We love to travel and every now and then we decide to take a trip and explore a new place. After a lot of research based on our interests, we decided to take a vacation to Turkey. We really wanted to explore the beautiful culture and traditions of this place. Turkey is amazing when it comes to history and ancient culture and we really did want to explore every aspect of it. Soon we got in touch with TravelTriangle and told them all about our needs and requirements. After a few days they had made this amazing itinerary for us and we were ready to go on our Turkey trip from Mumbai.
A Look At Our Holiday Package
Cost: INR 428650
Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights
No. Of People: 4 Adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, English Speaking Guide, Visa, Sightseeing / Tours, Airport Transfer
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Museum Fees / Entrance Charges, Government Taxes / VAT, Private Tours, Regular SIC Tours
Travel Agent from TravelTriangle: Travel Troops Global Pvt Ltd
Our Days Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival, Check-in, Grand Bazaar
Day 2: Bosphorus Cruise and Golden Horn Tour
Day 3: Full day Tour
Day 4: Transfer to Antalya
Day 5: Pamukkale
Day 6: Transfer to Goreme, Check-in
Day 7: Cappadocia Blue Tour
Day 8: Cappadocia Blue Tour – Underground City
Day 9: Transfer to Istanbul, Check-in
Day 10: Departure
Turkey In September
Throughout our trip, the weather was absolutely perfect. We enjoyed roaming out and exploring every nook and corner of this place. Turkey’s weather in September is truly a great time to visit this place.
Top Places We Visited During Our 10 days Trip
Istanbul was our first destination in Turkey. Since there is so much to see we started exploring the city immediately upon our arrival. During our stay here we explore Bosphorus, Holden Horn, Eyup Sultan Mosque, Church St. Stephen of the Bulgars and more. We fell in love with the grandness of the Blue Mosque which left us in complete awe. Another highlight of the trip was Topkapi Palace.
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Our days in Antalya were just super relaxing. It is known for its hot water springs and we really did enjoy here and super relaxed. The next place we visited here was Hierapolis which is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The enchanting ruins really do transport you back to the era gone by.
Gerome, we explored a lot of places. Our favorite was definitely Cappadocia which is popular for the Hote air balloon rides. Here we also ticked off famous places like fairy Chimneys of Ucguzeller, Red Valley, Pigeon Vally and more. We also loved to explore Kayamaki Underground City which is one of a kind and is an absolute must-visit and Cavusin Village.
Our Hotels In Turkey
During our vacation in Turkey, we stayed in multiple hotels and here’s how our stay was.
1. Sunrise Hotel
This was a very nice hotel where we really enjoyed our days. Everything was up to the mark especially the breakfast.
2. Mediterra Art Hotel
We loved the hospitality of this hotel. The staff was very helpful and took care of all our needs. The room was spacious and well-equipped.
3. Stone House Cave Hotel
This was clearly one of the highlights of the vacation. This place was unlike any other and we truly loved it. It had such a rustic look and was perfect to relax in after a hectic day of exploring.
Our Budget For The Trip
Apart from the budget of the package, we spent 60K more on personal things like shopping and dining. Turkey has so much to see and buy that we really did enjoy our vacation here.
Our Journey To Turkey
We took a flight to Turkey from Mumbai. It was a very comfortable flight during which all of us kept dreaming about the land we were going to explore.
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Most of our shopping was done in Istanbul. Grand Bazaar is the best place to buy traditional things like baklava, Turkish Delight and Turkish tea. Other than this there a lot of things to buy in Turkey that people would fancy.
Food in Turkey is absolutely great. Turkish food can be found in every corner. We really did have a feast during every meal. But if I would have to recommend something then I will suggest Pasha restaurant and Cafe in Goreme. There are several Indian restaurants in Turkey that people can enjoy if craving desi food.
What To Pack For Turkey Trip
- Carry comfortable walking shoes as you would have to walk a lot
- Carry a first aid box
- If visiting in summers, do not forget to carry sunscreen
Dos And Donts In Turkey
- When visiting a mosque do wear modest clothes
- Don’t walk in front of a person who is praying
- Public affection is not looked kindly
- Be courteous and remember some polite phrases
Tips For Traveling To Turkey
- You need to bargain at Grand Bazar
- Don’t visit Cappodocia in and around the Chinese new year because the city would be flooded with Chinese people. And you might pay double the charges for hot air balloon
- When visiting a mosque, cover your shoulders and knees
- Use public transport across turkey as it is cheaper and convenient
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was great. We could not have asked for more. The agents were all-time present to help us and to provide us with whatever we needed. They made sure to meet all our requirements and added all the best places in Turkey in our itinerary.
This 10 days Turkey trip from Mumbai was truly wonderful. We saw all the best places in Turkey and enjoyed every bit of the holiday. On this trip, we really did make beautiful memories that are going to stay with us forever. If after reading our travel tale you too are wanderlusting then wait no more, and book your trip to Turkey with TravelTriangle.
Common Questions You May Want To Know
A. The budget solely depends upon the number of days one has decided to stay in turkey including the hotels and experiences chosen.
A. April to May and September to Mid-November are the ideal months to visit Turkey.
A. Yes, it is safe to travel to Turkey but it is always advisable to be vigilant when out.
A. Indian citizens do need an electronic or sticker visa to visit Turkey.
A. Some of the must-try turkey dishes are:
1. İskender Kebab
3. Shish Kebab
5. Turkish Apple Tea