Turkey ( Europe )
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Istanbul is categorised as Heritage

Beylerbeyi Palace (Photo Courtesy: Alexxx1979)
Beylerbeyi Palace Interior (Photo Courtesy: Edal)
Byzantine Hippodrome
Hagia Sophia (Photo Courtesy: Arild Vågen)
Interior View of Hagia Sophia (Photo Courtesy: Christophe Meneboeuf)
Rustem Pasha Mosque
Tokapi Palace (Photo Courtesy: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen)
Bosphorus Cruise - Photo Courtesy MKT Istanbul
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 November 2008)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 November 2008)

Reasons to Visit
  • Istanbul is capital of Turkey and typical Air arrival point for any traveller to Turkey.
  • Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, has a number of major attractions derived from its huge historical status as capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
  • Istanbul has also recently became one of the biggest shopping centers of European region by hosting malls and shopping centers.
  • Istanbul is fourth holiest city for Islam. The city is full of museums and cultural events.
  • Istanbul home to world's largest miniature park.
  • Istanbul is partly in Asian continent and partly in Europe. Asian and Europe parts are seperated by Bosphorus Strait
  • Istanbul one of the most important tourism spots of Turkey and a renowned getaway for its restaurants, shopping and old city experiences.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Istanbul
  • Istanbul is connected by Air with Mumbai, New Delhi

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    The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul and one of the most visited tourist destination. Mosque offers stunning views. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has one main dome, six minarets, and eight secondary domes. Architecturally the mosque is one of the most impressive structures in Turkey.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul's most important landmarks. For almost 1000years, Hagia Sophia, or 'the Church of Divine Wisdom' was considered as one of the greatest church in the world. The church was designed to show the world the strength and the wealth of the Byzantine Emperors, and the finest of materials were used in its construction. The last Christian service to be held in Hagia Sophia was on 28 May 1453, before the Turks took over Istanbul. The Turks immediately converted it to an imperial mosque.
    Roman Catholic Church
    Topkapi Palace is a large palace in Istanbul that was the former residence and seat of governance of the Ottoman Turks for almost 400 years. In 1924, the palace was converted into a museum that is home to some of the most important holy relics of Islam, including Mohammed's cloak and sword. The palace complex itself was a miniature city that consisted of mosques, libraries, stables, harems, kitchens, treasuries etc. At its glory the palace complex was home to over 4000 people.
    Rustem Pasha Mosque is one of the finest mosques in Istanbul built the 16th century. Located in an old and bustling market areathe mosque was built by Rustem Pasha, the Grand vizier and son-in-law of Suleyman the Magnificent. The mosque is famous for its beautiful Iznik tiles with intricate designs that adorn the walls of the mosque.
    Mosque or Dargah
    İstiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street is one of the most high streets of Istanbul sporting an old city character. The street is about 1.5 kms long with exquisite boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafés, pubs etc around it alongwith Ottoman era buildings
    High Street, Old City
    The Byzantine Hippodrome was the epicentre of Istanbul's political and sporting life for over 1000 years. During its glory, the hippodrome was adorned with obelisks and statues. Most popular event held at the hippodrome during its heyday was chariot racing and huge bets were placed on the teams that were sponsored by different political parties. Today only few fragments of the original hippodrome have survived.
    Historic Site
    Located at 263m above sea level, Camlica Hill is the highest point in Istanbul offering fantastic views of the city and the Bosphorus. The hill is home to a beautiful hilltop park covered with pine trees. The hill has often served as an inspiration for writers and poets and has been mentioned in many Turkish poems and songs. The hill is also home to many cafés and bistros.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    Beylerbeyi Palace is a small yet lavish palace located in the Asian shore of the Bosphorus that served as the Summer Palace for the Ottoman Emperors. The palace interior is home to beautiful ornate designs, Bohemian crystal chandeliers, Sevres and Chinese vases. The palace was often used to guesthouse for the royal guests.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
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    Bosphorus cruise is a popular tourist excursion where boats navigate navigate through the Bosphorus strait offer guests great views of the Istanbul
    Sunset Cruise

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Airport in Istanbul
  • Atatrk International Airport ( IST ) , Istanbul
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