Blessed with an enrapturing coastline, lush green landscapes, outstanding cultural lures and well-preserved historical monuments; Jordan is surely a wonderland where even the most discerning travellers will be left craving for more. While much has been written about the glorious ancient cities like Petra, there is much more to this fabulous country than its ruined archaeological sites and crusader castles.
Best Time to VisitFor a small country, Jordan features an astounding range of climates. Weather-wise, the spring season (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the best to plan holidays in this delightful country.
Temperature in the lowest areas like Jordan Valley and Gulf of Aqaba is extreme during summers, so it is advisable to go there during winter months from November to March. The warm months from March to May are good to enjoy sightseeing in the historical cities like Petra and Amman.
Eating OutJordan is nothing short of a foodie's paradise, so epicureans taking holidays in the country are sure to have regaling times. Mansaf is the national dish of Jordan, and hence is available in almost all parts of the nation. Besides, an array of authentic dishes along with major global cuisines is served to satiate foodies' appetite. Upscale restaurants in all major cities and tourist destinations offer a pleasant ambiance for quality dining. And yes, street food in almost all parts of the nation is delicious, hygienic and above all, very reasonable. The genial street vendors are ever-so-attentive to their customers' request.
ShoppingShopaholics investing in flights and holiday packages for Jordan will be overwhelmed by the vividness and exquisiteness of country's retail therapies. Be it the top-class malls in the major cities like Amman or the flea markets along the beaches at the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; shopping in Jordan is rewarding. Sybarites who are willing to yield to Jordan's branded shopping spree can find their desired deals at big malls like City Mall in Amman and Arabella Mall in Irbid.
Popular HotelsJordan, like the region's other tourist-friendly nations, boasts a broad range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts overlooking scintillating beaches and bays to palatial hotels in the hearts of cities and cosy guesthouses in small historical towns. If it is pure luxury you want during your stay in Jordan, some of the hotels you can pick from are Cliff Hotel-Amman, Saloma Hotel-Madaba, Amra Palace International Hotel-Wadi Musa and Inter Continental Resort Aqaba.
Tips and AdvicesJordan is a Muslim destination. So holidaymakers who sojourn the country must wear decent clothes in public places, particularly when visiting mosques and churches. All major cities and tourist destinations are safe to travel; though one must not overlook basic safety precautions while holidaying in the country. Tourists must take care of their belongings while on crowded places like markets and bus stations. Those who plan holidays in Jordan to undertake diving or snorkelling must book with reliable diving operators. One should avoid loitering less-travelled destinations after the day turns dark.