Baku was one of the most popular tourist destinations in 2019, and I am sure it will remain the same in 2020 as well. The city is the fusion of East and West, culture and tradition, history and modernism, and a lot more. Suffice to say, it is the perfect vacation you can hope for.
If you are planning a trip to Baku or are considering the city, here is everything you can do to convince you even further.
How Many Days To Spend?
Baku is the witch’s cauldron for everything perfect. In simple, it has a lot to offer. This is why I recommend you stay at least 6 to 7 days in this wondrous city. You can also take a day trip to Gabala or nearby places in the mentioned days if you want.
Where To Stay?
Baku is affordable. There is a hotel room in Baku for everyone. You will easily be able to find accommodation for your budget. You can check Booking.com, Airbnb, and Agoda.com to find out the hotels and other places to stay as per your liking. If you are a hostel kind of guy or girl, Hostelworld.com will be your best option.
How To Travel?
The city offers one of the cheapest yet convenient and well-maintained public transportation in the world. You can get the BakiKart for $1 to travel in trams and subway. On the other hand, the local taxis cost only $0.76 per mile so you can use them to go around as well.
What To Eat?
Baku is a foodie’s heaven. It offers one of the most delicious cuisines in the world. You should eat the local cuisine as much as you can to devour the best of food the city has to offer. The restaurants around Nizami Street and Fountain Square have the best food in the entire city. Do not go back to your country without eating Azerbaijani Kabab, because you will probably regret that once home.
What To See?
The best part about Baku is that there is a lot to see and do; culture, history, and modern architecture. Start with the old town called ‘Icheri Sheher’, which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, you get to transport yourself back to thousands of years. The Maiden Tower, Shirvanshah Palace, and some famous mosques and bathhouses are nearby, do visit them as well. Visit the Flame Towers, which are the tallest skyscrapers in the city (you can only see them from the outside or dine inside in a super expensive restaurant).
For architectural marvel, visit Heydar Aliyev Center and Upland Park. Go to Fountain Square, Baku Boulevard Bilgah Beach, and the Caspian Sea for some relaxing time. Buy fresh produce and enjoy the local vibe at Taza Bazaar. Finally, take a trip to Gobustan National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautiful landscape and history. Top off your days with the walks around the stunning, historical Baku Streets.
This is all you need to know and follow to have a perfect Baku Trip. If you want to have the time of your life, book a ticket to Baku for your next vacation right away.