Jos | City of Captivating Landscapes
The beauty of a beautiful city best described by its romantic and temperate climate, magnificent geography and landmarks, and mind-blowing tourist attractions. This has made the city a destination of choice for many tourists and fun seekers within and outside Nigeria. What’s the name of this pristine and cosmopolitan city domiciled in Nigeria’s middle belt? Jos. The city is bounded by Bauchi (North-East), Kaduna (North West), Nassarawa (South-West) and Taraba (South-East).
The sights and sounds, the buzz of day-to-day life and the splendid nightlife of this endowed city entices people to the town. Today, Jos is not only popular for being the meeting point of different ethnic groups in Nigeria but also a tourist hub that continue to attract visitors from all over the world. [/dropcap]
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Plateau State derived its name from the Jos Plateau with Jos as its state capital. The Jos plateau is a tableland with an altitude of 1,280 metres above sea level and covers 8,600km. It seats at the centre of the city and it is a site with wonderful rock formations.
Riyom rock is located in Riyom town. It is a landmark whose formation leaves tourists astounded because it physically appears as if the rock was prearranged by someone which is not the case. It is a natural rock formation.
JOS WILDLIFE PARK
The Jos wildlife park is as old as Jos itself. The park hosts different kinds of animals ranging from the reptiles, primates, and birds. Others are cattle, elephants, gazelles, lions, hyenas, crocodiles, jackals, honey badger, desert tortoise, water turtle and python. Also, baboons, chimpanzees and monkeys of different species are held in cages for sightseeing. It offers the best of wildlife to visitors!
Nok culture is dear to the people of Jos. It dates as far back as 2500 years. More about this staggering history can be acquired at the Jos museum where some of the Nok relics are kept. Aside from the Nok culture, other relics of old Plateau state can also be seen at the museum. Just don’t forget to stopover. It was established in 1952.
Located in Hawan Kibo in Riyom local government area of Jos, the Assop waterfalls has a warm ambience and lavishly arresting aerial view that makes it a wonderful spot for picnic and other social events.
Jovago have many hotels in Jos with different price ranges. Also, you can dine Calabar Kitchen, Beverlyn Restaurant, Bar Cardi lounge and Splendid restaurant among others. They serve both local and intercontinental cuisines.
Be careful when you talk about religion. It is a very sensitive issue considering the city’s religion frailties. Don’t even discuss it.
Nigeria Naira (Banking transactions can be done with the use of Visa and MasterCard).
Jos Airport, Heipang.