- When you have time available, normally before Zuhr prayers, you can go to different sacred places for Ziarat. Buses regularly move for such purpose and their ads are pasted on Hotel notice boards. So you can register to any of the operators for as low as SR 10 per head.
- If you plan to go for ziarat with smaller group using Taxi, the rates are normally lower before Hajj. Taxi (7-seater) can cost from SR 70 to SR 200 (total).
- The places included in the Ziarats are:
- Arafat (Jabl-e-Rahmat, Masjid-e-Nimra),
- Muzdalifa (Masjid Masha’r Haram, Nehr-e- Zubaida),
- Mina (Masjid-e-Kheef, Jamarat, Qurban Gah Hazrat Ismail)
- Masjid-e-Jin, Masjid-e-Ra’yah
- Jannat-e-Mualla (Cemetery)
- Birth place of prophet (Peace be Upon him)
- Jabl-e- Hira (Jabl-e-Noor)
- Makkah Museum
- All these places can be visited during your travel around Haram and Hajj.
- Birth place (library), Jannat-e-Mualla, Masjid Ra’yah and Masjid Jin are on walking distance from Safa-Marwa side. The Souq-Jafaria is also within this area.
Library at Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) birth place
Arafat, Muzdalifa, and Mina points, if known, can be seen during five days of Hajj.
- You will definitely visit Jamarat during Hajj,
Masjid-e-Kheef is just next to the Jamarat and can be visited on 8th ZilHajj.
Hazrat Ismail Sacrifice point (Qurban Gah) is a small tomb shape structure on the mountain visible from road/train just before Masjid Kheef on opposite direction, below Mina Palace, but not accessible.
- Masjid- Masha’r Haram is situated near Train stop Muzdalifa-1, where you get off the train when returning from Arafat. It is closed except for the Hajj days.
- Masjid Nimra is on the entrance of Arafat (when coming by road).
- The Asian camps are on opposite side of Arafat near Station Arafat-1. The road from Masjid Nimra leads to Jabl-e-Rahmat on the left of road. It may not be accessible on Hajj day due to crowd though.
- Nehr Zubaida remains can be seen on mountain when coming back from Arafat to Muzdaliffah by road.
- It is not recommended to visit Jabl-e-Noor and Thawr before Hajj.
- If you do not have experience in climbing/walking on mountains and it’s your first time in Makkah, It’s better to leave these mountains for your Umra/second trip. You may get unwell especially people with Knee issues may lose their Tawaf. For young visitors, Jabl-e-Noor is easier to climb and also has clear path to reach Hira cave.
- Jabl-e-Thawr takes more than 4-5 hours to climb and get back and there is no clear direction to reach Thawr cave.