I'm not a Muslim (I consider myself as Jain/Hindu, etc) but I wish to travel around Mecca. There is a common belief around the world that only Muslims are allowed inside Mecca. Is that true?
Can I travel to Mecca for a tour? Is there any restrictions around it based on religion?
If it is restricted based upon religion, what are the options to travel to Mecca as a curious traveler/tourist?
What about Jabal al-Nour, the 'mountain of light' on the outskirts of Mecca? Is this site accessible to those who do not qualify to visit the mosque?