A journey through the history – Jordan

Visa is on arrival for Indians and hence was a hassle free process all together and one of the best weekend destination. The first we thing we did, soon after we arrives at the destination was to loaf around the city, visiting the old souqs, and exploring the Roman amphi-theatre.

 If you already have a travel bucket list then, do add Petra in Jordan onto it. Surrounded by the rugged mountains of Jordan, the city of Petra was hidden until rediscovered in 1800’s. The best time to visit Jordan is during the months of March to May, when the climate is a little less harsh. The walk through the desert is exciting one but tiring as well, so consider carrying bottles of water with you.

 The cite of Petra will take you atleast a day to explore with the guide, believe you me, its worth the visit. The treasury and the rock cut temple are the most photographed cites within the city. Oh and the tickets are slightly on the expensive side, 127 USD or 90 JD per person, totally worth the money spent.

Declared as one of the world archeological sites by UNESCO and a part of the seven wonders of the world in 2007, every street and house in this city has a story to tell. From Nabateans tombs to Royal tombs to the hidden valley after the treasury, this place will amuse you at each step. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. An ingenious water management system allowed extensive settlement of an essentially arid area during the Nabataean, Roman and Byzantine periods. It is one of the world’s richest and largest archaeological sites set in a dominating red sandstone landscape.

After 2 our days of exploration and walk, the next day we chose to relax by the dead sea – the lowest point on the Earth’s surface. Due to the high salt content in the sea water, it makes it difficult to sink ot swim in the sea.

Enjoyed the trip and stay thoroghly! Recommended totally!


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