Hajj and Umrah are performed by all able bodied Muslims if they can afford it. Muslims from around the world flock to Saudi Arabia to perform these religious obligations.Â During Hajj, Muslims of all colours, race, genders and ethnicities come together. It is easily one of the largest gatherings of the world. Hajj has to be performed during a particular period of time whereas the Umrah can be performed anytime.
Nowadays, with the Hajj Umrah packages being offered to pilgrims, this holy trip is made a lot easier. With travel agents and companies entering the scene, the pilgrim can avail of this sacred trip without having to worry about the hassles of planning for it. These agents arrange the flight tickets, hotel accommodations, visas, transport within Saudi Arabia and so much more. So right from the time you take off till the time you land, you have nothing to worry about. Also other minor details like provisions of telephones or SIM cards are also taken care of. You could choose these packages from the internet on your own and see things for yourself. You can check the facilities being offered. Thus always check up the small details like whether food is included in the package charges or not. Whether your hotel is close to the venue? Also find out if there are lifts in your complex as you may have to travel up and down several times a day and a good elevator can actually be very helpful, especially if you have older people in your group. Find out about the room cleaning facilities, as many hotels have people to do the cleaning while in many you will have to tidy up the room yourself.
Hajj Umrah Packages come in two types:
Group packages – The group packages are done through package tour companies. They take several people and thus the cost of the trip per head reduces. In this there will be a set amount of benefits and you cannot ask for more things. Your rooms would be on a twin sharing basis and other things like transport would also have to be shared. If you do want something more you would have to pay for it over and above the package charges.
Tailor Made packages- In these packages the customer chooses what he wants and what he does not want. These fall a bit expensive as each need of yours has to be meticulously incorporated into the package. You can choose your set of hotel, transport and other facilities. There is no binding on you to choose any particular combination.
Choose a package that is suitable to your needs, requirements and budget. So choosing something good and economical is very important.