1. What is Umrah ?

Umrah means “to visit a populated place“ . It is a pilgrimage to Makkah and a Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad pbuh.

Steps for Umrah

  • Ihram – Intention to perform Umrah
  • Tawaf around the Holy Kaaba
  • Sai’I – Seven rounds between mount Safa and Mawrah in worship
  • Cut hair – Men must trim or shave their hair, women must trim their hair (cut the tip)
  • Hajj is pillar of Islam and Umrah is Sunnah
  • Hajjj is only performed in the month of Zil Hajj and Umrah can be performed through out the year
  • Hajj consists of Ihram, Tawaf, Sai, Halq/Taqsir, Mina, Arafat, stoning shaitan, Muzdalifah and Qurbani whereas Umrah consists of Ihram, Tawaf, Sai and Halq/Taqsir

Umrah can be performed through out the year

Yes, al muslim foreigners from any country in the world are allowed to perform Umrah

No, Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Makkah or Madinah cities.

Ihram is the sacred stated in which it is obligatory for a Muslim to enter to perform Hajj or Umrah.

One can do the Niyat of Ihram while leaving from home or at the airport or in the plane when the arrival of Miqat is announced.

It totally depends on your budget and time period you have. Working individuals who cannot get long leaves from office or business prefer short private packages.

Yes , anyone can book an Umrah or Hajj package online through our website www.online-umrah.com, leading Umrah agent in India

An Umrah visa is required to perform Umrah

It takes approximately 2-3 working days to get an Umrah Visa

For the Umrah Visa you require scanned copies of valid passport minimum six months remaining to expire from return date, passport photo, pan card

You require atleast 7 days prior to plan your trip without any rush.

Generally it takes around 2-3 hours to perform all rituals / arkaan in Umran.

Makkah and Madinah cities both have hotels starting from budget , 2 star, 3 star, 4 star 5 star and luxury end hotel accommodations. Selection totally depends on your budget.

In Private Package Selection totally depends on your budget and preference. In Group departure the selection is of the tour operator.

The distance from the hotels to Haram differ from package to package. Generally the cheaper the package the further the hotel.

Yes children are allowed in the room. Children below 6 years can share their parents bed.

Yes, wheel chair is available in Haram free of cost. There are also battery operated wheel chairs available for rent which are chargeable

There are various mobile network operators STC Mobiliy. Sim cards are easily available at mobile and general stores. They require visa copy for the same.

In group departures Indian food is included in the packages. For private departures it depends on your budget and preference.

Generally In group departures laundry is included in the packages. For private departures it depends on your budget and preference.

Yes Indian, South Indian, Pakistani, Turkish, Far East Lebanese etc. restaurants are easily available in Makkah and Madinah around haram

No, it is not expensive however you have to bargain for price.

There are many things one can buy. The most common things bought by pilgrims are Dates (khajoor), prayer mats, Burkhas, men thobes, ittar, perfurmes, tasbeeh, caps, fabrics, cosmetics, chocolates.

For daily use the pilgrims can fill their personal bottles from Haram. Packed Zam Zam water to take along to your country is available at the airport at a nominal cost.

Yes Travel kit is provided by online-umrah to all the pilgrims

It is an approximately 5 hours drive from Makkah to Madinah or Madinah to Makkah.

Yes, in private tour package the customer can decide for preferred arrival destination Makkah or Madinah, In a group departure of depends on the itinerary of the tour operator.

No, It is not necessary / mandatory to visit Madinah during an Umrah

Online-umrah is an experienced and professional tour operator in India. The selection of the hotels, ground handling service, transportation, food and other facilities is the best. We are there to take care of you and the pilgrims can perform a hassle free Umrah or Hajj.

The Haramain High-Speed Rail Project, announced by the Saudi Railway Organization, involves a 450km rail link between Makkah (Mecca) and Madinah.

If you're in Saudi Arabia and want to perform Umrah with ease, you can download the Eatmarna app and use it to register for the pilgrimage and avail transport easily

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