NTN | @notintownlive | 31 Oct 2019
Jerusalem/NITN: To woo the Indian tourists in the coming year, Israel is showcasing the resort city of Eilat.
Eilat is the southern tax free city of Israel located on the Red Sea with a combination of sea and desert.
The resort city of Eilat provides an ideal weather all year old and water temperature of 21 degree Celsius in the winters.
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Hiking in the Red Canyon: About 20 kilometers north of Eilat and at 700 meters above sea level, one will find the stunning Red Canyon, named after its reddish-colored walls. The trails are set in between the red sandstone walls, that vary in color, shape and size. The twists and turns of the trails also include a visit to a second creek and spectacular waterfalls that flow along the way.
Bicycle Hike in Timna Park: Bicycle enthusiasts can discover this mountainous park, which features a 14-km bicycle trail for the entire family. The most magical of the vantage points is the hidden lake, which is among the steep cliffs of the park. Tourists can come by bicycle or rent a bicycle in the park.
Coral snorkeling: The waters are clear, the beaches are regulated and one will discover a breathtaking world of fish, coral in a variety of forms, and rocky ground that serves as a fertile cushion for marine animals of various types. The Coral Coast, located on the southern shores of Eilat, is a nature reserve in itself.
Swimming with Dolphins: For 30 years, the Dolphin Reef in Eilat has been considered one of the most unique attractions in Israel and around the world. The ecological site is a natural habitat for dolphins.
Shopping around the city: The prices here are much cheaper compared to other parts of Israel (17% VAT exempt). The spacious shopping malls and shops spread all over the promenade - all complement the city's travel experience. Israelis are familiar with the abundance of shops in Eilat, and many come there to indulge in a new smartphone or the latest fashion items at super cheap prices.
Day trip to the Dead Sea and Jerusalem: While tourists mainly visit sunny Eilat during the winter months, many also take the opportunity to travel north to the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. These two sites are major tourist attractions in their own right. The Dead Sea (called "Sea of Salt" in Hebrew), the lowest place on earth, attracts tourist for health and healing purposes and Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is known for historical sites, markets and holy places for the world's three major monotheistic religions.
A very festive winter: During the upcoming winter season, Eilat is planning to host 35 international festivals between November 2019 and April 2020. Some of festivals already in the works include "desert ashram" and "Eilat desert marathon" in November, international Instagram festival and international guitar festival in January; A chamber music festival, wine festival, jazz festival and street theater in February; Electronic music festival, international graffiti festival, bird watching festival and Eilat food festival in March.
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