How many different types of tour packages are there for Umrah from India?


akram wasim

Answered On : 03, Oct 2019

Two types of Packages for Umrah -

  • Group Umrah Package
  • Customize Umrah Package

Group Umrah Packages- 

  • Generally Groups are for 14 Nights. 
  • In a group there are around 30-40 people.
  • Everything is Included in the group pacakges like Return Airfare, Accommodation Transportation, Meals, Umrah Visa.
  • In group packages facilities and dates are fixed.
  • If you can take leave for 15 days, so it's better to take group packages , there are different types of group packages also which can suit your requirements like if you want hotels in haram campus or if you want budgeted hotels both options are available.
  • Be careful in choosing the pacakges check the hotel distance and ask for the cost inclusive of all taxes.
  • Check the New Policy of Saudi Govt. for Umrah 2019.

The holy Kaaba, Umrah Package

Customise Umrah Packages- 

  • It is designed for your family only.
  • You can Choose your dates ,Hotels, Transfers and nights of stay
  • It is very flexible you can make changes .
  • Don't be confused that you have to go for 15 days for completion of umrah rituals even in one day you can perform umrah, but generally, people go for 03 nights in Makkah and 03 nights in Madinah.
  • Here you can take all the transfers on private car basis.
  • Drivers are generally your language speaking but you have to inform the agent prior to it,the are your driver cum guide.
  • In customize packages, mostly breakfast is Included at the hotel, beacuse you can get good foods at cheaper price in Makkah and in Madinah both.
  • If you are planning to go for lesser nights you should book your flights early, because the flights' rates are generally taken online and rate may change drastically.

Note-

From the year 2019 Saudi Govt. has changed lots of Rules and Regulations for Umrah, so before any booking, you must consult to the authorized travel agents.

Jazakallah Khair


Shad Siddiqui

Answered On : 02, Oct 2019

Traveling for the Umrah pilgrimage to be able to visit the Bait-Allah is a desire that every brother or sister carries in his/her heart.

Isn't it just a matter of call, that finally, the wish to visit the holy city of Makkah (or Mecca) and the holy city of Madinah for the purpose of Umrah materialize for some?

One of the biggest reasons for world Muslims to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to undertake this religious pilgrimage called 'Umrah', the country receives millions of Umrah pilgrimage every year.

Umrah pilgrimage can be performed at any time of the year.

Saudi Arabia 'VISION 2030'

Saudi Arabia 'VISION 2030' clearly mentions that "By increasing the capacity and by improving the quality of the services offered to Umrah visitors, we will, by 2020, make it possible for over 15 million Muslims per year to perform Umrah and be completely satisfied with their pilgrimage experience."

Umrah Pilgrimage from India

India has the second-largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia, one the reason that approximately half a million pilgrims traveled last year for the purpose of Umrah to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Umrah Visa.

This is expected to increase in sync with the efforts put in because of the VISION 2030 by the Kingdom.

Umrah Tour Packages

Many companies in India including umrah.co.in offer Umrah Tour Packages to facilitate the Umrah pilgrim aspiring to visit holy cities of Makkah and Madina, these packages are tailored to suit the unique requirements of senior citizens, family, solo traveler alike traveling from India. 

Al Masjid an Nabawi, Madinah

TYPES OF UMRAH TOUR PACKAGES

Group Packages

In Group Umrah tour packages, a group of people travels together (35-45) everyone's purpose is the same (Umrah). Group packages are very popular generally because it provides a sense of security with the group. These are particularly suitable for senior citizen, solo and less traveled people who want to have assistance all the time.

The best part of the group travel is that there is a tour manager with the group to coordinate for all the activities, meals and travel procedures, and these packages work out to be cheaper also for the group cost benefits are diluted among the pilgrims traveling.

From      : Departure Hub in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore
Duration : 15 Days ( There are 20 Days group departures also available)
Places    : Makkah and Madina

Inclusions :

  • All the group tours come included with the following services 
  • Economy class airfare (Saudi Airlines)
  • Assistance and fee for Umrah Visa.
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the Umrah trip.
  • Accommodation in Makkah al-Mukarramah
  • Accommodation in Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • All airport and intercity transfers in private vehicle.
  • Half-day ziyarat in both holy cities of Makkah and Madinah
  • Free gifts like Jam-Jam water, Travel Kits, Umrah Guide, etc

Muslim Man praying

Private Tour Packages

Private tour packages are increasingly getting popular for the flexibility these travel packages offer to the pilgrims.

Families, Group of friends, Newlywed couples, and families with kids usually prefer Private tour packages for the services can be organized according to the need of your party traveling for the purpose of Umrah.

For example, you may choose the duration of the tour, choose the quality of the hotels you want, transportation is private for you (you do not have to wait)  and much more.

In a nutshell, this tour is customized only for you.

From       : Anywhere
Duration : You Decide (07 Nights | 08 Days tour is popular)
Places    : Makkah and Madina

Inclusions :

Inclusion of a Private tour package depends on your requirement, you may pick and choose the services you require. Generally, Private tour packages include the following :

  • Airfare on the airlines of your choice
  • Assistance and fee for Umrah Visa.
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the Umrah trip.
  • Accommodation as required in Makkah al-Mukarramah
  • Accommodation as required in Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah
  • Daily Breakfast (Other Meals can be included if you want)
  • All airport and intercity transfers in private vehicle.
  • Ziyarat in both holy cities of Makkah and Madinah
  • Free gifts like Jam-Jam water, Travel Kits, Umrah Guide, etc

Muslim man praying

Hope this answers your question, however, please feel free to add anything that I would have missed in your answer, I would be following it.

I would request you to remember in prayers and I sincerely pray that every brother or sister who aspires to visit Khana Kaaba for Umrah gets a call soon. Inshallah