The historic- religious city of Mecca, emblematic of Islamic faith and religion, coalesces seamlessly- tourism and religious pilgrimage. Hajj, the sacred pilgrimage, is deemed as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is further, considered to be mandatory (if their physical or financial health permits it) for Muslims all over the world. The birthplace of Prophet Mohammad, situated in Western Saudi Arabia, this city is replete with history and is considered to be one of the most ancient cities in the world. House to Kaba, a mosque built by Abraham according to Muslim tradition, constructed around a black stone, this city is considered to be the first place that was created on earth and the place at which heavenly bliss and power radiate upon the earth directly. Every year about three million gather for the major pilgrimage, or Hajj, during the Muslim month of Dhu'l-Hijja, and many more perform the minor pilgrimage, or Umrah, at various times throughout the year. Even though people visit Mecca for its religious significance, there is an overwhelming presence of leisure tourism sector here. Your desire to attain peace shall certainly be facilitated with convenient and luxurious accommodation in the city. Because of its gigantic tourism, there is a presence of various multi-national hotels in the city. Hilton Makkah. Intercontinental Dar Al Tawhid, Sheraton Makkah Hotel, Ajyad Makkah Hotel, Mercure Hibatullah Hotel- are few amongst many hotels in this holy city which shall offer luxury during your spiritual visit. With adequate knowledge and planning, one can definitely transform this pilgrimage into once-in-a-lifetime experience.