Following a successful week at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where Sonam Kapoor’s fashion looks on the red carpet, and therefore her outfits, made headlines, the Neerja actress made her way to Israel. This was Sonam’s first visit to Israel, who was accompanied by her mother Sunita Kapoor, where they spent time unwinding and relaxing while still visiting the sites and sights, enjoying the vast cuisines and the culture in Jerusalem, Deadsea & Tel Aviv.
Sonam on her visit to Israel said, “Israel is beautiful and exciting. I was thrilled while exploring Israel and everything about this place is so unique! When I was in Jerusalem, the character of the city, the culture, beautiful alleys, markets, and lovely people kept me hooked all the time. I also felt that Dead Sea is out of the world experience which I will always cherish. I hope to be back here soon….”
Sonam’s main agenda of travel to Israel was to shoot the cover story of Harper’s Bazaar Bride Magazine in the stunning Jerusalem. Sonam extended her trip after the shoot and also met Mr. Amir Halevi, Director General – Israel Ministry of Tourism, along with Mr. Hassan Madah, Director – Israel Ministry of Tourism India.
Sonam and Sunita Kapoor visited the holy city of Jerusalem, a religious site where one can experience the contrast between old world historical charm and modern city living where ancient alleyways of the Old City tell tales spanning thousands of years of history. The Mahane Yehuda market and the Tower of David Light and Sound Show, which is also home to the 2016 Jerusalem Light Festival was also a part of their itinerary.
They also visited the picturesque Tel Aviv-Yafo harbour, along the eastern Mediterranean coastline, with remnants of ancient storefronts, with museums, unique street art and as well as shop the city’s famous street markets. Sonam and her mother also explored the cosmopolitan and modern city of Tel Aviv, known around the world for its Bauhaus architecture, contemporary museums, and stylish beaches.
Often addressed as the lowest place on earth and the largest health spa in the world, Dead Sea is a breath taking natural beauty. This unique hypersaline lake is a famous tourist spot with crystal shape salt formations, the cobalt blue waters have a compelling history, and the modern mineral spas are a perfect combination to rejuvenate the body and refresh the mind. The mother – daughter duo relaxed while they at the Dead Sea, and indulged in one of the spa treatments as well.
Sonam was surprised to see her fan following in Israel and also met few of them. Sonam also posted her travel pictures on her Snapchat.
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.