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Neerja Parikh

Neerja Parikh4.3/5

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An interesting experience

Cappadocia is a city one must visit when planning Turkey . . The geographical topography of the place when you reach and see the mounds all over are quite fascinating !. It has a lot of cave hotels and staying in those are an interesting experience It is a city of hot air balloons, if you are lucky and the weather permits 2 days is more than enough to visit this charming city

Neerja Parikh

Neerja Parikh4.3/5

6 reviews

Miss Neerja parikh

Cappadocia is a city one must visit when planning Turkey . . The geographical topography of the place when you reach and see the mounds all over are quite fascinating !. It has a lot of cave hotels and staying in those are an interesting experience It is a city of hot air balloons, if you are lucky and the weather permits 2 days is more than enough to visit this charming city

Cappadocia Overview

Cappadocia, located in central Turkey, occupies a major portion of the Nevsehir Province. Used traditionally in Christian sources throughout history, the name Cappadocia is prevalent even today and is used in international tourism to define a place which has incomparable natural wonders. Characteristic of a unique historical and cultural heritage, the city of Cappadocia is a popular tourist destination of Turkey.

In the past, the central Asian province of Cappadocia was home to the ancient Hittite culture in the Bronze Age. The eastern region of this inland territory was mountainous and heavily influenced by volcanic activity. On the west were flatter plains, located on high plateaus.

In 1750 B.C., the city was taken over from the Hittites by various invading factions, such as the Phrygians and Cimmerians. From the mid of 6th century B.C., Persians came to power and ruled the city for over 200 years. It was during the reign of the Persians that Cappadocia was identified as the ‘Land of Beautiful Horses’.

From Persians, the territory went into the hands of the Macedonian king, Alexander the Great. After his death in 323 B.C., the administration of Cappadocia came under the Ariarathes dynasty. During their reign until 93 B.C., Cappadocia developed cordial relations with Rome that lasted for the next two centuries.

After the victory of Pompey in 63 B.C., Cappadocia was established as an independent state led under a new king. This independence was maintained until 17 A.D., when Emperor Tiberius formally made Cappadocia part of the official province of the Byzantine Empire.

Before Christianity was accepted as a religion, Cappadocia was used by the early Christians as a hiding place to escape from Roman soldiers. The several underground cities within Cappadocia served as home to Cappadocian Fathers of the 4th century. Following them were the Patriarch of Constantinople and John of Cappadocia (517 - 520 A.D.).

In 647 A.D. Cappadocia was invaded by the Arabs, and later came under the domination of the Seljuks in 1072. The city was occupied by the Ottoman Empire in 1399. Centuries later, Cappadocia became part of modern Turkey.

Famous for its areas and landscapes with unique geological, historic and cultural features, the city today is one of the popular destinations in central Turkey. It is best to visit this city during autumn and spring, from April to June and September to October respectively. The temperature is usually moderate during these months and remains favourable for outdoor activities like hiking and hot air ballooning.

Photos of Cappadocia

Kaymakli Underground City, Cappadocia

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Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

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Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia
Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

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Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia
Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

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Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia

Getting to Cappadocia

visa

Visa: Prior application

Cost: USD 43 (₹ 3,053 approx)

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Transit

Transit time: 14 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 17,643 per person

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