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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous. Hopefully this will be a good place to begin your research.
Authorized U.S. Travel Agents for Hajj & Umrah Trips __ "This list of authorized licensed agents is up-to-date as of November 2006 (Shawwal 1427 H.), according to the website of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC. This list is alphabetical and implies no endorsement of any individual travel agency. Pilgrims are advised to contact several different agencies to compare services and prices before making a decision." - From about.com and Saudi Embassy - http://islam.about.com/od/hajj/a/hajj_agents_us.htm
Educational Hajj and Umrah __ "Organizes and supports Hajj and Umrah tours from the UK; information about services offered." A commercial site but with a lot of information. - illustrated - From hajjumrahuk.com - http://www.hajjumrahuk.com/
Hajj Assistance Committee of North America __ This North American group arranges Umra, Hajj and Ziyarat excursions. Has information on itineraries, facilities and resources, plus a photo gallery. - illustrated - From ziyarat.org - http://www.ziyarat.org/
Mecca __ "Mecca or Makkah (in full: Makkah al-Mukarramah), is located located in western Saudi Arabia. You will find information for planning a trip or a Hajj. There are still many gaps to be filled in this encyclopedic article. - From wikitravel.org - http://wikitravel.org/en/Makkah
Mecca Tourism - Mecca Vacation Reviews - Mecca Vacations
__ You will find
articles, resources and reviews. - illustrated - From tripadvisor.com -
Mecca Travel Guide __ "Mecca is the holiest city of islam. It is off limits to non-believers. Millions of Moslims come to the city during the Hajj." Information consists mostly of maps. - illustrated - From world66.com - http://www.world66.com/asia/middleeast/saudiarabia/mecca
South Bay Islamic Association __ You will find excellent advice about preparing for a Hajj and some serious advice about choosing a tour operator. - From sbia.info - http://www.sbia.info/mambo/content/view/116/104/
Welcome to Haj India __ While a commercial site you will still find much good information if you are planning a Hajj from India. - illustrated - From hajindia.com - http://www.hajindia.com/home.htm
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