5-7 days for exploring Baku, Gobustan, and Sheki; longer for exploring the countryside and historic sites
Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $10-20
Luxury: $150 and above
Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Visa Policy for Indians:
Visa Policy for Other Nationals:
eVisa or Visa on Arrival for many countries
Getting In Azerbaijan:
Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD) in Baku
Getting Around Azerbaijan:
Metro, buses, taxis, rental cars
Azerbaijan, often referred to as "The Land of Fire," is a captivating country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Its nickname stems from its ancient Zoroastrian roots. Witness the awe-inspiring Heydar Aliyev Center, an architectural masterpiece designed by the renowned Zaha Hadid. Its fluid, futuristic design embodies the spirit of modern Azerbaijan and serves as a cultural hub showcasing art, design, and innovation.
Starting with the Flame Towers of Baku, these iconic skyscrapers illuminate the city and pay homage to Azerbaijan's enduring spirit. It is also symbolized by the numerous natural gas vents that have been burning for centuries across the country. Step back in time at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gobustan National Park, where petroglyphs over 12,000 years old offer a unique glimpse into prehistoric life.
From the beloved national dish, plov, a fragrant rice creation, to the artful dolma, stuffed vegetables, and perfectly grilled kebabs, Azerbaijani cuisine offers a diverse array of flavors. Don't miss lavangi's unique flavor fusion, sizzling saj dishes, and delightful sweets like baklava and shekerbura. Not to forget, the locals' favorite, gutab, savory pastries filled with herbs, meat, or pumpkin.
Azerbaijan's strategic location along the historic Silk Road has bestowed upon it a wealth of cultural riches. In the picturesque town of Sheki, you'll find the breathtaking Khan's Palace, a reflection of the country's architectural and artistic prowess. For those seeking seaside luxury, the Absheron Peninsula is home to pristine beaches and luxurious resorts that cater to every whim.
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Blend of modernity and tradition, historic architecture, and the Caspian Sea.
Limited Freedom, Language Barrier, Limited Tourism Infrastructure