Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs. One of the earliest places where civilizations came into existence, Egypt is one of the most stunning countries you will come across. Look past the political unrest that has grasped the country in the last few years, and you have a world that is full of beauty and historical significance. The country breathes history and you will find it there, in every corner.
But when most Indians travel there, they get confused about which places to see and which to give a miss. Considering that there are too many things to see, and unfortunately none of us have that much time to spare, here is a list of the places you should visit.
The great pyramids of Giza
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the quintessential Egyptian landmark is old, full of historical relevance and arguably the most popular site in the country. Almost 4600 years old, the incredible site will soak you in its beauty, especially at sunset.
Extra Tip– Take a camel ride to the top of the hill to see the three pyramids in alignment.
The Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx of Giza, the half human and half lion, has a lot of significance in the Egyptian culture and means “the terrifying one”. It is located on the west bank of Nile, opposite the Khafre Pyramid. Be ready to blown out of your mind!
Tip- The Sphinx is in the same complex as the Great Pyramids. So you don’t have to pay anything extra.
Located on the bank of Nile, the Temple of Luxor is as impressive as the word can get. The sphinx lined walkways and the golden lights around the temple get magnificent as night falls.
Extra Tip- Just go there!
Egyptian Museum of Cairo
With almost 100,000 ancient antiques from all over the world on display, some of them even date back to 3500 BC. So be ready to get lost in the labyrinth of relics that forms a part of this renowned museum.
Extra tip- Cameras are not allowed inside, so don’t even try to sneak them in. they are pretty serious about their rules.
Valley of Kings and Queens
With almost 60 Pharaohs and 100 Queens and royal children buried in here, The Valley of the Kings and Queens are well-preserved and spectacular with their stunning art work.
To remember- Out of all the tombs here, you can enter only 7 of them (that is out of 160 just saying!)
Aswan High Dam
Considered to be an engineering marvel, Aswan High Dam is a collaborative work of the Egyptian government with other authorities in the world. The dam was constructed to control the flooding of Nile.
Tip- The dam provides electricity to almost half of Egypt. Truly a marvel!
Philae and Temple of Isis
Dedicated to the Goddess of Fertility, Isis, The Temple of Isis is one of the most beautiful places you will see in the entire of Egypt. There are boats plying to the island of Philae from Aswan High Dam where it is located.
Extra Tip- There is a light and sound show here every night of the week. DO NOT MISS IT!
One of the most iconic monuments in Egypt, Abu Simbel is the location of the Temple of Ramses II and his wife Nefertiti. It is astoundingly beautiful.
To remember- It is extremely difficult to get to Abu Simbel. Travel agencies Kolkata will have arrangements made, as convoys leave three times a day. Pick your time according to your convenience, but do not be late or you miss it completely. Also leave early morning to avoid the heat.
River Cruise down the River Nile
When in Egypt, cruising down River Nile is a necessary. There are two types of boats available- Felucca boat or a cruise ship. While the former offers a more traditional Egyptian experience, the latter has more facilities to offer.
Tip- Make your choice before you leave for there are chances you might not get what you are looking for.
To conclude, there is nothing to say much. Once you visit Egypt, you will understand the point of this article. It is going to get hot, so be prepared. Keep yourself hydrated. Get lucrative deals from Kolkata tours and travels agencies. This will be the trip of a lifetime.