As per Department of Statistics and Information of Saudi Government, there were 1,952,817 Hajjis in 2015.
Who offers Hajj Services?
Every year, Ministry of Hajj in Saudi Arabia (http://web.haj.gov.sa/english/Pages/default.aspx) calculates total number of Hajjis they can accommodate in Makkah and based on that they allocate quotas to 1000s of Hajj Service Providers/Hajj Operators throughout the world. These service providers (also known as Hajj Agents) can be:
- · Governments of various countries
- · Hajj and Umrah service provider organizations/companies/agents
- · Travel agencies who specialize in Hajj and Umrah services or Normal travel agencies offering Hajj services
Cost of Hajj Package:
The cost of the Hajj Package is dependent on various factors like:
- · Cost of Visa etc
- · Mode of Transportation to Saudi Arabia (Flights/Buses) and inside Saudi Arabia (Flights/Buses/Trains)
- · Duration of stay in Saudi Arabia during Hajj
- · The standard of accommodation provided in Saudi Arabia
- · The location of Camp in Mina which is also known as Category, like Category A Hajj etc (Allocated by Ministry of Hajj)
- · Cost of Sacrifice/Qurbani/Hadi
Booking for Hajj:
For performing Hajj you have to visit any of the above mentioned Hajj agents near your location. Usually Hajj services offered by the government is cheaper/discounted than the Hajj services offered by private agents. Also Hajj services provided by the government are considered more reliable.
Plz visit appropriate link from below:
How to Perform Hajj:
Staying in Mina and Arafat: