Israel, officially known as the State of Israel is a Middle Eastern country on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Western Asia. It is a highly diverse country where different religions co-exist simultaneously in perfect harmony setting an example for all. Though one of the smallest countries in the world, Israel is blessed with very rich culture, vivid and unbeatable history, incomparable natural beauty and the most incredible people. So no matter who you are, from a pilgrim to a party animal, there is surely something of your interest. It certainly justifies the phrase “all good things come in small packages”. Here are some reasons why you should never miss an opportunity to visit this amazing country.
1) The Holy city of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is a city which is sacred to three religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam making it the holiest and the most sacred city. It is the home to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (sacred to Christianity), the Western Wall (sacred to Judaism) and Al-Aqsa Mosque (sacred to Islam). The city is so magical that it is sure to provide you a spiritual experience even if you don’t believe much in religion.
2) In Israel, even the deserts bloom!
The Negev desert is famous for its arid and aesthetic landscape. During the springtime, the desert converts and becomes laden with beautiful flowers and lush colorful fields displaying an immense view of nature’s beauty which is a delight to the eyes of the onlookers. The bloom is at its peak during February which is accompanied by the Red South Festival which involves activities which revolve around the blooming scenery.
3) Visit the Dead Sea before it goes dead.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the Earth. Due to environmental reasons, it is shrinking very rapidly ( around 1 meter every year). So before it is too late, experience floating in the sea water all covered up with nutritious mud while you appreciate the Desert Mountains which surround it.
4) The Beaches and Nightlife of Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv is a city which never stops. With the most amazing nightlife, Tel Aviv gives a neck to neck competition to Miami and New York. The city has incredibly stunning and clean beaches which will surely leave you in awe. It is also the biggest and the fastest developing city of Israel which will guarantee that you will not be bored even for a second during the visit to this country.
5) It is the land of Festivals.
This country has a never ending list of events and festivals. No matter when you visit it, there’s always something going on here. The Voice of Musical festival in Galilee, International Klezmer Festival in Safed, Annual Tiberias Marathon, Tel Aviv Gay Pride, Olive Festival etc. are some of the popular festivals celebrated here.
Israel is a perfect package any traveler can wish for; from pilgrimages to parties, it has all of it. Better seen than read, why not come and witness it for yourself and take home an experience to cherish for lifetime