Flights to Jordan – Explore the Nomadic Culture
While talking about Jordan, what strikes youfirst is its charming landscape, the abundance of nature, the historical monuments, and the ancient ruins. Additionally, the country has set an example in modernism and development in recent times. As a first-timer to the country, you will be moved by its hospitality, which has its root in the Bedouin (nomadic) culture originated in Jordan. Wherever you go, the words ‘Ahlan wa Sahlan’ (hello and welcome) will follow. That’s not all, Jordan has a rich heritage when it comes to food. With authentic flavors, the place has an array of delicacies to offer to all food lovers.
Best time to visit Jordan
Located between the Arabian desert and the Mediterranean area, Jordan experiences long, hot, and dry summers and cool, short winters. The best time to visit Jordan is during the spring season from March to May. The flowers start blooming and the hills are filled with greenery during this time of the year. The weather predominantly remains warm to hot, with light showers.
How to reach Jordan
From India, there are no direct international flights to Jordan. However, you can opt for airlines with stopovers, such as Jet Airways, Air India, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air Arabia, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, etc. Queen Alia International Airport is the main international airport of Jordan, located in its capital city, Amman. Cabs and buses are easily available from the airport to the city center. The country has another international airport located in Aqaba.
Hotels in Jordan
Hotels in Amman vary from cheap, expensive to luxurious ones. Their prices range from INR 1,000 to INR 12,000 and above, per night. If you want to save on the accommodation cost, you can opt for the mid-range hotels, which are safe and provide all the basic facilities. Avoid staying at budget hotels, especially if you are a woman, since they could raise a safety concern.
Places to visit in Jordan
Jordan offers its tourists the best of modern, historical, and natural marvels! The Dead Sea area of Jordan is a major tourist attraction, being home to scenic caves, exquisite spas, and beautiful beaches. Contrary to what people assume, the Dead Sea is actually a lake! The highly saline properties of the lake make it one of the few such destinations in the world. Floating in the water to soak up the rich minerals, while absorbing the gentle sunrays of Jordanian sun, is an activity that travelers love to indulge in.
A modern city with an ancient feel, Amman offers a great combination of museums, churches, mosques, and theaters for tourists to visit. Roman Theater, King Abdullah I Mosque, Royal Automobile Museum, Amman Citadel Museum, Jordan Archeological Museum, and Byzantine Church, are places worth visiting in the city. Aqaba provides various options for recreation with its amusement parks.
Must-buys in Jordan
When in Jordan, make sure you take home some tribal jewelry from Bedouins tribal tents. Bedouin dresses, creams, and perfumes are other popular must-buy items. You can also explore the market for bottle-enclosed sand art, ceramics, inlay work, and mosaic artwork.
What to eat in Jordan
Mansaf is a traditional dish made from rice and lamb, and is a must-try item for everyone visiting the country. You can also try Mezze, Zarb, and Knafeh, which are cooked with old-style techniques and give you a fair idea about the lip-smacking flavors in this part of the world.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Jordan?
From India, Air Arabia, and Saudi Arabian Airlines offer the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Jordan?
India is 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Jordan.
•What is the average time taken to reach Amman from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Amman – 9 hours 20 minutes
Kolkata to Amman – 30 hours 50 minutes
Mumbai to Amman – 7 hours and 15 minutes
Bangalore to Amman – 8 hours and 45 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Amman?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Amman from Delhi, are Jeddah, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Bahrain.
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