Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 11. Ein Gedi

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Location: Ein Gedi,Isreael

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Ein Gedi, literally “spring of the kid” is an oasis and a nature reserve in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea. Dead sea , a lake,is one of the most saltiest water bodies in earth.For thousands of years ( even before Roman times) people are attracted to dead sea because of its healing and health promoting properties. The water and mud in dead sea is said to increas immunity, cure skin deceases etc. The region is said to have higher oxygen level -3. 3% more in summer to 4 % more in winter compared to other parts of the world. Also rhe sun rays here has lowest UV components. In nut shell its ideal location for Climatotherapy, Heliotherapy and Thalassotherapy.

History of  Ein Gedi

  1. A Chalcolithic temple of mid-fourth millennium BCE has been excavated from this region
  2. Ein Gedi is mentined in Hebrew bible ( 1200 to 100 BCE)
  3. Ein Gedi nature reserve was declared in 1971
  4. In 1998–99, the archaeological expedition of Yizhar Hirschfeld at Ein Gedi systematically excavated what has been called “the Essenes site”

Activities for tourists at Ein Gedi

  1. Swim / bath in dead sea
  2. Do meditation in the oxygen rich fresh air
  3. Take a mud covering or a sun bath at the mineral rich beach
  4. Visit Na’ama lookout point
  5. Hike through David stream trail

How to reach there


Te Aviv airport 128 kms away is the nearest airport. 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 Ein Gedi are months from November toMarch

Season Average temperature
Winter ( November to March) 11°C to 23°C
Summer (May to August) 22°C to 38°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Tel Aviv( 141 kms away)
  2. Masada ( 21kms away)
  3. Jerusalem ( 39 kms away)
  4. Jaffa ( 138 kms away)
  5. Galilee ( 152 kms away)

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

Kfar Hanokdim

Dead Sea Adventure Hostel

Bunksurfing Hostel

Cinema Hostel

Hebron Khan Hostel 

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