The Caspian Sea coast is a popular tourist destination due to its warm climate. Here you can relax and unwind from the hectic pace of life all year round, as well as swim and sunbathe all the way from May to September. New modern hotels with well-kept private beaches for your comfort and pleasure have been built here during recent years. The climate of the peninsula is mainly subtropical which is why winters in Baku are always short and mild and summers long and hot. Despite the fact that Baku is located on the same latitude as Italy or Greece, rainfall is not that frequent and the average annual temperature is slightly higher.
The capital of Azerbaijan, where past and present are intricately intertwined, has always attracted tourists. Of particular interest to guests is the Old City or Icheri Sheher (Inner City) with its fortress walls and Maiden Tower. These fascinating structures are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Of no less interest for visitors is the modern appearance of the capital. Among the new landmarks of Baku are the magnificent Flame Towers, the Heydar Aliyev Centre and the sports, leisure and entertainment complex, Crystal Hall.
Day 01: Arrival at Baku
After meeting transfer to the hotel for C/in.
Free Time on Own.
Overnight is at Hotel
Day 02: Baku city tour
After breakfast, excursion of Baku Old city:
Visiting of "Old Town” or “Inner City”. The territory of ”Inner City” - 22 hectares, which represents a small fraction of the total area of Baku (44,000 hectares). However, the concentration of architectural and historical monuments, dictates the need for this excursion into a separate and make this part of Baku, perhaps the most interesting to explore.
- Maiden Tower (XII century),:Baku historian Sara Ashurbayli calculated that the tower must have been built in the 4th to 6th centuries AD. This was because of the tower’s unusual construction, the difference between the stone used in the tower and the stone of the obsolete city surrounding it and the different, legends about the Maiden Tower.
- Palace of Shirvanshahs (XV century), : UNESCO World Heritage Palace of the Shirvanshahs is the biggest monument of the Shirvan-Absheron branch of Azerbaijan architecture. It is in the Inner City of Baku. There is the main building of the palace, Divanhane, the burial vaults, the shah's mosque with a minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi's mausoleum, a portal in the east Murad's gate, a reservoir and the remnants of the bath-house.
- Flame Towers - SIGHTSEEING
- Highland Martyrs Park Baku - SIGHTSEEING
- Fountain Square - SIGHTSEEING
- Juma Mosque : Many of the architectural monuments of Baku were built on the ruins of very old buildings belonging to the pagan period in the history of Azerbaijan. Thus, according to archaeologists, the Maiden Tower is built on the site of a pagan temple. The , cryptof Sabail castle also contains some fragments of the older buildings. Juma mosque in the Icheri-sheher can also be listed among such monuments.
- Crystal Hall - SIGHTSEEING
- Nizami Street - SIGHTSEEING
- Baku Eye (Ferris wheel- Ticket not included): Baku Ferris Wheel, also known as the Baku Eye, is a Ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The wheel was built by the Dutch company Dutch Wheels. From the top of the Baku eye you can enjoy the striking view to the Caspian Sea and Baku. The cabinets are clean and tidy, the best thing is you do not have to wait in the queue and usually it is quiet in there. The observation wheel is approx. 200 feet tall. There are 30 cabins capable of accommodating up to 8 passengers at a time. Officially opened in 2014, this 60m amazing big wheel performs attractive light shows after dark. As it spins very slowly, so a ride takes approximately 15 minutes including stops. For the best experience one should visit this place at night. ‘Baku eye’ is one of the must visit attractions in Baku tour packages.
Dinner is at Indian restaurant
Overnight in Baku.
Day 03: Baku - Ateshgah Fire Temple and Yanardag Burning Mountain
Then we will start our tour with excursion to Ateshgah. The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah is located at the Absheron peninsula at the outskirts of Surakhani village in30 km from the centre of Baku and was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. Current constructions of the temple are dated by XVII century. As a result of excavations far more ancient artifacts were discovered here. Pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Ateshgah was declared a State historical-architectural reserve. This museum under the open sky was recently restored. Different workshops and souvenir galleries are located here now.
Lunch is at Local restaurant with unlimited Buffet. (Cost Not Included)
Excursion to Yanar Dag. You can see here nature phenomenon, incessant burning nature gas on the rock which named to the Yanar Dag reserve the burning rock.
Later visit Genclik Mall located in 10 minutes distance form city center with taxi. Genjlik mall is the biggest Mall in Baku and contains over 80 stores, big bowling halls,the biggest movie halls, 3D cinema, Playground for children, Bravo supermarket, VIP restaurants, food courts.
Transfer back to Hotel. Overnight in Baku.
Ateshgah temple, Baku, Azerbaijan - SIGHTSEEING
The Baku Ateshgah , often called the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a castle-like holy temple in Surakhani town ,a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan.Based on Persian and Indian record, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of prayer. "Atash" (آتش) is the parsi word for fire.The Temple of Fire "Ateshgah" was named for List of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO in 1998 by Gulnara Mehmandarova.It was also featured on an episode of Globe Trekker.
Yanardag Burning Mountain - SIGHTSEEING
Yanar Dag is a natural gas fire which fire continuously on a slope on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan . Flames jet into the air 3 metres from a thin, porous sandstone layer.Administratively, Yanar Dag belongs to Absheron District of Azerbaijan.Yanar Dag is described by the Geological Survey of Azerbaijan as "Intensive flames, to 1 metre high, develop for 15 metres along the base of a 2–4-metre-high and 200-metre-long tectonic scarp.The surface flames result from the steady gas falling from underlying soils.
Day 04: Baku Departure
12.00 Check out from Hotel
Free time on own
15.00 Transfer to Airport for flight back to India