Turkey Ratings & Reviews

Shruti Shergill

Shruti Shergill

4 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Put Turkey on top of that bucket list and thank me later !!

I wouldn't lie that I wasn't planning to go around turkey and like many travellers, was just planning to stay in Istanbul before I could leave to Greece. Thank God, due to some reason Greece got cancelled and I got the opportunity to know Turkey better. First of all, Istanbul is splendid, stay near blue mosque and you could walk to almost all 5-6 main attractions but don't just stay or limit your trip to Istanbul, it's like coming to India and seeing only Delhi !! Small towns of amasya, kas, Oludeniz ... Are some hidden gems of the country. You can enjoy and know people better in smaller towns, taste their local cuisine and luckily these towns are much cheaper than bigger cities like Antalya or Cappadocia. The country is undoubtedly the food capital of the world. Don't be afraid to try new things, you will be amazed with the taste and flavours they put in. Do try manti and local cheese. They Mediterranean coast cities offers beautiful sunsets and some thrilling activities for travel junkies. And paragliding in oludeniz in one of the best thing I have tried. Every city offers different landscape, rich history, finger licking food that it was hard to pick our fav city out of all the 7 cities we travelled. Local Flights are dirt cheap infact sometimes less than bus fare. Only condition is to book in advance. So in short, if you are a travel ****, Trekker, foodie, beach lover or history lover ... You have to visit the country once.

Shreyata Sohni

Shreyata Sohniratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

1 reviewPosted 3 years ago

Best mix of History, Nature and Culture

I had been to Turkey for my Honeymoon in the Month of December, Its an off beat destination for honeymoon, but we enjoyed every bit of our stay there. We visited Ancient City of Ephesus, Istanbul, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia, Erciyes Mountain.

Highlight of our visit was Istanbul, a very young and happening city. For new years eve we decided to go to for Bosphorus Cruise, it was probably one of the most boring experiences I have ever had, a lot has to do with the kind of people we are and not the party as such.

Temperatures at cappadocia was -4 siring our stay there. Although we missed Hot Air Balloon ride at Capadocia due to bad weather, we enjoyed our visit to open air museum, rose valley garden.

Setu Gokani

Setu Gokaniratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Turkey : Land of multiple experiences

Why Travel to Turkey. Its one of those few countries that offers you a combination of history, culture, landscapes, world class beaches. A myriad of learning, fun, family holiday, romance, nightlife, business Must visit :. Istanbul : Financial City, history, Shopping, Total melting pot with cuisines, nightlife that can be compared to Paris, Prague, Barcelona etc. Must visit are the : Hagia Sophia Mosque, Bule mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabache Palace, The bosphorous cruise, the grand bazaar, Cistern, BELLY DANCING and last but not the least the Princes Island tour. The shopping and dining Istikalal Street is a world in itself Cappadocia :. Natures heaven to the formation of fairy chimneys . A Must stay is in a cave resort which offers cave rooms. Its an experience you'll never have in any other place in the world Must see and do are tunnels, sunrise in an HOT AIR BALLOON over the landscape cannot be put into words. The whirling dervishes show will take you to eternity and back. Pre dated churches etc. Pammukale. Stay in a hotel hat is close to the COTTON CASTLES which have a Thermal Spa. A day trip to Ephesus to watch the greek Roman Ruins are another thing not to be missed. A local delicacy which you can enjoy in the interiors is the GOZLEME AND THE DRINK AYRAN. Oludeniz ( this is one hidden jewel that offers more than the other beaches Not very commercial till yet, but the blue lagoon is beautiful unlike any place Must do is the Para sailing over the blue lagoon, jeep safari, 12 island Tours. As for gastronomy its world class local cuisines and a melting pot of international cuisines as well. As for the vegetarians, a must sample is the KUMPIR --- its a jacket potatoe with tons of veg fillings The quality of food, fruits, nuts, cheeses, mezzes etc is so good, it can only be personally sampled as there are no words to describe the same . For the Indian Travellers. Indian food availalble at most of the places. Advise to Travellers. BOOK your next trip to turkey and experience all of the above and much more yourself

Arundhati Balachandran

Arundhati Balachandranratingratingratingratingratingrating4.6/5

1 reviewPosted April 2014

Merhaba Turkiye! (Translates as Hello Turkey)

My BFF and I decided to go on a vacation to take a break from our rather mundane IT jobs last October. Istanbul as a tourist spot has been in the news recently and I decided to explore more about the city on the internet as Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit. The first thing that jumped at me was the exchange rate - 1 Turkish lira is 27 rupees. This was definitely attractive and affordable to a couple of 28 year old single women that wanted to explore the European continent for the first time . We decided to go on a guided group tour organized by a Turkish travel company (Fez Travel) that predominantly organized trips across the country with other laminated backpackers. The reason for choosing a guided tour was that, barring Istanbul, English wasn't spoken in most parts of Turkey and hence necessitated a guide. We were eventually more than happy that we got to meet people from Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and America on the same tour that lasted 10 days. Our guide added to the charm of our tour with his witty anecdotes and humor throughout the trip. Accommodation and breakfast was included in our tour package and we were mostly put up in 3 or 4 star hotels in every city. Our itinerary started out at Istanbul and then moved onto Gallipoli battlefields, Troy - the home of the famed Trojan horse, the ancient city of Ephesus famous for Turkey's carpet weaving, Pammukale's hot springs that have special therapeutic powers, Konya, Cappadocia, Turkey's capital city of Ankara and then back to Istanbul for our final farewell. My highlight of the trip was Cappadocia where I got to go on a hot air balloon ride one very early morning only to be welcomed back with champagne as soon as we got off the ride. The sweet buzz from the high altitudes followed by champagne at 8 am is something extraordinary and I would strongly recommend this to everybody travelling to Turkey The city of Istanbul is shared by both Asia and Europe and hence boasts of a diverse cultural treat. Sultanahmet, the old city of Istanbul has tourist attractions such as the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi palace overlooking the Marmara Sea which were a spectacular treat for the day. Right across the Bosphorus, a narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea was the new city lined with pubs, clubs, hookah (sheesha as they call it) bars and novel restaurants that were hip and happening at night. Turkish cuisine has so much to offer to anyone and everyone. I am vegetarian and I had a lot of options to choose from! Simit is a circular bread loaded with sesame seeds, widely eaten across Turkey for breakfast - if you are a bread lover; this is perfect comfort food for you. Olive oil is abundantly produced in Turkey and is generously used in salads, Turkish pizzas, gozlemes et all. The yogurt dip with cut cucumber is to die for as is dolma which has grape leaves stuffed with rice. If you have a sweet tooth, you have got to try the baklavas and kunefe. Baklavas are syrupy pastry sheets made with varied dry fruits and served with cream or ice cream that leaves you degassing and asking for more! The Turkish coffee and tea are highly popular among tourists and for those interested in the hard stuff, Yeni Raki (translating as Lion's Milk) is the national alcoholic beverage (45% proof) and tastes quite similar to Sambuca. If the baklavas hit you earlier, this drink is sure to knock you out As for shopaholics like me, the Grand Bazaar in the old city is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with over 3, 000 shops selling jewelry, clothes, bags, the very colorful Turkish lamps, spices, and souvenirs. This is where I got to know that the word Turquoise was Turkish and that this mineral was brought to Europe from Turkey in the 16th century I bought myself a harem ring that dates back to the Ottoman Empire which the emperors used to buy for their childbearing wives. Our guide from Fez told me that this ring will bring me luck in terms of love and that I'll be married soon. It might be a co-incidence that I met my husband right after my trip from Turkey and he had borrowed this very same ring to size my proposal ring a year after that! I guess I can just say that this was my most memorable vacation and that all's well that ends well :).

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Mehul  Mehta

Mehul Mehtaratingratingratingratingratingrating3.6/5

2 reviewsPosted December 2013

Istanbul and Cappadicia tour

Turkey is on the Border of Asia and Europe and has a bland of culture. It is an islamic country but not like middle east. It has a rich historic heritage . Istanbul the cultural heart of Turkey. Many places to visit but particularly Haga Sophia, Blue mosque, Grand market, Roman Hippodrome, millennium stone and Basilica cistern (locally known as Yara Baten. These places are all near by. One can walk and see them in a day. Next day for Topkapi palace and evening for Istical Ciddasi (Pronounce as Istikal Kiddashi) near Taksim Square. Ciddasi meand street. This is modern version of Istanbul. It is occupied by street singers and performers in the evening . Cappadocia (call it Kappadokia) is a place in terrain of soft stones. People lived in this region since time of Romans. Early Christians were hiding here from Romans. There are some cities in this region and houses and castle carved in soft stone mounts. Truly a wonderful sight. Stay at any hotel in town - Gerome (call it Gorama in Turkey rather than Urgup. Have an earley morning Balloon ride over spectecular region of Cappadocia. Take a walk to rose valley. Give at least two days to Cappadocia. Another destination near by - The green valley may be dropped . There are overnight buses operating between Istanbul and Cappadocia. Train is not a suitable option. Air travel is another option. Takes 2 Hr . . Food of Turkey is fusion of Asia and Europe. One can get vegetarian food on demand. Turkish pizzas are purely veg. Plenty of fruits .