Konya is Turkey's most well-preserved and oldest city. This city is famous for Jalaluddin Rumi. Rumi spent many years in Konya and wrote Philosophy on Love, Peace, God, and Life from this city. The city is full of great structures and natural beauty. Tourists coming to Konya must spend at least one day here. Let us know in brief about some beautiful sites present in Konya.

If you come to Konya, one place you should not miss is the Mevlana Museum. This museum has been dedicated to Rumi, his grave is here and other members of his family are also buried here. Those who do not know, let me tell you that Jalaluddin Rumi is a very great saint of the Muslim community. That's why people of the Muslim community consider this place to be Pilgrim. The best part is that anyone can visit this museum for free. The turquoise minerate of this museum makes it different from other tourist sites in Konya.

The interior of the museum is quite spectacular. Apart from this, there are many restaurants and Soveighneir shops around the museum where you will find Konya-inspired things. If you want to buy gold, then you will also find gold shops in the city from where you can buy gold at low prices.

In Konya, you will get to see many mosques which have their own story. These beautiful mosques must be seen by every tourist who comes to Konya once. While roaming the streets of Konya, you will also get to see one of the monuments which is a martyred monument. Although not much information is available about it, it is a very beautiful and picturesque monument which must be seen once.

To know the culture of Konya more deeply, you can also visit the Cultural Center present here, in this cultural center cultural programs are organized from time to time. There is also an open stadium where events are held, although events are organized here only during the summer season. So if you come to Konya during the summer season, then you can enjoy the program outside while enjoying the natural environment.

Let me tell you that Darvish Whirling started from Konya itself, Jalaluddin Rumi started it. You must have seen this meditation form in the song Khwaja Mere Khwaja. This meditation form has been done for about forty minutes.

If you are a nature lover then you will like the Tropical Butterfly Garden, this is the most beautiful century in Turkey where you will get to see different types of butterflies, this place is no less than a paradise for any nature lover or wildlife photographer.

A short distance away is also the Japanese Garden, where you will find plants of Japanese breed and old Japanese style structures. The atmosphere here is quite peaceful, hence you can spend some moments in peace. This garden is a perfect site for wedding photography.

 

Where to stay in Konya? 

Mevlana Palace 

  • While in Konya, Mevlana Palace offers a relaxing atmosphere. This hotel is located in the city's center. 
  • Guests of Mevlana Palace have access to a number of amenities, including luggage storage and a locker. 
  • There are 37 rooms in the hotel, all of which are furnished with a variety of conveniences to offer a pleasant stay. 
  • Mevlana Palace is a 10-minute walk from the Mevlana Museum and the Selimiye Mosque, two of Konya's most prominent sights. It takes 20 minutes to reach Konya Airport from the hotel.

 

Ramada Plaza

  • The Ramada Plaza offers pleasant 5-star accommodations. It features a Jacuzzi, sauna, and complimentary Wi-Fi. 
  • Hotel guests are encouraged to use the hotel's leisure amenities, such as an indoor pool. The front desk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the helpful personnel can recommend sites to explore. 
  • The Ramada Plaza rooms offer a sophisticated setting for unwinding, replete with a minibar.
  • Guests residing at Ramada Plaza will experience distinctive delicious food at the hotel's in-house eatery, which is ideally located for those who prefer to eat in the hotel. Breakfast is served each morning in the rooms.

 

 

Bera Konya Hotel 

  • This 4-star hotel, which is situated near the heart of the city, is an ideal place to stay in Konya. It has a gym, a beauty salon, a sauna, and room service. 
  • The hotel was recently renovated and comprises 137 rooms. Staff is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with ticket bookings. 
  • All of the rooms are air-conditioned and feature tea and coffee-making amenities, as well as a minibar and a hairdryer. 
  • Those staying at the hotel can enjoy a wide breakfast selection every morning. The Bera Konya Hotel is an excellent starting point for touring the neighboring Mevlana Museum and the surrounding areas. The hotel's shuttle transportation takes less than 25 minutes to get you to Konya Airport.

 

How to reach Konya? 

By Flight: Konya is easily accessible by flight from most of Turkey's major cities. Every day, Istanbul offers many flights to Konya, which can reach Konya in an hour. If you are flying to Konya from India, you can board Flights straight from Mumbai or Delhi to Istanbul and then catch a domestic flight to Konya. 

 

By Train: Turkey's railway system is notoriously slow and is not a popular mode of transportation. Fortunately, a few High-Speed trains have just begun, which will bring you to your location quite quickly. A high-speed train operates from Istanbul to Konya, with a stop in Eskişehir. This journey will last approximately 4 and a half hours. There are numerous trains from Ankara to Konya during the day, which takes less than 2 hours to reach Konya. 

 

By Bus: Turkey's bus service is extensive, and you can get a contemporary coach to almost any location in the country. Numerous coaches may bring you to Konya from Istanbul. Because the journey is 10 hours long, it is recommended that you travel overnight to make the most of your time. To be on the safe side, book your bus seats two days before going. 

 

By Road: The majority of Konya's top tourist sites are in the city center and maybe seen via walking. Alternatively, you can go by tram, which runs a 25-stop line that brings you to the ancient city and other landmarks. The Dolmus minibus service is also an inexpensive and convenient means to get around. Hiring a local taxi is also an alternative that is both convenient and affordable.


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