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Turkey is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles.
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Turkey - General information

Location
Middle East
Capital
Ankara
Area
783,562 km²
Currency
Turkish lira
Best time to visit
Apr to May, Sep to Nov
Country code
+90
Population
8.3 crores
Language
Turkish
Sports
Basketball and Volleyball
Turkey Flag
Vacation spots
Pergamum, Cruising the Mediterranean, Aspendos, Ani, Mount Nemrut, Sumela Monastery, Pamukkale, Topkapı Palace, Cappadocia, Aya Sofya.

Travel to Turkey – Overview

Turkey is fast becoming a reasonably popular destination for the Indian outbound travellers, with almost 2 lacs Indians visiting there in 2018. The growth of the Indians visiting Turkey has been at a health 25% year on year.

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  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
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Location / Language of Turkey

Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city and is considered the commercial capital, but more central Ankara is the national capital. The country covers an area of 7.8 lac sq km and has a population of around 80 million.

The languages of Turkey, apart from the only official language Turkish, include the widespread Kurmanji, the moderately prevalent minority languages Arabic and Zazaki.
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)

Indian nationals holding a regular passport, regardless of length of stay in the Turkey, require a visa to enter Turkey.

Currency : Turkish Lira (TRY)
Conversion :Rs.1 INR = 0.086 TRY
1 TRY = Rs.11.61 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Turkey

  1. Blue Mosque - The Blue Mosque in Istanbul is considered by many to be the last “great mosque” of the Ottoman Empire era, and its awe-inspiring splendor leaves little doubt.
  2. The Church of Hagia Sophia – In Istanbul is nothing short of an architectural masterpiece which continues to attract tourists from around the world to this day.
  3. The Topkapi Palace – In Istanbul, it might be a museum and a popular tourist attraction these days, but for approximately 400 years, it was home to the Ottoman sultans.
  4. Cappadocia –The surreal, swooping rock valleys of Cappadocia have cliff ridges and hill crests and is home to rippling panoramas of wave-like rock or wacky-shaped pinnacles that have been formed by millennia of wind and water action.
  5. Mount Nemrut – This weird place has to be one of Turkey's most peculiar archaeological sites, Mount Nemrut's summit funerary mound is scattered with the broken remnants of once mammoth statues.
  6. Basilica Cistern – An ancient an underground wonder and one of Istanbul’s best Byzantine sites, this former water storage chamber is composed of imposing columns, vaulted ceilings and even ornate carvings of the ancient gods.
  7. Pamukkale – The pure white travertine terraces of Pamukkale ("Cotton Castle" in English) cascade down the slope looking like an out-of-place snowfield amid the green landscape.
  8. Goreme Museum – The Open-Air Museum at Goreme doesn’t house any old collections, and you won’t see rows of glass covered displays. Instead, you’ll see rock churches.
  9. Aspendos – The jaw-dropping mammoth bulk of the Roman Theater of Aspendos celebrates the pomp and ceremony of Marcus Aurelius' rule.
  10. Ephesus in Izmir – Ephesus in Izmir was founded in the Classical Greek period and by the 1st century BC it had grown into one of the most formidable cities in the region was one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Things You Must Do in Turkey

  1. Taking the Bosphorus Cruise – Flowing from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait is a quintessential Turkish experience
  2. Shopping at Grand Bazaar – The Grand Bazaar or the Kapali Carsi is the go-to-market to find the best of gifts, souvenirs, essentials and fripperies in Istanbul.
  3. Walk Around Taksim Square – A gathering spot for locals, here one can attend public celebrations and parades. As the night draws closer, this entire place is lit with colourful lights.
  4. Hot Air Balloon Ride at Cappadocia – Attending one of the Hot Air Balloon rides, a must do activity in Cappadocia.
  5. Istanbul Hop On Hop Off Bus - There is no better way to see Istanbul than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. See top Istanbul attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour.
Food on the Plate

The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy. Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Vegetables commonly consumed include Spinach, pumpkins, turnips, radishes, tomatoes, river weed, onions and green beans. Pork, beef and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Turkey

  1. Taking the Bosphorus Cruise – Flowing from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait is a quintessential Turkish experience
  2. Shopping at Grand Bazaar – The Grand Bazaar or the Kapali Carsi is the go-to-market to find the best of gifts, souvenirs, essentials and fripperies in Istanbul.
  3. Walk Around Taksim Square – A gathering spot for locals, here one can attend public celebrations and parades. As the night draws closer, this entire place is lit with colourful lights.
  4. Hot Air Balloon Ride at Cappadocia – Attending one of the Hot Air Balloon rides, a must do activity in Cappadocia.
  5. Istanbul Hop On Hop Off Bus - There is no better way to see Istanbul than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. See top Istanbul attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 31 Insured Age 64
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 Turkey

Cappadocia
Cappadocia
Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive "fairy chimneys," tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley.
Bodrum
Bodrum
Located in the southern Aegean region of Turkey, Bodrum was once home to the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Marmaris
Marmaris
Marmaris is a Mediterranean resort town.It's known for its lively nightlife on Bar Street, which is home to open-air clubs and music venues.

Antalya
Antalya
Nestled along the beautiful Turkish Riviera on the Mediterranean coastline, Antalya is a large, vibrant city welcoming tourists with numerous resorts, hotels, bars and restaurants.

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