A bridge between Asia and Europe, a city which straddles the ancient and the modern, Istanbul is a land of poetry in motion. The city is spread out on both sides of the Bosphorus, a narrow strait with the Black Sea on one side and the Marmara Sea on the other. Also known as Constantinople of the old, today it is one of the largest cities in the world.
How to Reach Istanbul?
You can reach the city via a flight to the Istanbul Airport, which is located in Arnavutköy district, which lies in the European part of the city.
Best time to Visit Istanbul
The city can experience extreme weather conditions; really hot summers and snowbound winters. April to May and from September to November, the seasons of Spring and Autumn, are the best time to visit the city. And if you want to take in the beauty of the Poppy fields, April is the best time to visit Istanbul.
Arrange Visa and Currency in Advance
Indians wanting to visit Istanbul are required to apply for a visa through the Turkish consulate/embassy. It will also be prudent to get yourself equipped with the Turkish Lira for your financial purposes. Though traders do accept Euros and Dollars, it is better to have the local currency at hand.