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Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and the east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and Palestine to the west.
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Jordan - General information

Location
Middle East
Capital
Amman
Area
89,342 km²
Currency
Jordanian dinar
Best time to visit
Mar to May, Sep to Feb
Country code
+962
Population
1.01 crores
Language
Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic
Sports
Football and volleyball
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Vacation spots
Shobak, Zarqa, Irbid, Ajloun, Madaba, Dana Nature Reserve, Mujib Nature Reserve, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Al-Maghtas, Petra.

Travel to Jordan – Overview

Jordan is an upcoming destination for the Indian traveller, looking for adventure, history and good food…as of now there were around 75,000 Indians who visited Jordan last year and this is certainly set to grow in the coming years.

  • Location
  • Visa Requirements
  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of Jordan

The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a small coastline to the Red Sea in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Spread across land area of approximately 90,000 sq kms, it is home to 9.2 million Japanese citizens with Amman as it's capital.

Arabic is the official language of Israel and spoken by almost the entire population but English is also taught and learnt by a large % of the younger population through the educational system.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

Jordan offers visa on arrival (upto two weeks) for International travellers, longer duration stays will require an advance visa to be endorsed onto the passport.

Jordan is one of the countries that offers visa on arrival for a 2 week stay to Indian tourists with Indian passports. For a longer duration, they will need to apply for a visa through the agency channel.

Currency : Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Conversion :Rs.1 INR = 0,0102 JOD
1 JOD = Rs.98.5 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Jordan

  1. The Treasury (El Khazneh) at Petra - The Treasury is the most celebrated monument at ancient Petra – was voted as being one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Carved in the 1st century B.C. for an important Nabataean king, the enormous façade draws its artistic influences from ancient Alexandria and is breath taking in its scale and grandeur.
  2. Wadi Dana Biosphere Reserve – Jordan’s largest nature reserve covers 320 km2 of rugged and beautiful landscape along the face of the Jordan Rift Valley.
  3. Roman City of Jerash - Jerash is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. The modern visitor will find complete theatres, extensive wheel rutted colonnaded streets, an enormous Triumphal Arch, and a Hippodrome where Roman Army, Gladiatorial, and Chariot Racing re-enactments take place.
  4. Mosaics at Madaba - The bustling Ottoman period town of Madaba is noted for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics. St. George’s Church houses a famous 6th century mosaic map, while the Madaba archaeological park preserves a number of recently discovered masterpieces.
  5. Red Desert of Wadi Rum - Rum is a timeless and starkly beautiful place where massive, uniquely shaped mountains rise out of the red desert.
  6. Mount Nebo - Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 710 metres above sea level, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.
  7. The Monastery (Ed Deir) at Petra - Petra’s largest monument and may have been dedicated to the Nabataean king Obodas 1 who reigned in the 1st century B.C. Best seen in the afternoon sunlight, the Monastery requires some effort to reach.
  8. Qasr Amra and the Desert Castles – The isolated Desert Castles will take you off the beaten track into the wilderness and back to the beginning of the Islamic period of Jordanian history.
  9. The Dead Sea - The Dead Sea is the world’s oldest natural spa, and is situated at more than 360 metres below sea-level. High Saltiness makes it impossible for marine life.
  10. Castle of Kerak – The huge Crusader and Mamluk castle of Kerak with its awe-inspiring ring of walls and towers has been a fortress since Biblical times.
Things You Must Do in Jordan

  1. Enjoy the Exotic Middle East – From exotic belly dancers to hummus-filled dinners and fruit-flavoured water pipes, Jordan is the best place to enjoy the best that the Middle-East.
  2. Experience Bedouin Hospitality - No visit to Jordan is complete without enjoying the incredible Bedouin hospitality as they enchant all of your senses with stories of their ancestors.
  3. Be Amazed by the Sunset at Tala Bay - Tala Bay is a special zone located a few minutes outside of Aqaba and close to the Saudi Arabian border.
  4. Float on the Dead Sea – Given the high saltiness of the ater in the Dead Sea, one can float like a mermaid while enjoying a drink and reading the newspaper..
  5. Stroll through the Citadel in Amman - It is neat to learn about which designs were Roman and which were Greek ruins as they took their turns running this town..
Food on the Plate

Jordanian cuisine is a traditional style of food preparation, ranging from baking, sautéing and grilling to stuffing of vegetables, meat, and poultry. Also common in Jordanian cuisine is roasting or preparing foods with special sauces.

Must try Jordanian food include:
  • Falafel
  • Moutabel - Roasted Eggplant
  • Labneh – Labneh, which is also known as strained yoghurt, is a very thick, creamy yoghurt,
  • Galayet Bandora - This dish includes tomatoes which are stewed until soft and pureed, with a few seasonings like garlic, olive oil, and salt.
  • Hummus
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Jordan

Indian travellers visiting Jordan can buy overseas travel insurance as it covers emergency medical and travel expenses. It would cover hospitalization expenses due to sudden sickness or injuries, expenses due to trip delay or interruption, loss of passport or baggage. India Travel insurance for visiting Jordan is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Jordon travel health insurance should be purchased for “Excluding Americas”.

Illustration for 15 days International medical insurance for travel to Jordan.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 28 Insured Age 61
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

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Popular tourist destinations in Jordan

Petra
Petra
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom.
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin.
Shoubak
Shoubak
At one of the highest elevations above sea level in Jordan, this municipality is famous for apple and fruit farms. The Crusader castle Montreal is located in Shoubak.

Dana Nature Reserve
Dana Nature Reserve
Dana Biosphere Reserve was founded in 1989 in the area in and around the Dana village and Wadi Dana comprising 308 square kilometres.

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