures of 20 and 23 Celsius respectively.
By air: Round-trip flights from New Delhi to Tunis–Carthage International Airport, Tunisia cost around ₹37,129.
Major Tunisian attractions like Djerba, Monastir, Sfax and Tozeur have good air connectivity with Tunis. Public transportation is quite good and you can take an SNTRI bus or SNCFT train to travel to other parts of Tunisia. There are ferries between Sfax and Kerkennah Islands, and El Jorf and Djerba Island. The roads are in good condition and you can rent self-drive cars at the airport.
Average daily cost of travelling in Tunisia is approximately ₹5,000 per person per day including accommodation, meals, attraction tickets and transportation.
Maison Leila, Midoun (₹1,921 for double); Dar Khereddine, Tunis (₹2,801 for double); Hotel Continental, Kairouan (₹4,082 for double). For more options, check here.
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