Egypt is famous for being one of the most attractive according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization in 2019, especially with Indian travelers because both Egypt and India share many similarities when it comes to cultural synergy, historical relationships, hospitable nature, and kindness.

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There is a lot to do for Indian travelers in Egypt. Aside from visiting and seeing temples and antiques in ancient Egypt, there is also a lot to see in every city.

Every city in Egypt has its charm through its history, culture, activities, and people who often differ from their nature from people from other parts of Egypt.

Here some tips that you need to know when planning your trip.

How to get your visa to Egypt?
The most practical way to acquire a tourist visa is at Cairo Airport itself, you can purchase the visa upon arrival, at one of the available windows near the immigration zone. The visa currently costs 25 dollars.

But for Indian citizens, they must obtain prior visas from Egyptian diplomatic missions From 20 to 45 years.

What are the best places to visit in Egypt?
You can’t miss Cairo, especially the Giza Pyramids, the Saladin Citadel, the Egyptian Museum, Moez and Bab Zweila Street, the Khan el Khalili bazaar and see a Tannura presentation at El Ghouri.
In Luxor, discover the Valley of the Kings, the Temples of Luxor, Karnak, Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and take a balloon ride over the city.
In Aswan, visit the Philae Temple, the Nubian Village, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Aswan Dam and Elephantine Island. At the Lake Nasser, get to know the Abu Simbel Temples.
In Sharm el, Sheikh, snorkel, dive and visit Ras Mohamed, Mount Sinai and the Monastery of Santa Catarina. In Hurghada, visit Giftun Island.
In Alexandria, discover the famous Alexandria Library, the Citadel of Qaitbay, Montazah Park, the Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs.
In the Desert, visit the oasis of Siwa, Bahareya and the white desert.

What is the best time to visit Egypt?

The best time to visit Egypt depends on where you want to go. Generally speaking, winter (December to February) is the tourist high season and summer (June to August) is the low season in all parts of the country except on the coasts, and to a lesser degree in Cairo.
Weather-wise, June to August is unbearable almost anywhere south of Cairo, especially around Luxor and Aswan, where daytime temperatures soar up to 40°C. Summer in Cairo is almost as hot.
When visiting somewhere such as Luxor, winter is easily the most comfortable time. Cairo isn’t quite as pleasant, with often overcast skies and chilly evenings, while up on the Mediterranean coast Alexandria is subject to frequent downpours resulting in flooded, muddy streets. Even Sinai’s beaches are a little too chilly for sunbathing in January.
The happiest compromise for an all-Egypt trip is to visit in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November).

What to bring in your suitcase?
Summer: light clothing, sandals, swimsuit, sunscreen, anti-mosquito spray, and a hat or bandana to protect yourself from the sun.
Winter: we recommend mixed clothing, half-sleeved shirts, jeans or long trousers, a sweatshirt or light jacket for the evening, do not forget the swimsuit, because in some areas the temperature is still pleasant even to enjoy a winter bath.

What to wear in Egypt?

The dress code in Egypt is naturally conservative, especially for women. Some of them wear a hijab, others the niqab, and some do not cover their heads. Female tourists are not legally required to adhere to the dress code. However, dressing conservatively is one way of showing respect for the country’s religion.

Recommended clothes are high-necked blouses with sleeves, loose pants or cotton or linen under-knee skirts. Tight or transparent clothing must be avoided. For formal occasions, elegant clothes with a shawl covering the bare shoulders can be a great choice.

For men, long pants, shirts, and t-shirts are perfect. Shorts are not acceptable in some areas, but they are accepted on beaches or resorts. As for shoes, they must be strong and comfortable with a closed toe to protect the feet from sand or dust. Sandals are not a good option unless you are going to the beach. The temperature transition between day and night is important in most areas, so a jacket or shawl is a must.

What to buy in Egypt?

Do you love pyramids? Good news, there are mini versions that you can buy to take home! You can look for pronounced Kar-toosh memories. It’s an Egyptian version of badges, but much cooler.

Buying canopic jars is also a good idea. These objects are beautiful vases with inscriptions or magnificent sculptures. These jars were used in ancient Egypt to preserve organs during the mummification process.

The Jalabeya, ‘galabiya’ or ‘jellabiya’ is a traditional Egyptian garment, native to the Nile Valley and Fez is a cylindrical hat. These are accessories often bought by tourists during their holidays in Egypt. You can also find alabaster vases that were once used for many religious rituals, burials and also as containers for perfume as well as for essential oils. They are now essentially decorative.

In several souvenir shops, you will have the opportunity to buy Egyptian jewelry boxes. Previously, these objects were created by Egyptian craftsmen especially to please the pharaohs. In the streets of Cairo, you will find some artists who make a living by making bottles from the sand. When you buy this type of souvenir, they create a personalized design according to your preferences.

It is also possible to buy Khayameya which is a textile from the Middle East used mainly to make tents in the past. Now it is mainly a product used in Cairo for decorative purposes. What if you bought the new version of the papyrus? This paper, which has long been proclaimed to be of Egyptian origin, is undoubtedly an essential gift when you visit Egypt.

Top Egyptian Food you Should try

Fatta – dish involving rice and bread soaked in a garlicky-vinegary sauce with lamb or chicken, which is then oven cooked in a tāgen (clay pot). It’s very heavy; after eating retire to a chaise longue.
Mahshi kurumb – these rice- and meat-stuffed cabbage leaves are decadently delightful when correctly cooked with plenty of dill and lots of sinful semna (clarified butter).
Molokhiyya – a soup made from mallow. Properly prepared with rabbit broth and plenty of garlic, it’s quite delicious.
Hamam mahshi – smaller than European pigeons and usually stuffed with fireek (green wheat) and rice, this dish is served at all traditional restaurants but can be fiddly to eat. Beware the plentiful little bones.
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