Karbala Tourism

Karbala (Arabic: كربلاء‎‎) Karbalā’; is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Baghdad. Karbala is the capital of Karbala Governorate, and has an estimated population of 572,300 people (2003). The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala (680), is believed to be as holy a city for both sunni and shia muslimsShia Muslims as Mecca, Medina and the noble sanctuary in Jerusalem because tens of millions of Shia Muslims visit the site twice a year, which is more than the total Shia visitors of Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem combined (see list of largest peaceful gatherings in history). Karbala is home to the Imam Hussein Shrine. Karbala is famous as the site of the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali (Imam Husain), and commemorations are held by millions of Shias annually to remember it. Karbala is considered sacred by Shias.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Karbala in Iraq. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Karbala like a local. A holiday in Karbala can generally be of 1-2 days.

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