Lying at the centre of one of the most fascinating regions on earth, Jordan is an enthralling mix of natural beauty, timeless tradition and cultural heritage. Its roots can even be traced back to the Old Testament as the place from which Moses first saw the Promised Land. But of course, it’s not just biblical prophets that inhabited this land throughout the centuries. Home to nomads, merchants of the exotic and the conquering armies of Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks, many of which left their mark on the landscape, none more so than the within the roman ruins found crumbling to this day. With numerous fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit, incredible food to sample and heaps of amazing culture to get to grips with, there has never been a better time to visit Jordan with the assistance of luxury tour operators in Gurgaon.
- Amman– Amman is the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and is built upon seven hills. The city is dotted with several historic sites dating from the Stone Age to the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras. Amman is now a modern and vibrant city, where the new gleaming white houses of downtown Amman blend with the remnants of ancient civilizations. Join the locals roasting meat at the Kebab stalls and sitting in tiny cafes where rich Arabian coffee is sipped in the afternoon sunshine in your luxury travels. The atmosphere conjures a mood straight from a thousand and one nights. In the souks you can bargain for fruit, perfume, gold or other exquisite luxuries of the Middle East.
- Petra- Hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains, Petra is arguably the best places to visit in Jordan. The rock-carved city of Petra is like visiting the time in the midst of an enigma. Petra was the capital of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom and was an important trading post. The Nabateans were instrumental in building an elaborate network of caravan routes and this build up became the gateway to get spices, incense, myrrh, gold, silver, and precious stones from India and Arabia, which were eventually traded onto the west. The wealth they acquired was used to adorn their city with palaces, temples, and arches. All in all, Petra is a place with insurmountable enchantment that captivates and excites the senses. More so because of the imposing size, rich textures and stunning surroundings create an ambiance almost impossible to describe.
- Jerash- About an hour North of Amman, situated near the city of Jerash, lies one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. The city’s many monuments still retain the atmosphere of the once-thriving metropolis, famous in its time for its magnificent temples, amphitheatres and plazas.
Aqaba- The city is nothing but magical thanks to the rugged purple mountains that subtly change in colour as the day unfolds. Aqaba is now a modern holiday resort with some good hotels and beaches, and excellent facilities for water sports and diving. The Red Sea coral and marine life is what attracts most holidaymakers to Aqaba and further down the coast are some of the most spectacular coral reefs to be found anywhere in the world. As the territory stretches many hundreds of meters wide, one gets to see the delicate build of hued corals among which live a myriad of brilliantly coloured fish.
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