Travel Safe in Transcontinental Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating holiday destination. It is a beautiful, interesting, and dynamic place with a lot of regional uniqueness and variety. There are 13 sites identified on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, and a whopping 62 on the tentative list. The list ranges from a Mesolithic temple (Göbekli Tepe) to a Biblical city (Ephesus) and a World War One battlefield (Gallipoli), which makes Turkey the most-visited tourist destination in the world.

Opt for an international travel insurance as you explore the varied culture of Turkey. ICICI Lombard offers comprehensive international travel insurance plans to suit your needs. It covers you for both medical and non-medical emergencies on any international trip. ICICI Lombard’s International Travel Insurance is easy to purchase, available online, and offers coverage with no medical tests up to 85 years of age.

Untoward incidents can happen anywhere and anytime, therefore, it is advisable to opt for international travel insurance for a foreign trip. ICICI Lombard’s International Travel Insurance Policies are designed to suit each person’s needs. For frequent travellers our Gold Multi Trip Travel Insurance is a great option.

Benefits of ICICI Lombard Travel Insurance in Turkey

Protect your travel plans and finances against unforeseen travel-related emergencies in Turkey with ICICI Lombard’s International Travel Insurance plan, which offers:

Daily Allowance in Case of Hospitalisation

Gold Multi Trip Plan with 30, 45 or 60 days Security per Trip Yearly

No Medical Tests up to 85 Years of Age

No Medical Tests up to 85 Years of Age

Trip Cancellation and Interruption Reimbursement

Trip Cancellation and Interruption Reimbursement

Emergency Cash Advance (for instances such as theft, burglary, etc.)

Rest Assured with a Sum Insured of up to $500,000

Cashless Hospitalisation Worldwide

Cashless Hospitalisation Facility Worldwide

Coverage for Total Loss of Checked-in Baggage

Coverage for Total Loss of Checked-in Baggage including Handbags

Emergency Hotel Extension

Emergency Hotel Extension

Things to Do in Turkey

  • Mardin Located on a strategic hilltop overlooking the plains of Mesopotamia in south-eastern Turkey, Mardin is one of the oldest settlements in the region known for its cultural diversity and sandstone buildings cascading down the hill.
    The maze of meandering streets leads visitors along terraced houses and popular sites like Deyrü’z-Zafaran Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and the Sultan Isa Medresesi, a medieval monument that was once an astronomical observatory.
Burj Khalifa
  • Pamukkale Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey that is known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. It neighbours the Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 BC. The ruins there include a well-preserved theatre and a necropolis with sarcophagi that stretch for 2 km.
Dubai Mall
  • Topkapi Palace It is the largest palace in Istanbul and was one of the major residences of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign. At its peak, the palace was home to around 4,000 people and covered a large area with a long shoreline. It contained mosques, a hospital, bakeries, and a mint.
    The Palace was developed over the course of centuries, with sultans adding and changing various structures and elements. The resulting asymmetry is the result of the erratic growth and change over time.
Atlantis Hotel
  • Bosphorus Strait The Bosphorus Strait is a narrow, natural strait and an internationally significant waterway located in north-western Turkey, which forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey. It connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and, by extension via the Dardanelles, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean Seas.
Desert Safari
  • Hagia Sophia Museum It was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), an imperial mosque later, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi) in Istanbul. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 BC and 537 BC on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The Byzantine architecture of the Hagia Sophia served as inspiration for many other Ottoman mosques.
Desert Safari

Embassy Information

In case of emergencies including natural disasters, political upheavals, loss of passport and other emergencies, contact the Indian Embassy in Turkey. The following are the details:

Embassy Address Contact Details Working Hours Email
Embassy of India Çankaya Mahallesi, 06680 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey +90 312 438 21 95 Monday to Friday:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

List of International Airports

Location Airport
Istanbul Ataturk Airport Istanbul
Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Istanbul
Antalya Airport Antalya
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport Izmir
Ankara Esenboga Airport Ankara
Trabzon Havalimanı Trabzon

Visa Procedure

Ordinary passport holders can obtain their 30-day single-entry e-Visa via if they have a valid Schengen or USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit and that they travel to Turkey with Turkish Airlines or Egypt Air.

Indian passport holders shall be required to have an electronic visa (e-visa) or a sticker visa issued by a Turkish diplomatic or consular mission abroad in order to be able to enter into Turkey.

There should be a valid supporting document (Schengen visa or a valid visa from any of the OECD member countries, or a valid residence permit of a Schengen or OECD country). The validity of your e-visa is directly linked to the validity of your supporting document. Your e-visa is valid only on the dates on which your supporting document is valid.

For most visas, applications can be completed online, though for some applications, the passport and other supporting documents must be sent to the immigration authorities. Visit the above-mentioned website of the Indian Embassy in Turkey for any emergency while in the country. For any visa-related query, contact the Turkish Embassy or consulates:

Embassy / Consulates Address Contact Details Working Hours Website
Turkish Embassy 50-N, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021 +91-11- 26889053 Monday to Friday
(9:30AM - 5:30PM)
Consulate General of Turkey 51, Jamnalal Bajaj Rd, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 +91-22-2204 0365 Monday to Friday
(9:00AM - 5:00PM)
Turkish Consulate G C, 8-2-293/82/G/C, Rd Number 34, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 +91-76759 98992 - -
Consulate General of Turkey 2, Nazar Ali Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019 +91-33-2287 5605 - -

List of Well-known Indian Restaurants in Turkey

Put your taste buds to the test. With a wide range of local and international delicacies, there is food to fit every taste.

Restaurant Cuisines Budget
Musafir Indian Restaurant, Istanbul Indian ₹ 2,000 - 3,000
Swaad Indian Restaurant, Istanbul Indian ₹ 2,000 - 3,000
Taj Mahal, Istanbul Indian ₹ 2,500 - 3,500
Dubb Indian Restaurant, Istanbul North Indian ₹ 3,000 - 4,000
Source: Zomato
Rates are merely indicative for 2 persons and are subject to change based on change in conversion rates

Customer Reviews


Vijay Gupta

I was a little apprehensive to drive in Turkey considering the high rate of road traffic accidents there. I decided to buy international travel insurance from ICICI Lombard. The entire process of buying the plan was simple, the rates were competitive, and the staff was helpful. It was a memorable trip and I didn’t make a claim. However, having travel insurance offered me great peace of mind.


Sumit Nanda

I had to wait for several hours for my flight after the recent terrorist attack at the Ataturk airport. The flight was cancelled and I was worried about my return tickets. Thanks to ICICI Lombard’s international travel insurance, which covered the expenses for cancellation of flight and they helped me to book the return tickets. They saved my day otherwise I would have been in deep trouble.


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