Planning a trip to any fascinating place of your choice certainly demands a particular set of budget and bookings in advance. If you are looking for a religious cum leisure trip to the second most holiest place in the world for Muslims called Madinah, then make sure to have the roaming itinerary ready to best explore the real beauty of the city.
Performing Hajj or Umrah is no doubt the first and foremost priority of Muslim travellers coming from various parts of the globe. Booking a special Hajj Deluxe Packages, Deluxe Umrah Package or any other Madinah Package is certainly a part of your plan.
But, have you ever thought of doing something else or looking at numerous favoured spots of Madinah along with doing Umrah! If not, then, let’s check out top 10 things to do in Madinah during Umrah.
- Visiting Masjid Al Nabawi and Get to Know the Hidden Facts
Paying a visit to the second holiest mosque in the world after Masjid Al Haram is Masjid Al Nabawi. You are very much aware of the fact that the sacred and monumental mosque is also the burial place of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and a mandatory resort for forming Umrah. The artistic and fascinating green dome, state of the art architecture, wide garden area and the religious spirit of the place sure to catch your attention at a first glance.
Apart from mere visiting mosque for performing Umrah either booking the corporate Umrah package or group Umrah package, travellers can also find important facts about Masjid Al Nabawi like the following:
- The very first place to receive electricity
- The dome was earlier white and purple in colour located above the room of Prophet Mohammed. At present, the magnificent dome is green in shade.
- The mosque is much bigger than the original old city of Madinah.
- Major part of the Prophet Mohammed’s room was earlier destroyed in fire.
- The famous dome was actually came into place in the year 1279 made in wooden structure by Mamluk Sultan. Before than that, there was no dome present in the mosque.
- Every single quarter of the mosque whether like pillar, stone, dome, and window is encrypted with numerous religious and secret signs and symbols.
- Mount Uhud
If you have a desire to perform mountain climbing and trekking activity even in Madinah, then Mount Uhud is the place for you. Strategically located in the northern part of the city with having 7km length and 3 km wide, the mountain is also the witness of the famous Battle of Uhud during Prophet Mohammed’s time. This can be best done by way of booking Umrah private packages that give a complete level of privacy, comfort, and royal like importance.
- Quba Mosque
Visiting the Islamic religious land of Madinah is incomplete without stepping inside the Quba Mosque. The first ever mosque of the Islamic religious was actually founded by Prophet Mohammed Himself on his way to the Madinah. Just be there to feel the sense of first ever mosque and the appealing beauty and architecture inside.
- Al Madinah Museum
Get to know about the historical and cultural facts of Madinah from close quarters by visiting Al Madinah Museum. Different exhibits showing Islamic history, facts about Prophet Mohammed, and varied details of city sure to catch your attention.
- Old Bazaar Madinah
Shopoholics can best spend their quality time in Madinah during Umrah by paying visit to the famous Old Bazaar. Find here numerous shops offering clothes, souvenirs, gifts, fruits, vegetable, and such stuff at best price.
- Masjid Al Qiblatin
Another example of great and historical style architecture is the Masjid Al Qiblatin. A beautiful white marble structure stands tall in the city calling religious believers to bow their head inside in the name of Allah and find eternal peace inside.
- Yanbu Beach
Travelling outskirts of Madinah just around 200Km will take you to the famous coastal area of Yanbu Beach. Make the best out of your leisure trip here by soaking under the bright sun, strolling on the soft sand or indulge into adventurous and thrilling water sports activities.
- Experiencing Arabic Delicacies and Dates
Numerous Madinah’s old style restaurants and street vendors offer a real food paradise for leisure travellers to best satiate their eating desire. Come here to taste the rich pleasure of Arabic style authentic dishes, sweets, and of course the famous dates.
- Masjid Al Ahzaab and Masjid Al Fath
Two of the known mosques to visit sure to enlarge your scope of traveling pleasure in Madinah. Every single mosque has story of its own and paying a visit sure to let you remember it for years.
- Wadi E Jinn
Experience the opposite power of gravity where vehicles move upwards automatically towards the slope. Just be at Wadi E Jinn where tremendous power of the highest deity is best seen.