Sightseeing in Mecca

Mecca, the holy city of the Muslims that is the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad is located in the Sirat Mountains. With the discovery of oil the city saw a curious blend of modernity and tradition. The city that has been attracting visitors from all over the world has become a major tourist destination. See the exquisite sites, the colorful markets, the aromatic spices that speak highly of the grace and the charm of the land. Sightseeing in Mecca is a rewarding experience that most of the travelers love.

Sightseeing in Mecca includes the famous Holy Mosque (Masjid Al Haram) in Mecca. See the stupendous height of the flat roofed building that towers as high as fifty feet. The entire stretch of the Kaaba, the cubical structure, is draped in black silk called Kiswa that is cut and distributed every year. See the holy Hijr, the burial place of Hagar and Ishmel that lies on the northwestern wall of Kaaba. Another popular place considered apt for sightseeing in Mecca is the Hill of Arafat in Mecca that is simultaneously known as the ‘Mountain of Mercy’. It is believed that it is this famous hill where Muhammad delivered his parting sermon to the Muslims. On the ninth day of the Dhu-al-Hijjah, the Hajj pilgrims spend that entire afternoon here. It is also supposed that Adam and Eve were united on this hill after they were forgiven by God.

Mecca Sightseeing includes the other popular sites of Mountain of Light (Jabal-al-noor) in Mecca, Jabal Al Sur, Ja’aronah and many others. The Jabal Al Noor is the mountain of light where Muhammad received the revelation of Quran from God through Gabriel. The mountain has a famous ‘Heraa grotto’ on the top. Other places where you can visit while you are willing to opt for sightseeing around the city are Tanem and Hudaibiyah. Also do not miss the remarkable places of Hajj in Mecca and Mina in Mecca that offer the tourists from all over the world the unique pleasure of sightseeing in this holy city .