My trip to Oman.
Oman, also referred to as the Sultanate of Oman, is a stunning nation in Western Asia. It extends across the Persian Gulf’s mouth and is situated on the Arabian Peninsula’s southeast coast.
I never thought that I would be visiting Oman someday. So, this trip is a dream come true for me. My daughter, Harshitaa, and I came to Oman on 4th April, 2023. This is our first international trip and We are already impressed. I am currently staying with my brother near Indian School Muscat, Darsait.
Our tour itinerary.
We began our journey to this beautiful country with a visit to Al Sifah beach for the Easter Celebration on April 9th, 2023. These are some of the clicks that I managed to capture on my smartphone. This is a beautiful view of the sunrise in Al Sifah Beach.
Jebel Sifah Beach:
It takes around 45 minutes to one hour to reach Jebel Sifah or simply Sifah beach which is on the outskirts of Muscat. I was mesmerized with the serenity around me, as I saw the mountains on one side and the sea reaching out to me with its cool waves.
Jebel Sifah beach could make you sigh and a perfect holiday spot for the family.
I already love Muscat, a land enveloped by mountains and beaches.
Corniche, Mutrah :
We went to Corniche on 15th April, 2023, to celebrate my daughter’s 13th birthday.
Mutrah, Corniche, is nearly 3 km along the waterfront and is just a 7-10 minutes drive from Darsait where we are staying with my brother. (We includes, my mom, daughter and of course, me). It’s such a gorgeous and picturesque location, surrounded by mountains, on one side and the sea on the other.
This is me enjoying a great time at Corniche.
With Mom and Daughter.
In fact, the term ” Corniche ” means a road that is built into the side of a cliff, especially one that follows a coastline. In simple words, it refers to a location where you can find mountains on one side and the sea on the other and a road that passes between them.
With my daughter.
The Portuguese built this fort in 1580s during their occupation of Oman to defend this beautiful country against invasion by the Ottoman Empire.
The Mutrah Souq is one of the oldest market in Muscat, Oman. According to Wikipedia, it’s nearly 200 years old and also referred to as Al Dhalam which means darkness in English. It is located near the Muscat harbor and also happens to be on the way to India and China when it comes to international trade.
There are only two temples in Muscat, Krishna and Shiva Temple. Before going home, we visited Krishna Temple. The presiding deity is Lord Krishna and there are idols of Lord Ganesh, ( The Hindu God who’s worshipped first before any other deity and also, when we are performing religious ceremony and other auspicious occasions) and Goddess Durga ( Hailed as Jagat Janani, The Mother of the Universe).
Shri Krishna Temple is located in Darsait close to a church, is nearly 28-30 kms from Seeb Airport. The Merchant community from Gujarat who relocated to Oman, built this temple in 1987. Various Hindu festivals are celebrated here with great religious fervor and enthusiasm.
Catch up with my travel stories in Oman in my upcoming blogs.
Let’s continue the journey until our next blog.