Turkey is a land rich in history and colourful culture, filled with archaeological wonders, pristine beaches, and
exotic, flavourful cuisines. It is a transcontinental country, bordered by Greece, Iran, Iraq, Bulgaria, Syria, and
Armenia. At the same time, it cradles the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. All this makes it the
place to be, for a perfect holiday for solo travellers, honeymooners, and families alike, with customized Turkey
When you think of Turkey, you think of whirling dervishes, open-air markets, colourful hot air balloons dotting the
skies, handwoven carpets with intricate designs, and all the many types of kebabs you’ll get to feast on. But
there’s a lot more to a Turkey trip for travellers to explore.
Turkey Tour Packages from India
Things to do in Turkey
Turkey is one of the most underrated travel destinations in the world, with unexpected and astonishing landscapes
that pictures will never do justice to. Visit historic sites and cities, with buildings that date back to thousands
of years ago, and of course, the iconic capital city of Istanbul with Turkey packages. With so much to do, make sure
you check out a guide to Turkey to know all your options.
The capital city has a majestic history, having been the capital of three major empires, namely the Byzantine Empire,
Ottoman Empire, and the Eastern Roman Empire. Home to magnificent architectural structures like the Blue Mosque,
Hagia Sophia, Trotsky House, and many more, Istanbul packages have something for everyone. Be sure to visit the
Grand Bazaar on an Istanbul tour package for great bargains and indulgent street-foods.
Take a hot air balloon ride
Cappadocia is a vast and rocky expanse, that is almost straight out of a fairytale. With towering rock formations,
underground cities, and ancient caves, taking a hot air balloon up into the sky with hundreds of others is an
experience like no other. See the most unique panoramas on earth with Turkey tour packages from India. And in case
you’re headed there as a newlywed couple, taking a hot air balloon ride at twilight is recommended for how romantic
the experience can be. With twinkling lights below, colours dotting the skies, and the cool night air, Cappadocia
should definitely feature on Turkey trip from India.
Eat to your heart’s content
Turkey packages promise several gastronomy attractions which will take you to the heart of their culture. The food
here has evolved from an amalgamation of a variety of cuisines, including Balkan, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and
a touch of Eastern European. Full of flavour, Turkey’s grilled meats, meze spreads, lavash, local cheeses and bread,
and of course, the baklava that cannot be replicated anywhere else, will leave you in a food coma. With some of the
world’s best coffee, Turkey’s finest kahvesi will help revive you.
See history come to life
Turkey tour packages will take you places where time stands still. Visit the Ankara Castle or the biblical city of Troy which house the remains from ancient Turkey. The Ataturk's Mausoleum is a must-visit for history lovers to explore the cut-stone clad buildings and beautiful Turkish architecture. The marble and stones used to build this historic monument were brought from numerous parts of Turkey, and the exteriors reflect their respective periods. The city of Ephesus is yet another famous attraction that must feature on all Turkey tour packages. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world is the Temple of Artemis, found in Ephesus as well.
Located in the inner Aegean region of Turkey, this area is famous for its warm thermal springs, which shaped
shimmering terraces of white limestone deposits over several millennia. The waters, rich in minerals, slowly drip
down the mountainside, collecting in the terraces and spilling over and cascading into pools below. Pamukkale is one
of the most beautiful locations you’ll witness on Turkey holiday packages from India, as well as one of the most historic.
Pamukkale’s past includes the construction of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis on top of the mountain, and
the area’s Roman ruins are surprisingly well-preserved, as well as underrated. All this makes Pamukkale unmissable
on Turkey vacation.
Places to visit on your Turkey Trip
Here are some must visit places in Turkey that are a must have on your Turkey trip from India.
A 6th century church built by Emperor Justinian, converted into a mosque 900 years later, the Aya Sofya Museum is one of the most iconic buildings in Turkey and one of the best places to visit in Turkey during your Turkey trip. One of the most beautiful mosques in the world, Aya Sofia is the best tourist attraction to visit in Turkey.
An ancient city located in Selcuk, a small town about 30 kms from Kusadasi, the city of Ephesus was once an active commercial center, although now what remains is just ruins. A city of colossal monuments, the city of Ephesus was one of the most still standing & complete Roman cities to experience in the Mediterranean region, the golden age of the Roman empire. Of all the structures, only The Great Theatre and the Library of Celsus still exist and can be explored on your Turkey tour package.
Built in the 15th century, the Topkapi Palace was the place from where the sultans of the Ottoman era carved out an empire extending up to Europe, and further down to the middle east and Africa. The Palace takes you into the opulent & fantastical world of the sultans with its fine interiors, exuberant tiling and lavish jewel decorations. The public garden surrounding the Palace was once the sole domain of the Royal court, but is now a garden open to the public and provides a tranquil experience with its lush greenery.
A natural site in Denzil, in Southwestern Turkey, Pamukkale meaning ‘Cotton castle’ in Turkey are pure white travertine terraces and warm springs cascading down a slope providing a beautiful spectacle resembling that of a cotton castle. Visited by over 2 million people every year, Pamukkale is one of the top attractions in Turkey and one of the most famous natural wonders. The view of the travertines glowing as the sun sets and goes below the horizon is mesmerising. Hence a visit to Pamukkale during dusk is recommended on your Turkey holiday packages.
The longest beach in Turkey, Patara is absolutely beautiful. You will find plenty of beach cafes with sunbeds to hire and just lay back and have a tranquil beach time. If you are lucky, you will get to watch a breathtaking sunset and lovely moonrise at the sametime from the top of a dune. So don’t miss this on your Turkey packages.
Things to know about Turkey Holiday Packages
The ideal duration for Turkey tour packages from India would be a minimum of 8 days to get the best of the must-visit
attractions. Turkey is packed to the brim with picturesque scenery, ancient monuments, pulsing culture and vast
history. Straddling between Asia and Europe, every inch of Turkey is endowed with a rich history and glorious
landscapes. Whether you want to laze on the Istanbul beaches or showcase your adventurous side in Cappadocia, Turkey has attractions of all sorts. Istanbul will require 3 days, Cappadocia and Pamukkale 2 days each and if you're into
Greek-Roman cities, we'd suggest a day trip to Ephesus as well.
Turkey has minibuses called dolmuşes that enable trips to the villages and can seat up to 20 passengers. For travel
between cities on Turkey holidays, a lot of private bus service providers are available who facilitate these
services. Also, taxis are common in most cities in Turkey and driving around the city is yet another way to explore
the country in an authentic well-paced way. BiTaksi, iTaksi, Carmel, Lyft & Uber are some of the best taxi cab apps
you can use, especially on Istanbul packages.
Visa process for Indians
You will require a Turkish E-Visa to visit Turkey. A tourist visa allows you to stay in Turkey for 3 months. It takes around 15 working days for visas to get processed from the embassy's end. Pickyourtrail's visa success rate is 99%
so a hassle-free visa process is guaranteed. For the visa initiation, our visa experts will get in touch with you to initiate the process post your first payment for our Turkey tour packages. You will also have access to our mobile app where you will get timely updates on your visa.
Best time to visit Turkey
Turkey is a year-round destination, however, the best time to visit Turkey depends on the places you want to include
on Turkey holiday packages. While Spring and Autumn are considered as the best time to traverse the archaeological
sites, June to September is mostly preferred by travellers to get the best of the beach and island hopping. If
you're looking at walking tours and exploring the ancient sites of Turkey by foot, we'd definitely recommend the
months between April to October when the temperature is pleasant. From late October, you can expect the weather to
cool down a bit and the interior areas of Cappadocia get predominantly cold. But if you're someone who loves the
winter period, you can very well travel from November to March since the top attractions will be less crowded.
Book Turkey Tour Packages at Pickyourtrail
Pickyourtrail offers Turkey tour packages from India that are easily customizable at the click of a button, providing you
with a platform to book your dream vacation. Whether you are looking to revel in the history of cultures and
civilizations, hop from one country to the next with your family, or set off on a food trail, we offer customised
Turkey travel packages that cover it all. If you are looking to book Istanbul tour packages alone, we offer
customizable Turkey Trip Packages from India for whatever duration you would like. Turkey honeymoon packages are popular
which cater to every newlywed’s dream getaway. Private Turkey packages from India can also be arranged, or even a
private Istanbul Turkey Vacation. We craft cheapest Turkey tour packages from India with the intent of providing travellers with
a vacation that you can cherish for an entire lifetime. Leave your planning hassles with us and we will plan the
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turkey Tour Packages
What are the best Turkey Packages offered by Pickyourtrail?
What is Turkey famous for?
Savouring some delectable Baklava is the most famous thing to do in Turkey. Turkish tea served in tulip shaped glasses with 2 - 3 ice cubes just like the turks relish is yet another of the things Turkey is famous for, Iskender Kebabs of Turkey are to die for, Turkish soap Operas to your surprise can get you hooked, Evil eye souvenirs of Turkey goes without saying as renowned worldwide, Turkish carpets, rugs, ceramics and turkish lights are again absolutely gorgeous, Turkish delight, the famous souvenir/sweet made out of sugar and starch and finally dust with icing powder is yet another famous things in Turkey.
What is the language of Turkey? What language is spoken in Turkey?
Turkish is the official language of Turkey and is spoken by about 90% of the population. Kurdish, Zazaki and Arabic are the other languages spoken in Turkey after Turkish.
Do people in Turkey speak English?
Turkey receives around 40 million tourists every year, but unfortunately it is reported that only 1/5th of Turkish population speaks English. Although if luck favours you, you can find some good English speakers in the top tourist hotspots of Istanbul, but elsewhere in the country it will get harder to come by English speakers and hence it really helps if you learn some Turkish to get by.
Which is the best time to visit Turkey?
April, May, September and October are the best months to visit Turkey as during this time the temperatures range between 20°C-30°C making the weather pleasantly warm and absolutely ideal to visit all the historical sites and top tourist attractions.
How many days to visit Turkey would be ideal?
Anytime between 6 - 10 days would be a good time to tour Turkey, although a week long itinerary would be the best for travellers to explore Turkey.
How much does a trip to Turkey cost from India?
An ideal trip to Turkey would be a week long trip, and a 6 nights 7 days Turkey Package, would cost anything between Rs.1.5 lakhs to 1.75 lakhs for two persons.
What currency is used in Turkey? Should I take euros or lira to Turkey?
Turkish Lira is the official currency of Turkey. It is better to take Liras instead of Euros as you get a better exchange rate for Lira especially in markets and souks. However other currencies like Euros and Pounds are also accepted in Turkey.
How long is the flight to turkey from India?
It generally takes on an average about 9 - 10 hours by flight to reach Antalya, the capital of Turkey from India.
What are the must do things in Istanbul turkey?
Visiting the architectural beauty of Hagia Sophia, a church turned into a Mosque and then into a museum in Istanbul is an absolute must, Topkapi palace, the principal residence of sultans for almost half a century, contained by four lush green courtyards is yet another must visit in Istanbul. A Bosphorus cruise both through the European and Asian shores that takes you around the city and gives you a good overview is a must do, exploring Basilica Cistern, an underground cistern made with Byzantine engineering that once brought drinking water aqueducts from Bulgaria to Istanbul, and lastly Grand Bazaar, a 500 year old bazaar spread across 60 streets with over 5000 shops is the best place to buy carpets, jewellery, ceramics and souvenirs.
What to pack for Turkey holiday?
A sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, a hat or cap to beat the heat, sunglasses, a scarf as you are required to cover your head before entering a mosque, decent clothes that are deemed appropriate for entering a mosque - clothes that can cover your ankles and that cover your shoulders, comfortable shoes, Universal power adapter, a lightweight backpack for easy access to everything you need and swimsuit if you would like to swim in any of the Turkish beaches.
How to go to Cappadocia Turkey from Istanbul?
From Istanbul, you can take a flight, bus or drive yourself to Cappadocia. Flight would be the most convenient option, provided the flights are booked well in advance so that they work out cheaper. From Istanbul airport you can book to any one of the two airports in Cappadocia - Nevsehir or Kayseri airport. The flight takes about 2 - 2.5 hours. You can also take a bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia, which works out to be the cheapest option but it is a long drive which takes about 10 - 12 hours. Self drive from Istanbul to Cappadocia is another option, but it takes 8 hours to get to Cappadocia without any stops.
How to book hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia?
You can reach out to your package provider, they can book it through their activity supplier and add it to your package price. Or you can reach out to your hotel in Cappadocia and book it offline.
How expensive is Turkey for Indian tourists?
If you are a backpacker, Turkey is not very expensive. Major part of the budget will go towards flights, and for accommodation you can find cheaper hotels. Hotels are expensive during summertime. If you are travelling during off season, you can get hotels at good rates and you can work out a cheap Turkey trip from India.
How to get Turkey visa from India?
Visa for tourist purposes can be obtained from the Consulate of Turkey or if you have a valid schengen visa, you can apply for an e-visa using an electronic visa application system (www.evisa.gov.tr).
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