Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 15. Hot springs of Hamat Gader

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Location: Hamat Gader,Israel

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Hamat Gader is Israel’s largest and oldest spa complex.It is located in Yarmuk river valley of Israel. The crocodile farm complex includes thermal baths. The water contains sulfur at a concentration of 4.7%, which may have a therapeutic effect on skin diseases, asthma, rheumatism and wrist pain, as well as renew skin cells

History of  Hamat Gader

  1. Hamat Gader was already a widely known health and recreation site in Roman time
  2. The baths were constructed during 2nd century
  3. The inscriptions in the baths mentions the empress Eudocia (421-460), the Caesar Anastasius (491-518) and the Umayyad caliph Muawiyya (661-680) who had visited the baths
  4. The synagogue uncovered on the mound south of the baths was built in the 5th-6th century for use by the many Jews who came to the baths

Activities for tourists at Hamat Gader

  1. Take a plunge in the hot spring waters
  2. Visit the ancient Roman baths
  3. Visit alligator farm
  4. Enjoy parrot shows

How to reach there


Tel Aviv airport is 165 kms away. It has flights to international destinations such as:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Kochi
  3. Athens
  4. Baku
  5. Istanbul
  6. Amman etc


The best times to visit Hamat Gader are months April to November

Season Average temperature
Winter ( December to March) 7°C to 23°C
Summer (May to August) 22°C to 38°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Nazareth ( 54 kms away)
  2. Tel Aviv( 153 kms away)
  3. Ein Gedi ( 170 kms away)
  4. Jerusalem ( 162 kms away)
  5. Jaffa ( 160 kms away)

Some hotels in HamatGader for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.6500/- per night

Hassan Guest House

Kibbutz Mizra Country Lodging

Nazareth Guest House Al Nabaa

Antique Guest House


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 Photo courtesy: By Yarin Kirchen from Stamford – IMG_4054, CC BY 2.0,

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