Israel Ministry of Tourism


All India, 28th April 2016: Heavy with salt and rich with minerals, Dead Sea is fascinating. Often addressed as the lowest place on earth or the largest health spa in the world, Dead Sea is breath taking and a natural beauty. This unique hypersaline lake is famous as a tourist spot all around the world. The crystal shape salt formation, the cobalt blue waters with compelling history and modern mineral spas is a perfect combination to rejuvenate the body and refresh the mind.

Don’t know how to swim or scared of water? – Then Dead Sea is a perfect place to experience being in a body of water without being anxious. Float without even trying as high salt concentration lets you float effortlessly on the water without sinking. Imagine floating on the surface of the water with a drink and your favourite read without sinking in the water. Floating in the Dead Sea is one of the most popular ‘must dos’ for the thousands of people visiting Israel each year. The abundance of bromine present in the air in the Dead Sea area also helps with relaxation by calming your nerves. Still not in a mood to take a dip and float, just be in the area for some scenic views breathing the fresh air.

The black mud found in the Dead Sea area is believed to cure certain ailments – spread the black mud on the body and let the nourishing minerals do their magic on you. Mud, salt and floating is a perfect combination for a sound sleep. Visitors can also take the miraculous mud home in forms of mud packs, infused oil soap bars, massage and face creams and other products.

Dead Sea offers a modern vacation with the ultimate spa experience. The Dead Sea salt is known to ease rheumatologic conditions and stimulate blood circulation. Various hotels situated near the Dead Sea offers spa treatments using Dead Sea products. The luxurious spas de-stress and rejuvenate completely, leaving your body and mind fresh. With different types of treatments, indoor salt water pool, private Jacuzzis, ‘hammam’ and fitness centres, the hotels located near Dead Sea of Israel are adept.

If you prefer a private beach and a pool of Dead Sea water all for yourself, the luxurious hotels here offer comfort beyond comparison. Dead Sea area of Israel is filled with modern hotels which allow you to cut off from work and social media and enjoy in your private oasis. Each of these hotels and resorts are known for pampering their guests while offering privacy and lavish facilities.

There is more to do than just relaxing in the spas and floating in the Dead Sea. Visit the ancient archaeological sites to experience the desert with treks, walking trails, jeep tours as well as organised tours. The historic fortress of Masada near the Dead Sea area can be explored by taking a cable car ride to the top for some picturesque sights, Ein Gedi, located west of Dead Sea is an oasis and a natural reserve in the middle of a desert, Kibbutz Ein Gedi located hilltop is home to plants and trees from all over the world. The Qumran Caves, an archaeological site dating back 2,000 years, are 11 caves located northwest of the Dead Sea are the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls, containing the oldest version of the Bible ever found.

About Israel:
Israel is a vibrant and modern country with vast diversity and rich culture. Jerusalem – the well known city; is among the most sacred places in the world. Along the eastern Mediterranean coastline is the vibrant, modern, fashionable and cosmopolitan Tel Aviv. One must explore Israel’s diversity and visit archaeological sites of Eilat, beautiful beaches of Haifa, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Acre (Akko) and fascinating history of Nazareth. Be it family and leisure getaways, party and nightlife experiences, adventure and rejuvenation, Israel has a variety of holiday options to explore.

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