For thousands of years, Istanbul has marked the point where East meets West — a crossroads of civilizations. A major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, this sprawling Turkish city boasts of its skyline of majestic domes and minarets.
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Its royal splendour mingles in a rich multicultural tapestry that has consistently been inspiring travellers for thousands of years. The city, so layered with rich history, was officially named Istanbul only in 1923 with the founding of the modern Turkish Republic, and was known as Constantinople before that.
Its architecture and history is rich and alive, sure to enthral anyone who plans a visit and spend time. The pristine blue waters of the Sea of Marmara to the south, the breath-taking sight as the sun sets in making the waters of the Golden Horn in the north glisten, are just some things that made us believe that this city is not a mundane one.
It has it all; culture, history, hospitable nation, amazing shores and a great oriental hippy atmosphere. It’s Turquoise Sea with a hue of a-never-seen-before sight is sure to leave everyone in a state of mesmerism. The city’s narrow alleys are jam-packed full of stories, which results in travellers falling in love with Istanbul time and again. This is a city where we decided that we should most certainly roam, that too in splendour, as culture and excitement lay in and around every corner and more than 2000 years of history awaited to amaze and enthral us.