From Umm Qais to the Red Sea – Explore the Jordan trail for just Rs.5 lakh
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From Umm Qais to the Red Sea – Explore the Jordan trail for just Rs.5 lakh

  • Highlights

  • The Middle eastern charm of Jordan is the ideal way to add a little excitement to your life

  • Explore our top picks of the must-visit places in Jordan

  • We also provide a breakdown of the costs involved in planning this trip

We tell what Jordan has in store when you’re on a budget of Rs.5 lakh.

For those planning a holiday to the Middle East, the places of prominence are usually Israel and Egypt. But, Jordan is no less a jewel as a holiday destination. With its old-world charm and unique landscape, its mountains and beaches, castles and ancient churches, Jordan has it all.

Here’s a look at the costs involved when planning a trip to Jordan

Flight: For instance, round trip airfare to Jordan, for a holiday in May 2018 , will cost you Rs.30,000 approximately. For a family of three, this comes to Rs.90,000.

Stay: A room at the Holiday Inn in Amman will set you back approximately Rs.60,000 for a week’s stay.


Food: For a single person, the cost for food and water comes up to around Rs.1,300 per day. So, for a family of three, this would be Rs.27,300 for a week.

Jordan Pass: Jordan is full of tourist attractions ranging from the Dead Sea to archaeological ruins. To save the hassle of queuing up everywhere, invest in a Jordan Pass. It gives you access to over 40 tourist attractions. There are three different types of passes that start from Rs.6,400, and go up to Rs.7,300 approximately. The pass covers entry to the Roman Theatre, Jerash, Petra, and Amman Citadel and other attractions.

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Take a look at the exciting sights you can explore in Jordan all via the Jordan Pass:

 

Start from the capital, Amman

The best time to visit Amman is spring, which is from March to May. The hills and valleys are lush with greenery and wildflowers greet you everywhere you go. Also, what most people don’t know is that Jordan is rich in archaeological sites. Do not forget to include a visit to the Amman Citadel in your itinerary. Amman actually has a string of star attractions, prime among which are the Temple of Hercules, the Umayyad Palace, and the King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque, which was originally built in AD 640 and then rebuilt in 1932. In the summer, between June and September, you can attend the Amman Summer Festival in the King Husssein Park and also make a trip to the ancient Roman amphitheatre.

Look at the Golan Heights from Umm Qais

Umm Qais is an ancient Greco-Roman town that lies close to Jordan’s borders with Syria and Israel. It is known for its proximity to the ruins of Gadar and is the best place to see the Golan Heights. But the Golan Heights is not Umm Qais’ only tourist attraction. It was once a hub of culture, bustling with scholars, writers, artists, and philosophers. There is a western Roman Theatre still intact today, complete with chairs made of basalt stones with ornately carved seating for dignitaries. It is in Umm Qais that you will also find the Basilica Terrace. Its main feature is a Byzantine Church that dates as far back as the 5th Century.

Visit the Bronze Age city of Jerash

If you still want to travel to the north of Jordan, visit the city of Jerash that has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Located 50 km from Amman, it has some of the most well preserved Roman architectural sites, perhaps next only to those found in Italy. The Temple of Artemis, a famous attraction here, was built between AD 150 and 170, surrounded by 11 still standing Corinthian-style columns. There is also the 13-metre tall Hadrian’s Arch just at the entrance to the city, which gives you a sense of how the Romans lived when they occupied the city. If you are in Jordan either in July or August you should catch a show in any one of its Roman theatres.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra

Heading south of Amman, visit the historical and archaeological city of Petra. Its most striking attribute is pink architecture that is carved out of huge rocks. For the technologically inclined, Petra is known as the site where nomadic Arabs or Nabateans devised the best water collection systems. Petra became a heritage site in 1985, and is a must-visit spot when in Jordan.

With this information to guide you, visiting Jordan on a budget of Rs.5 lakh is not difficult to plan. With a personal loan for travel, you can pay for your vacation conveniently with easy EMI options. It will give you easy access to the funds you need to have a memorable Jordanian holiday.

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