What is Umrah?
Umrah is a ‘lesser’ pilgrimage. Its a sunnah of prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He performed four times during his life time. However you can do it during Hajj as well. These days some people prefer to have a first hand experience of huge gathering to prepare themselves for epic gathering of Hajj.
Apart from this you will get ample time during Umrah which can be used to explore both Makkah and Madinah thoroughly. Its really exhausting during Hajj to do so because you will have to be focused completely on your rituals. Umrah is pretty simple where only Tawaf and Sa’i needs significant effort and remaining rituals are very easy. Just two to three hours are enough to finish it.Here I am wrapping this topic quickly in order to explore more about Umrah you can go through one of my detailed answer I gave in a separate question.