About Jerusalem

Located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains, Jerusalem is the oldest city in the Middle East and on Earth, located between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. Its history dates back to the 18th-19th century. In fact,  and later, the city of Jerusalem was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 1981. Jerusalem is the spiritual confluence of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, a holy place attracting over one-third of the world’s population. The city has also been a common site of controversy between Israel and Palestine, both claiming the holy city as their capital. The Walls of Jerusalem surrounding the old city is quite a significant structure and has stood steadfast defending the city since ancient times. The walls stretch a total length of 4018 meters, rises to a height of 12 meters, and has an average thickness of 2.5 meters. There are thirty-four watchtowers and seven main gates opened for traffic. The city has stood strong in the face of extreme adversities and had been a witness to many power struggles over the years.

Public Transport System

Jerusalem's public transport includes the Egged Bus and the Light Rail systems. A round-trip tour bus (bus number 99) is available for tourists, which lets them hop on and off as it roams around the city. Alternatively, you can pre-book a taxi or hire a one on the street.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency: High, Cleanliness: Low

Mode & Cost of Transports

The starting fare of both the Egged Bus and Light Rail transports is around 6.9 ILS. 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 2.95
Cup of Coffee USD 3.54
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.77
Rice/Kg USD 2.36
White Bread USD 2.07
Eggs (12) USD 3.84
Combo Meal USD 15.35
Fine Dining USD 63.48
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.36
Domestic Beer USD 8.27
Imported Beer USD 8.27
Bottle of Wine USD 11.81
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 10.04
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.89
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.77
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1094.55

Do(s)

  • Be certain you are well equipped beforehand to avoid any last minute rushes.
  • Explore both historical and modern Israel.
  • Check over everything before your visit to Israel.   
  • Bring comfortable footwear most places require extensive walking and stairway navigation.
  • Book a guided tour to get more information about the places you visit. 


Don’t(s)

  • Don’t forget to bring suitable clothes as the weather may change significantly. 
  • Don’t fail to differentiate the borders of Israel and Palestine.
  • Don’t assume that danger is in every corner or it will spoil your trip.
  • Don’t forget to learn about border crossing guidelines so that you don’t violate any rules unknowingly.

Night Life

As a city of experiences⁠— Jerusalem’s nightlife has many stories. Jerusalem is truly a city of different experiences⁠— spiritual with a contemporary touch to it. The exotic flavors of the quiet city’s nightlife might catch you offguard. Jerusalem is home to a young and vibrant population, which has raised the demand for exclusive bars, clubs, and other destinations for its nocturnal crowd. The old city remains closed every night. Other than certain night-time cultural events or festivals, there is hardly any excitement after dark in the ancient city. But the modern city of Jerusalem has a flair for nightlife that includes an array of bars and clubs lined up along the streets of Jaffa Street, from Machane Yehuda Market extending towards the Zion Square. ‘The Little Pinkas’, ‘The Sira’, ‘The Ship’, and ‘The Taklit’ are a few of  the most popular sought-after hangout destinations for the young crowd. The city-center area also has its share of mainstream bars and nightclubs like ‘Toy Bar’ and ‘Oliver Twist’.

Must See

  • Christmas Eve in Jerusalem.
  • Midnight Mass Viewing.
  • The City of David Nighttime Show.
  • Crawl the Pubs of Jerusalem.
  • Jerusalem Forest.
  • The Dead Sea.
  • The Walls around the City (Specfically the Western Wall).
  • The Watch-Towers.
  • The Israel Border.
  • Jerusalem Hilltops.

Experiences

  • Jerusalem and Bethlehem sightseeing tour.
  • Experience the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tour.
  • Take a boat tour to explore the wonders of the Dead Sea.
  • Go-Karting at the race tracks of Jerusalem.
  • Take the Rope-Course challenge.
  • Play the Laser-Tag game.
  • Indulge yourself in a paintball competition.

Activities

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  • The Eilat Stone 
  • Armenian Pottery
  • Oil Lamps
  • Traditional Palestinian Embroidery
  • Hamsa - A Hand Symbol
  • Ahava Salt Sea Products
  • Israeli Olive Oil
  • Israeli Wine and Beer
  • Olive Wood Carvings
  • Israeli Dates
  • Israeli Ceramics
  • Judaica
  • Bamba Snack
  • Chocolates

Official Language

Hebrew

Other Language

Arabic, Armenian, Yiddish

Spoken Language

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Currency

New Israeli Shekel (ILS)

Population

0.85 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 23.33°C

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TimeZone

08:59 AM (GMT +03:00)

 

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Ambulance

101

 

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Police

100

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type H
Type H ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Ben Gurion Airport - TLV

Airport Name / IATA Code

Sde Dov Airport - SDV

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May - The best time to visit Jerusalem is January through May. The weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.

Moderate time to visit

October, November, December - Walking around Jerusalem in the fall is much more enjoyable than in the summer. Temperatures hover between the mid-60s and the mid-70s Fahrenheit, making it ideal for exploring. You can grab a cheaper hotel deal if you plan well.

Worst time to visit

June, July, August, September - The temperature of Jerusalem is the hottest during this season. It becomes difficult to stand the heat. Hotel rates increase due to the increased number of tourists.

Taxi

Start Tariff: ILS 12.00

1 Km. Tariff: ILS 3.44

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: ILS 83.80

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