Globally apprehended as the ‘Land of Fire’ and a sheath to the Burning Mountain, Azerbaijan despite of being a teeny-weeny has an agglomeration of fascinating revelations expecting your glance.
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Azerbaijan is a hub of diverse culture and traditions and thus, one shall easily witness the variations in the same ranging from one region to another. It has been notified that the culture of this county has taken its majority of the influence from the varied neighbouring and relevant countries which comprise Central Asia, soviet and also Turkey. However, it is highly influenced by the Muslim communities and the nations.
As mentioned in the country’s social values and ethics, Family holds a great importance in Azerbaijan’s culture. Each and every family member strives to spend some time with his/her loved ones, relatives and also the parents whenever he/she gets some free time.
Shia Islam is being ardently followed by the Azerbaijanis that is recognized same as that of Iran, also some of them might be spotted calling themselves as the ‘Pro-Russian’. This is due to the great influence of the Russian culture on Azerbaijan.
The ‘tea drinking ritual’ is highly followed here and is considered to be one of the most sacred ones. But, the tea served in this country is not at all a common one. It is served without milk but pairs the best with the sugar cubes whose bite has to be consumed before moving further to the sip of your .
The country is undoubtedly super-amazing in hospitality and also, showing their kind gestures to anyone who visits the land of fire. Communication for any foreigner with the locales is quite easier here as majority of the population here is fluent in the English language.
Being considered as one of the untouched countries all across the globe, Azerbaijan is a country that has a dire need to be explored. It is a spectacular place with plentiful tourists’ destinations promising each and every visitor- ‘a satisfactory as well as a memorable trip.’
It is highly recommended for every visitor here to indulge in a ‘self-driver’ as nothing can be better than this! Drive through the most iconic Silk Road and grab some chances of being facilitated with a bundle of the rarest glances from the hidden treasures of Azerbaijan. Driving in Azerbaijan is a neutral affair. This means that some of the areas in this country have smooth and free roads while some are bumpy and ‘not-so-smooth’. Baku is known for having much traffic however, other parts might not be spotted with much traffic, thus you can drive easily here. Talking about the main intercity roads, they are generally observed in a satisfactory condition. One might witness no speeding signs on the roads, thus there is a great need for the drivers to drive with a limited speed. There are policemen available on every road, thus Drive safely!
Being an inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, the Gobustan national Park is witnessing a visit of millions of visitors annually. The park is renowned for its ancient petroglyphs and thus during the tour around this heritage, you will come across an innovative historical information related to these petroglyphs. Each and every bit of the knowledge that the traveller shall attain from here is really going to last in their mind and heart for a lifetime that is for sure! Located in the Baku’s west-south, the park has always served as a delight to everyone’s travel experience in the serene country of Azerbaijan. This site must be present in your bucket list as it ensures a handful of memories for you and your travel mates.
The whole tour of Baku comprises of fun and thrill that might extend for a whole day, starting right from early morning till late night. The nightlife of Baku is undoubtedly ‘worthy of a watch’ due to its carrying the characteristic of being vibrant and full of energy. Walk or drive past the parks, buildings from the bygone time and also the varied parks which will never fail to attract you towards their beauty and rustic nature. Apart from this, one can never miss out the scrumptious food from Baku in the abundant highly authentic eateries easily available here. You can start your day with an unforgettable visit to the Walled City also known as the Old Town and then move further to other most favoured spots in the city such as the Maiden Tower, mosques, Shirvanshahlar Palace and plenty others.
Engross in the breathtaking views from the scenic and the picturesque beaches in Absheron. Since, the summers in Azerbaijan are too hot, one can visit this place during the later days of May and thus, can rush to the beaches of the Absheron Peninsula. Heading towards the beaches through your taxi or car can prove to be an ‘escaping from the heat’ moment for you. Well, the beaches might not look like the common ones, because they carry a distinct culture of their own. However, the serenity is the same. Sit peacefully on the seashore and witness the pristine sunset that looks really beautiful when it occurs. Spend some quality time with your travel mates while having some of the most winsome views of the beach.
If you are striving to have some glimpses of the perfect flora and fauna in Azerbaijan, then nothing can beat the protected land of the Absheron National Park that is extended across 783 hectares. Variety of wildlife can be witnessed here including different species such as the birds, badgers, jackals, gazelles etc. Everything here is so unique and special! The dry stepped land, the rhythmically swaying sand dunes and the movement of the grass in the wind are making the environment of this place ‘a perfect one’. The Caspian seals are also prominent here and thus, in case you are interested in the same, visit this place during September.
There are approximately 350 muddy volcanoes in Azerbaijan that makes it a hub of a great number of muddy volcanoes all across the world. However, one of the best here is the Garasu Volcano that is known for spewing the mud for a height of more than 1,000 metres. Well, this one is going to be a really unique experience for every visitor here as this one has been proved as one of the rarest sights in other countries. Notice the different natural volcanic activities and see the eruptions happening.