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Ankara is the capital of Turkey and its second-largest city as well after Istanbul. It is a modern city best known the financial centre of the country and has made remarkable progress to emerge from dusty Anatolian backwaters to a vivacious, modern and sophisticated city. Booming restaurants, modern infrastructure, universities, modern cafes, vibrant street life, extraordinary monuments, great museums and art galleries along with many cultural and historical assets offer enough reasons to visit this magnificent city. The city has been a hub of many civilizations and still has many well-preserved remains of Ottoman and Roman architecture which are among its major attractions as well. So pack your bags and fly to Ankara, a dynamic city with a youthful beat and colors that surely leave you spellbound.
There are a lot of things to see and do on the Ankara holiday trip. Some of its major attractions that you must visit are Anitkabir the Mausoleum of Ataturk the lavish and extravagant tomb is among the major attractions in the city. On a visit, one can imagine the magnitude of Ataturk’s legacy who was the founder and first president of the New Republic of Turkey and who designated Ankara as the country’s new capital. Spend some time at Kizilay, the epicentre of the city’s business and social scene. It is decked with designer boutique shops, outdoor markets, restaurants, nightclub and bars is a magnet for Ankara’s youth.
It is also home to the city’s important landmark monuments and memorials like Ataturk Meydani, Guven Park and Grand National Assembly of Turkey. To enjoy the panoramic views of the city head to Ankara Citadel situated in the Ulus Bentderesi district in the Old Quarters. It has many interesting archaeological sites scattered throughout the city. To capture the glimpses of old Ankara do visit the historical Old Quarters where you will find the roads with twist and turns, old red-roofed Ottoman houses, cluttered shops, single cobblestone roads etc make it a fairly tourist area that you surely love to explore. Don’t miss a visit to the glorious and magnificent Kocatepe Mosque which is Ankara’s most impressive and largest place of worship.
If you are planning a holiday trip to Ankara then plan it according to its best climatic conditions so that you can enjoy maximum. The city has a continental climate with hot and dry summers and chilly cold winters. The best time to visit Ankara is in summers from June to September. It is the peak time to visit Ankara as the sun shines bright and days are warm yet pleasant to enjoy a great holiday trip. The second best time to visit Ankara is during spring from March to May as the temperature is quite pleasant to get around. Another major attraction during this time is The Ankara International Film Festival which is held between April and May and has been getting bigger and better every year.
Several airlines offer cheap and best deal flights to Ankara. The prominent among them are Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Ukraine International and SAS. On an average one flight departs from London to Ankara and Turkish Airlines is the frequent flyer on this route. From London to Ankara Thursday is the cheapest day to fly whereas Friday is the most expensive one.
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