All you should know about Umrah Packages
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world visit Makkah in Saudi Arabia to fulfil their ritual of Umrah throughout the year (except for Hajj time). Owing to the reasonably high costs involved, it may not be possible for every Muslim to perform Umrah many times in his or her lifetime. For most pilgrims this might be once in a lifetime opportunity. Therefore it is advisable to be well informed about Umrah travel requirements, once you are selected for this sacred performance.
If you are not familiar with international travel and its requirements then you are likely to face problems in putting all the travel arrangements together. There could be many aspects that you would need to research like travel guide, hotels stay, transportation services, food, Umrah visa, Medical insurance and other necessities that one should know prior to planning an Umrah trip. A lack of understanding about these aspects can make your Umrah journey challenging and difficult for you.
Things you need to know about Umrah Packages
Are you worried or concerned because you wish to go for Umrah? You don’t have to because we offer different Umrah packages suitable to every travellers requirement planning to visit Makkah and Madinah for the purpose of Umrah. Our professionals consultants commit to take care of the umrah visas, hotels, logistics, transportation, arrival, food, departure and almost every other aspect in an Umrah package deal. Where as making arrangements on own can prove to be difficult, our travel consultants make it simple and easier for you.
All you need to do is to select a right Umrah package suitable to your individual preferences or budget (Private, Customised or a Group Umrah Package) and make timely reservations.
Some basic information and tips about Umrah Packages
To perform Umrah, many travel agents offer different packages. Most people find these Umrah packages very attractive because these packages help them to travel with ease. These tour packages save people from number of glitches like hotel reservation, food, transportation and attaining visas which could otherwise become a nightmare owing to procedural complications.
There are number of travel agents in India offering different types of Umrah packages. The best way to choose a suitable Umrah tour package is to do a little survey and a research regarding the company’s authenticity. You can check out their reviews and get in touch with real travellers to know about their experiences.
Internet or social media like ( You Tube, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn) is one of the ways to find an agency offering Umrah tour packages. You can even go about asking your social circle about their recommendations and especially of those who have been for Umrah before.
General Inclusions of a Umrah Package
For your convenience, here is some of the information regarding inclusions and exclusions of the services in Umrah packages that you are likely to find on offer. Choose what best suits you within your budget and time availability. There are different travel packages from most comfortable (but expensive) to very economical ones (cheaper in rates).
- Umrah Visa fee and processing charges
- Economy Air fare for the sector e.g. India-Saudi Arabia-India
- Medical insurance
- Hotel or Apartment accommodation in Makkah and Madinah
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Local transportation between cities in Saudi Arabia
- Local assistance in cities like Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah
- Visit to historical sites in Makkah and Madinah
- Government Services Tax (GST)
- Educational reading material in English, your local language or Arabic (as required)
Which Umrah Package to opt for?
Besides the 'Group Umrah Tour Packages', Umrah travel agents in India provide 'Customised Umrah packages' and 'Private Umrah tour Packages' for groups or individuals. The Umrah packages are generally categorised as below
- Budget Umrah travel package
- Economy Umrah travel package
- 5 Star Umrah travel package
- Deluxe Umrah travel package
- Group Umrah travel package
- Private Umrah travel packages
- Customised Umrah travel packages
- Ramadan Umrah Travel Packages
If you are planning an Umrah but low on budget, then the Budget or Economy Umrah travel packages are designed to make things easy and within your reach at affordable prices but with lesser luxurious facilities of food, travelling and hotel stay.
For any reason, if you want to perform Umrah in the security of a group then group Umrah package is just meant for you. You do not need to worry. The group package offers a range of group Umrah travel packages that acknowledges the necessity of group of travelers for performing Umrah with ease.
If finances and money is not a concern and you want to perform your Umrah with most comfortable facilities then Deluxe Umrah travel packages are designed to cater for your needs . These packages comprise of a stay in 4 - 5 Star hotels in Saudi Arabia, quality food and luxurious travelling.
What benefits you acquire from Umrah Packages
Choosing from one of these packages you can make most of your Umrah, since you do not have to waste your time in making reservations and worrying about food or any other administrative arrangements. Your tour operator would take care of all these aspects.
All you have to do during your Umrah is to indulge only in IBADAH. Since it is a minor pilgrimage and only certain rituals are to be performed which is, whoever enters the Mi’qaat (boundary of the Holy Land) has to perform Umrah which includes Tawaaf (seven circumambulation around the Holy Kabah) and Sa’i (seven times between Mount Safa and Murwa).
Your only aim during the Umrah should be to please ALLAH. Here these packages offer you to invest all of your time only towards the IBADAH.