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Trip to Morocco – Explore the Beautiful Kingdom and Understand the Rich Traditional Influences

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Morocco officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a North-African country, rich in nature. It has enchanting beaches, lovely resorts like Mogador Essaouira covering six hundred hectares of forest area, picturesque mountains, valleys, cliffs in the Mediterranean etc.

On a trip to Morocco you can see a great combination of deserts, green valleys, snow capped Atlas Mountains and superb beaches. Travelling in Morocco is relatively easy. You can travel by train, motorbikes or hire a taxi. Royal Air Morocco provides domestic flights from Casablanca to all other major cities. You can start your tour by visiting cities like Marrakech, Tangier, Fes and Casablanca where you will find medinas, bazaars and riads. Other places of attraction worth visiting are Boulaouane Kasbah, a majestic fortress in Casablanba, Citadel of Chellah Gardens in Morocco’s capital Rabbat, where hundreds of varieties of flowers are diaplayed. Mohamed V Mausoleum is an amazing work of architecture which houses the graves of members of Moroccan royal family. A trip to Morocco is incomplete without Mamora Forest located close to Rabbat. Different species of trees, birds and animals can be found here. It is a famous spot for hiking especially the Atlas Mountains and the Rif mountain range where you can try mountain biking, paragliding, mountain climbing and canyoning. Make it a point to visit Ifrane, better known as the Switzerland of Morocco, where you can experience coolness in summer and snowfall in winters. Spend a night or two on the Atlantic beaches of Morocco, one of them being the Dakhla Bay, where you are sure to watch migratory birds like pink flamingos. Other places of interest are Asilah, the El Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, the Menara Gardens, etc.

Morocco Climate – Mediterranean and Variable

Morocco climate is a bit variable. Northern coasts and central region experience mediterranean type of climate. It is cold in winters and summers are very hot. The southern parts of Morocco days are hot and dry but nights are quite cold. Coastal areas experience rainfall from november to march. The Atlas mountains are covered with snow throught the year. The winters in the northern parts of Morocco are rainy and chilly while on the periphery of sahara desert down south, it is extremely hot during the day and chilly at night. The Mediterranean sea and Atlantic ocean bring cold breeze. As per the Morocco climate, it is advisable for the travellers to wear cottons and linens in summer and medium thermal wears in winters at night.

Morocco Culture – Rich and Unique

With a culture full of diversity, Morocco has people from many religions. It is a muslim country, and the official languages are Arabic and French. Though the common people speak Arabic, French is the commercial language which is taught in schools as well. People from several origins like Berbers, sub-Saharan Africans, Romans , Christians, Muslins, Vandals, etc live here. A majority of people speak Amazigh and Soussia is spoken in south-west region, Agadir in north Morocco andCentral Atlas. Tamazight and Riff are also spoken in different areas. The traditional dress of Moroccans is djellaba. Women wear kaftans on special occasions. The commonest domestic structures in Morocco are called the Dars, which are made up of thick, high walls. The interiors are decorated and properly ventilated.

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