Tips for Organizing a Pilgrimage to Makkah and Medinah

Hajj is the most important trip in any Muslim’s life. It gives a chance to people to ask Allah for forgiveness and atone for their sins. People who return from Hajj go back completely refreshed and start life afresh. Thus it is very important to have a good trip and not get bothered with too much planning.

Browse through the internet:

If you are planning to go for the Hajj pilgrimage this year then browse through the internet to see what hajj tours are available. You can compare the prices, the facilities being offered and other details. You will get information right from the hotels in Makkah and Medinah, to the airfare and even transport in the place itself. Also keep an eye for discounted rates offered by the airlines or the hotels for the Hajj pilgrims. These offers are especially very useful if you travel with your entire family.

Find out the information:

See pamphlets and brochures to find out what all you need for your pilgrimage. These hajj tours require you to follow some guidelines. So you should be informed about what to wear and what to carry.  You should also know what documents you should be carrying. Also many items are not allowed in the plane or even in to the country. So make sure you do not carry unnecessary items.

Get a knowledgeable guide:

It is very important to know a guide who knows a lot about the prayer timings and other details. Also make sure the Imam is with your group. Many package tours have only about 2 or 3 imams for many people.

Choosing a package by reference:

If you are planning a hajj pilgrim then it makes sense to contact people who have gone there. You could ask them who their agents were and whether they were satisfied with the arrangements. This is the best way of finding out what travel agencies which are good and are tried and tested.

Choose your package type:

Hajj packages come in two types. You have the prestige hajj packages and the budget hajj packages. These depend mostly on your budget and your requirements. If you want to pay more, you can avail of the prestige package. This will ensure a good airlines, good hotels and high class transport at the venue. If you want to have an economy trip then the budget packages will work best. You can visit hajj and also be comfortable. As the budget package tours are pretty comfortable.

These are tips for going for a problem free tour. It will ensure that your time is spent in prayer and worship and not in the logistics of the tour. Often people get so hassled with the problems that they cannot pray in peace.

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