Konya the home of Celaleddin-i Rumi (also known as Mevlana), is located in Central Anatolia. The Mevlana Mausoleum is a must see. From Istanbul to Konya, you can travel by bus, by plane and by train. it takes 1 hour plane travel, 10 hours bus travel and 13 hours train travel from Istanbul.
Mevlana Jalâluddîn Rumi was born in 1207 in Balkh in what is today Afghanistan. At an early age his family left Balkh because of the danger of the invading Mongols and settled in Konya, Turkey, which was then the capital of the Seljuk Empire.His father Bahauddin was a great religious teacher who received a position at the university in Konya.He lived in Konya till end of his life.He tried to spread the love of human from this holy town to the world.'' to love all the creatures for the creature.''
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