Turkey is the 6th most popular travel destination in the world, welcoming more than 38 million visitors every year.
Turkey has a unique strategic position at the crossroads of East and West which endows this country with nearly ten-thousand years of history.
As part of Asia and part of Europe, Turkey has remarkably wide climatic and geographical variations.
Due to its location, surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey has always been the center of great trade, silk and spice routes.
As Turkish landscape encompasses a vast variety of geographical zone, it has the combined characteristics of the three continents of the world: Europe, Africa and Asia.
Why is Turkey the perfect destination for Indian weddings?
Turkey is the world’s preferred place to go for overseas weddings and is just around 4-5 hour of air travel from Delhi, Mumbai andother major cities of India and Europe.
All brides and groom wish to have an unforgettable wedding and in Turkey, featuring its beautiful coastline, abundant tradition, enticing food, urbanized towns and highly developed tourism makes it the favorite wedding destination.
Turkey is growing its popularity as a wedding destination as people look for some friendly, beautiful, culturally rich surroundings, modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting.
Here are nine reasons why Turkey should be your wedding destination:
Land of Hospitality
Turkish hospitality is an ages-old tradition of welcoming travelers, whatever religion you are from, whichever country you comefrom, whatever language you speak, you are God's Guest, so you deserve to be welcomed in the best manner.
Hospitality is one of the cornerstones of the Turkish way of life. Turkish people are the most gracious and generous hosts as a result of their natural instincts. In every corner of the country such a traditional hospitality will meet you. Every individual feels bound to honor his guest in the best possible manner. Turkish people are very understanding about foreigners' different customs and they try to communicate in order to help visitors according to their code of hospitality.
Turkey is fabulous for shopping at all price points with open-air markets, covered Turkish bazaars and chic boutiques everywhere. Authentic or contemporary gifts, fine heritage products, antiques, books, old maps&prints, brass, copper, silver, gold, hand painted ceramics, organic towels, carpets, kilims, jewelry, spice, leather apparel, meerschaum, Turkish evely eye beads, silk scarves, inlaid wood are among the favorites.
Turkey has a rich culinary culture. Turkish cuisine is varied and delicious, based on fresh vegetables, seasonal produce and vibrant spices. In Turkey, you will enjoy classic Ottoman cuisine, the traditional Turkish dishes, flavorful mezzes, a great variety of eggplant dishes, salads, types of kebab, grilled fish, yoghurts, and the best baklava.
When you travel to Turkey, you should experience a historic Turkish bath (hamam), built by the sultans with beautiful works of Ottoman architecture made of fine marble with rich decoration.
In Ottoman times, hamams were social centers. Turkish people still reserve time for a weekly treatment (steam-scrub-soaping-oil massage and access to the bath for as long as you like) at a hamam, followed by an hour's relaxation, tea, sherbet or Turkish coffee, and conversation with friends.
Value for Money
Hotels price their rooms and Food&Beverage services in dollars or euros. Those prices may stay the same.
Costs priced in Turkish liras, such as restaurant meals, transportation and inbound airfares will probably be lower for visitors converting euros and dollars to liras. You may choose the hotel, venue, restaurants and other services from budget to moderate, comfort class or deluxe. We connect our clients to unique experiences, at any price point.
Receiving a Turkish visa is not difficult: you simply need a passport having at least 6 months’ validity plus to adhere to an easy process. Some visitors depending on the nationality and passport type will require a temporary Visa to enter Turkey.
To determine if you require a visa, please visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa.
We recommend that you apply for your visa in advance to your travel, using the easy and convenient online service https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en.
Time Zone, Weather & Climate
Turkey has seven distinct geographic weather and climatic regions.
Istanbul: Due to its vast size, diverse topography, and maritime location, Istanbul exhibits microclimates. During the summer months (June-July_August), high temperatures average around 29 °C (84 °F) and rainfall is uncommon. Spring and autumn are mild. The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea have a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.
Time zone of Turkey is EET (UTC +2)
Proximity to India
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart, is merely 5 hours of air travel away from India’s major international airports.
Turkish Airlines, flag carrier of Turkey since 1933, was selected by Skytrax as Europe’s best airline for three consecutive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013. It has been a member of the Star Alliance network since 1 April 2008.
Turkish Airlines operates scheduled services to 41 domestic and 202 international airports in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. With 243 destinations, the airline is the fourth-largest carrier in the world by number of destinations. Turkish Airlines offers daily flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to Istanbul.