Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 3. Pamukkale hot springs

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Location: Denizli, Turkey

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Pamukkale hot springs with its healing power has been attracting tourist since 2nd century BC. The hot spring due to volcanic activities and minerals present makes it a healing destination by nature.There are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C (95 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F).  Pamukkale thermal waters are bursting with healthy minerals and are said to be good for circulation issues, skin ailments, heart conditions and rheumatism.

History of  Pamukkale hot springs

  1. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis at Pamukkale
  2. The Hierapolis flourishedto its peak till 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. By 60AD an earth quake destroyed all
  3. Till mid of 20th century hotels were made over the remains of Hierapolis
  4. Hierapolis-Pamukkale was made a World Heritage Site in 1988
  5. Once it was announced World heritage site, the hotel there were demolished

Activities for tourists at Pamukkale hot springs

  1. Take a bath in the hot springs
  2. Stay Back or visit early to avoid rush and walk from bottom gate till top
  3. Visit Heirapolis ruins
  4. Take a dip in Antique pool
  5. Visit museum and Pamukkale caslte

How to reach there


Denizli-Cardak Airport, 65 kms away, is the nearest airport.It has flights to Istanbul and Tehran. Istanbul International airport has connectivity to major destinations like:

  1. Dubai
  2. Kuwait
  3. London
  4. Belgrade
  5. Singapore
  6. Baku etc


The best time for visiting Pamukkale is spring (April to mid May). 

Season Average temperature
Summer ( May to Mid August) 30°C to 40°C
Winter ( November to mid February) 0°C to 20°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Kaklik caves( 44 kms away)
  2. Temple of Artemis Ephesus ( 191 kms away)
  3. Kusadasi. ( 189kms away)
  4. Izmir ( 224kms away)
  5. Mount honaz national park ( 30 kms away)

Some hotels in Pamukkale for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Venus Suite Hotel

Hotel Alida

Melrose House

Pamukkale Ninova Thermal Spa & Hotel

Anatolia Hotel


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 Photo courtesy: By Antoine Taveneaux – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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