As a traveller, a stop at Baku is a must if you’re planning to visit Europe. It is one of the best destinations to see on your way to Europe. It was an undiscovered and underestimated Caucasus region hanging between Europre and Asia, Azerbaijan is now prominently pinned on world map! It is a cultural blind of East and West and has a classic combination of modern amenities and ancient culture.While the significant Azerbaijan attractions like the mud volcano, flaming mountains and the Flame Towers have earned the country the title of “Land of Fire”, the other hand, the grand palaces, ancient mosques, plush seaside resorts, and a skyline dotted with modern towers have made Azerbaijan a worth-visiting destination for the curious travellers.
Old City or Inner City
Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Old City once used to be the main gate…
Sheki is a northwestern Azerbaijan city of the same name, rayon. Sheki is in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range 325 km from Baku. The population is 63000
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Burning Mountains or ‘Yanar Dag’ is located in Baku on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea. It is a natural gas fire blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea 25 KM northeast of Baku. The flames from the Yanardag jet out at least 3 meters into the air from a thin porous sandstone.
You must see Flame Towers in Baku, the tallest skyscraper in Azerbaijan with a height of 620 ft. These are three buildings; south, east and west. There are apartments, offices and hotels in Flame towers. The facades of the three Flame Towers are turned into gigantic display screens with more than 10,000 high-power LED luminaries.
Baku Ferris Wheel
Baku Ferris Wheel, also known as the Baku Eye and Devils Wheel, 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. It was opened on 10 March 2014 by Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and opened to the public two days later.
Azerbaijan is known as the first place for mud volcanoes in the world. These volcanoes spread through Azerbaijan, and local people call them “Yanardagh” (burning mountain), “gaynacha” (boiling water) and “bozdag” (grey mountain) alongside their geographical name – mud volcanoes.
Baku Boulevard is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Bakus seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years to when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore, and the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.
It is a large pedestrian and shopping street in downtown Baku, Azerbaijan, named after classical poet Nizami Ganjavi. The street runs through the city’s downtown from west to east. It begins from Abdulla Shaig Street, in the mountainous part of the city and ends at the railroad bed on Sabit Orujov Street.
Traveling from India to Azerbaijan is easy and hassle-free. Although there are no direct flights from New Delhi to Baku, the connecting flights via Kuwait are very comfortable! Jazeera Airways (a leading private airline) is a top choice for travelling from India to this place.Citizens of India need to have a valid visa to Azerbaijan to travel, and one can get visas in a few hours/or a couple of days through a simple process.
Travel Partner: Jazeera Airways
Writen By Ankur Vadhera