Flights to Morocco – Relive the Stories of the Arabian Nights
Recall the locations from the movies ‘Adventures of Tintin’ and ‘Gladiator’, and the famous stories of Arabian Nights, which had you regaled as a child. If you want to
experience them for real, a visit to Morocco must top your list. An amazing blend of culture and natural beauty, Morocco has numerous beautiful beaches and picturesque
mosques for visitors to explore. The capital city Rabat, with its palaces, museums, gardens, and mausoleums, sets the perfect example of the mastery of the unique
Best time to visit Morocco
The coastal areas of Morocco have a moderate climate, owing to the cool breeze from the Mediterranean and Atlantic seas. The land-locked regions, however, experience a
relatively extreme climate, with hot summers (June to August) and cold winters (December to January). The best time to visit the country is during the months of April
and May. The yearly Gnaoua Music Festival, which hosts music lovers from across Europe, is another major reason to visit Morocco in the month of May.
How to reach Morocco
There are no direct flights from India to the major cities of Morocco. Most of the airlines have layovers at Abu Dhabi or at popular European cities like Paris and
Amsterdam. Rabat-Sal? Airport in the capital city of Rabat is served by most international airlines like Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air France, Jet Airways, British
Airways, Air India, Vistara, Turkish Airlines, etc. You can also opt for connecting flights from London to reach Morocco. Casablanca Airport is the busiest airport,
while Marrakesh, Agadir, and Tangiers are other major airports of the country.
Accommodation in Morocco
Morocco has various luxury hotels, including 3-star and 5-star hotels which offer a comfortable stay. In case you do not want to spend much on accommodation, several
budget hotels are available as well. The average hotel price in cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, and Essaouira, and Fez, ranges from INR 3,000 to INR 25,000 and
above. The most popular accommodation options in Morocco are raids, which are stylishly done Medieval-Period Medina townhouses built around gardens. The country also
offers hostels for backpackers.
Best places to visit in Morocco
If you are inclined towards heritage and culture, then Morocco is a must-visit. The traditional dance forms, music, and the legacy of the Arabs make it one of a kind.
Besides, its beguiling beaches work as the icing on the cake.
The capital city of Morocco is undoubtedly a myriad of constructional wonders. Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Chellah, Kasbah des Oudaias, Hassan Tower, Medina of Rabat, the
Royal Palace of Rabat, Oudaia Museum, and Assounna Mosque are some of the most popular tourist attractions that the city offers.
The sea-side Hassan II Mosque in the port city of Casablanca, is a site which will captivate you. In addition, the cultural tours organized here are an experience
never to miss.
If water sports excite you, your vacation list must include a visit to Essaouira. The place offers sports like paragliding, parasailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc.
Essaouira Beach is another tourist attraction in the city.
Bou Inania Madrasa, Ibn Danan Synagogue, and Der el Makhzen are spots worth visiting in Fez.
What to shop for in Morocco
When in Morocco, you can shop for Argan oil, Moroccan ceramics, handmade Moroccan lanterns and lamps, handmade metal works, spices, and dried dates. If the luggage you
return with is no issue, you can also take home rugs and carpets with traditional Moroccan patterns.
Culinary delights of Morocco
Tagine tops the list of the authentic dishes of Morocco. It is known for the conical clay pot in which it is cooked. Couscous, Pastilla, Harira, and Tanjia are other
must-try dishes offered in the country.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Morocco?
From India, Etihad Airways and Emirates offer the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Morocco?
India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Morocco.
•What is the time taken to reach Casablanca from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Casablanca – 16 hours
Kolkata to Casablanca – 15 hours
Mumbai to Casablanca – 15 hours and 45 minutes
Bangalore to Casablanca – 15 hours and 15 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Casablanca?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Casablanca from Delhi are at Paris, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, and Mumbai.
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