Jerusalem is the pivotal land of world religions. People from the world over trot into this ancient Middle East city for immersing themselves into spiritual waves and thereby seek salvation from worldly desires. Jerusalem's incandescent sacred glow is brightened by the fact that it is the holiest of all pilgrimages for Jews, Christians and Muslims at a time. The walled Old City of Jerusalem houses four quarters of Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities. Located in the heart of the country, it is considered the capital city of Israel. However, Palestine authorities and other Arab nations dispute this claim of Israeli government. In reality, the Green Line, which signifies 1949 cease-fire line between Israel and Jordan, splits the Jerusalem administrative city limits and an authoritarian dispute still continues.

The Western Wall and the city of Jerusalem

Jerusalem stands up to its Hebrew identity and meaning of "Heritage of Peace". The sacred city has been the witness of the birth of Judaism and the Holy Christ. The city’s rich heritage and millennia of history is depicted amidst the numerous ancient accommodations, shrines and places of worship. Nestled among the Judean Hills, the cobblestone city alleys vibrate with hymns of Jews, Christian and Muslim worshippers. However, with changing times, the city has developed and modernised accordingly. Today it is splashed with modern architecture, well-tended parks, stylish hotels, contemporary malls and world-class restaurants. Hoardings for ‘apartments for rent’ and bed and breakfasts within reasonable rates are a regular feature in Jerusalem. From pilgrims to leisure travellers all are welcome with a warm smile of the Jerusalemites. During religious festivals or peak months of tourism some visitors also prefer to stay at the city hostels to save on high rates of luxury hotels.

Wailing wall and Temple mount

Arch of The Hurva Synagogue




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