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Uzbekistan – The Silk Route Experience

Unveil the mystique of Uzbekistan, a place where ancient tales are etched in turquoise tiles, whispering promises of a journey through the Silk Road’s golden era. The air is thick with history, inviting you to tread on the same cobblestones that traders and travelers once walked.

Uzbekistan

Starts: from Tashkent Airport (TAS)

Ends: at Tashkent Airport (TAS)

Type: Mixed Gender

Dates

Start: 2 May, 2024

End: 9 May, 2024

₹ 84500

About the Tour

Do you want to embark on an extraordinary journey through Uzbekistan, the heart of Central Asia? A country where the ancient echoes of its cities – Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva – blend seamlessly into a captivating narrative, inviting you to unravel the mysteries of this cultural tapestry. Uzbekistan is much more beautiful & intriguing than our expectations, and the warm hospitality of Uzbeks is going to melt your heart every day. Are you ready to experience the best of Uzbekistan with us?

Uzbekistan, where history and modernity coalesce, is an invitation to immerse yourself in a realm where every moment is a step back in time and a leap into the future. Ancient cities like Samarkand and Bukhara were vital stops along the Silk Road, fostering cultural exchange. In the 14th century, Timur’s empire thrived, leaving a legacy of architectural marvels. Did you know that in 1924, it became the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic and gained independence in 1991? Today, the nation’s history is marked by a blend of ancient Silk Road heritage, Soviet-era developments, and a forward-looking approach, making it a fascinating mosaic of tradition and modernity. The five “M”s – Mosques, Madrasahs, Minarets, Mausoleums, and Markets, are the heart & soul of Uzbekistan.

Would you like to get lost in the magnificence of its architecture, the richness of its history, and the vibrancy of its bazaar?

Begin your adventure in Tashkent, the vibrant capital that bridges the old and the new. Here, modernity dances alongside timeless traditions. As you wander through the bustling Chorsu Bazaar, the air is infused with the aroma of spices and the lively chatter of vendors. Amidst the chaotic yet harmonious symphony of colors and sounds, you’ll find yourself immersed in the dynamic pulse of Uzbek’s daily life. Hazrati Imam Complex, the religious heart of Tashkent, allows us to witness one of the oldest Quran manuscripts in the world. The peace one feels as soon as they enter the Quran museum, is a testament to the purity of the place. And, how can we forget visiting the memorial of Shastri ji, the second Prime Minister of India, who left the world during his time in Tashkent? 

Continuing your odyssey, Khiva emerges on the horizon like an oasis in the desert. This living museum, surrounded by ancient city walls, transports you to a time when caravans laden with silk and spices traversed the vast expanse of the Khorezm region. 

The colorful tilework of the Kalta Minor Minaret, the splendor of the Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa, and the unmatchable beauty of  Kuhna Arks weave a tale of a city that has withstood the sands of time. The traditional authenticity of Itchan Kala makes you feel as if you have time-traveled a few centuries back! You feel like absorbing as much Khiva as possible because of its rustic timeless beauty, but the more you explore Khiva, the more you feel like staying there forever.

From Khiva, your journey leads you to Bukhara, a historical city that was heavily bombed in 1920 by the Soviet army to destroy the Emirate of Bukhara. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of the Old City, where the Ark of Bukhara stands as a testament to the city’s resilience. Within its walls, you’ll find echoes of conquests and the whispers of courtly intrigues. Bukhara’s architectural treasures, like Bolo Hauz Mosque, Samanids Mausoleum, the Bazaars, and the Poi Kalon Complex, capture the essence of a bygone era, inviting you to be part of a story that has unfolded over centuries.

The vintage streets of Old Bukhara, and the colorful small touristy shops would want you to keep clicking postcard-perfect pictures!

Leaving Tashkent, set your compass towards Samarkand, the jewel of Uzbekistan. As you approach, the azure domes of Registan Square emerge on the horizon like a mirage, promising an encounter with the grandeur of the Silk Road. Step onto the square, where the Samarkand’s past is etched in every tile. The Registan, flanked by three madrasahs, unveils a breathtaking panorama that transcends time. The celestial beauty of the architecture, bathed in hues of blue and gold, transports you to an era when Samarkand was a flourishing center of commerce and culture.

Let’s hold hands and traverse the Silk Route together, get amazed by the glory of the past, and make lifetime memories with each other!

Trip Highlights

Visa for Uzbekistan

Please note that the Uzbekistan visa is included in our package, and we’ll take care of the process end to end. Indian Passport Holders can enter Uzbekistan with an Electronic visa, and we’ll require a clear copy of your passport, a digital photograph, and a few more personal information. Please note that your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of travel.

Our package cost is also valid only for Indian Passport Holders. If you don’t possess the same, it’s your responsibility to inform the same to us before booking this package.

Your Itinerary

Please land by 5 PM at Tashkent Airport (Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport)
Airport Code: TAS

Direct Flight available on May 2 from Delhi to Tashkent (Uzbekistan Airways, HY 424, landing in Tashkent at 4:45 PM)

Pickup Schedule (Group Transfer):

Pickup Time from the Airport: 6 PM (land by 5 PM for this)

Notes:

  1. Please note that our hotel in Tashkent is just a 15-minute drive from the airport.
  2. If your flight schedule doesn’t match the group pickup schedule mentioned here, then we can arrange a private pickup for you (chargeable). If you wish to come a day early or stay back an extra day, we can assist in hotel bookings as well. 
  3. Tashkent Airport offers one of the best currency exchange rates. You can bring USD, and convert it to UZS  (Uzbekistani Som) at the airport itself.
  4. We can also help you book flights at rates better than online.

After Hotel Check-in,
Rest & Relax
Group Introduction & Orientation

Overnight in a 4-star hotel 

Breakfast
Tashkent City Tour, including below places:
Hazrati Imam Complex (place where all important monuments are)
Chorsu Bazaar
Lunch
Amir Temur Square
Independence Square
Lal Bahadur Shastri Monument
Dinner

Overnight in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Head to Tashkent Airport
Flight to Urgench (10 AM~ flight/~ 1 hr 15 min)
Transfer from Urgench Airport to Khiva
Hotel Check-In & freshen-up
Ichan Kala (Old Khiva) City Tour (everything is in 1 campus) including below places:
Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa
Kalta Minor Minaret
Kuhna Ark
Lunch
Juma Mosque…and a lot more
Dinner

Overnight in a 3.5-star equivalent hotel

Breakfast
Hotel Check-Out
Departure for Bukhara (420 km/7hours)
Enjoy the mystical beautiful views of the Kyzylkum Desert (known as red sand), agricultural fields, rivers, lakes, and life of local people, during this road journey. You’ll be given packed lunch boxes as there are not very decent restaurants on the way. Although, we will take breaks to freshen up and stretch.
Arrival in Bukhara (by evening)
Hotel Check-In
Rest & Relax
Time to explore on your own/ dinner (cost excluded)
(Our hotel is located at a 5-min walking distance from Old Bukhara, the heritage city, and hence, you can explore the cute cafes, and souvenir shops, vintage streets, click pretty pictures in this free time).

Overnight in a traditional boutique heritage hotel

Breakfast
Samanids Mausoleum
Chashma Ayyub
Bolo Hauz Mosque
Ark of Bukhara (Early Residence of Bukhara Emirs)
Lunch
Poi Kalon (Minorai Kalon, Masjidi Kalon, Madrasshah Mir Arab)
Lyabi Hauz complex
Traditional Dance Show
Dinner

Overnight in a traditional boutique heritage hotel

Breakfast
Rest & relax
Hotel Check-out
Free time to explore the market/have lunch (cost excluded)
Transfer to Bukhara railway station
Board Afrosiyob bullet train to Samarkand
Transfer to hotel from Samarkand railway station
Hotel Check-In
Rest & Relax

Overnight in a 4-star hotel (offering spa & sauna services too)

Breakfast
Guri Emir mausoleum
Shahi Zindah complex
Lunch
Siyob Bazaar
Bibi Khanum Mosque (from outside)
Registan Square (Ulughbek, Tillakori & Sherdar Madrassahs)
Back to hotel

Overnight in a 4-star hotel (offering spa & sauna services too)

Breakfast
Hotel Check-out
Ulughbek Observatory
Hazrat Hyzr mosque
Lunch
Transfer to Samarkand Railway Station
Board Afrosiyob bullet train to Tashkent
Transfer from Tashkent Railway Station to Airport with a short dinner break (cost excluded for dinner)
Airport Drop by 9:30 PM

Trip Ends

Please note that we expect to drop participants at Tashkent Airport (Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport, Airport Code: TAS) by 9:30 PM. We recommend participants book a flight after 12:30 AM (remember post-midnight,  it’s the next day while booking flights).
Direct Flight available on May 10 from Tashkent to Delhi (Uzbekistan Airways, HY 421, departing from Tashkent at 1:25 AM)

Please note that if you wish to stay for an extra day in Tashkent, we can assist with bookings.

Booking/ Query

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

This trip can also be personalized as per your needs, with your friends & family. If interested, please reach out to us.

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9999 74 9677
Email: chandni@transformingtravels.com

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