Silk Road Highlights: Central Asia

    Explore the Central Asian cities en route the ancient Silk Road

    • Duration

      8 Days

    • Total Destinations

      3

    • Attractions

      19

    • Pkg Id

      0000199

    Nothing sparks the imagination of the curious traveler than the fabled Silk Road. Travel to the major hubs of the ancient trade route in Central Asia – Tashkent, Bishkek and Almaty. Discover the rich history and the fascinating culture of Central Asia and trek the rugged landscapes of the steppes that witnessed numerous battles and the rise and fall of countless civilizations.

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    DAY 1
    Tashkent Welcomes You

    • Departure from New Delhi, India
    • Arrival at Islam Karimov International Airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    • Transfer to hotel
    • Lunch  at a local restaurant
    • Check in to the hotel
    • Tashkent Panoramic City Tour. Visiting: Independence Square, Victory Monument, Romanov Residence, Broadway Street, Amir Temur Square
    • Transfer back to the hotel

    DAY 2
    Charvak Chimgan

    • Enjoy the buffet breakfast at the hotel coffee shop
    • Excursion to Chimgan Mountains and Ugam-Chotqol National Park 
    • Transfer to Charvak Lake
    • Lunch at Pyramids Restaurant with Uzbek-Indian mix buffet
    • Transfer to Tashkent
    • Dinner at a local restaurant
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Overnight at hotel


    DAY 3
    Tashkent - Bishkek

    • Check out from the hotel
    • Departure from Tashkent towards Bishkek
    • Arrival at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Check-in at the hotel
    • Free time to explore or relax
    • Lunch at Indian Restaurant
    • Bishkek Guided City Tour
    • Dinner at an Indian Restaurant
    • Free time to explore or relax


    DAY 4
    Bishkek - Almaty (By Road)

    • Transfer from Bishkek to Almaty by road
    • Guided City Tour: Palace of President, Republic Square, the Monument of Independence, Astana Square, Panfilov Park, Abai Square, Palace of the Republic, Presidential Park
    • Transfer at a local restaurant for dinner
    • Transfer to the hotel
    • Free time to explore or relax
    • Overnight at the hotel

    DAY 5
    Zilyoni Bazaar and Kok Tobe

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Shopping Tour: Rakhat Chocolate Factory Outlet and Zilyoni Bazar
    • Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch
    • Transfer to Kok-Tobe
    • Dinner
    • Transfer back to the hotel
    • Free time to explore or relax
    • Overnight in hotel

    DAY 6
    Almaty - Medows and Chimbulak

    • Breakfast
    • Excursion to Medeo Gorge and Chimbulak Ski Resort
    • Late lunch at a local restaurant
    • Free time to explore after lunch
    • Transfer to restaurant for dinner
    • Transfer back to hotel
    • Free time to explore or relax
    • Overnight at hotel


    DAY 7
    Almaty - Bishkek (By Road)

    • Breakfast at hotel and checkout for airport to Dushanbe.
    • Transfer from almaty to Bishkek by road.
    • Can explore Bishkek on your own.
    • Overnight in Bishkek.
    • Can explore night life.


    DAY 8
    Back to Delhi

    • Checkout from the hotel
    • Departure from Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    • Transfers to Islam Karimov International Airport, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    • Departure from Tashkent
    • Arrival at Delhi


    Top Attractions of Silk Road Highlights: Central Asia Tour

    Explore the Central Asian cities en route the ancient Silk Road

    Amir Temur Square

    Amir Timur Square is surrounded with the buildings of the Uzbekistan Hotel University of Law (former Womens Gymnasium) the Amir Timur Museum well-known Tashkent Chimes and the Forums Palace - one of the most grandiose architectural structures in Tashkent. Almost all the buildings located around Amir Timur Square have historical importance

    Central Exhibition Hall Of Academy Of Arts

    near The Hotel Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace there is the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. Opened in 1974 with an exhibition area of 2500 square meters it is one of the largest halls in Central Asia. The spacious and bright rooms display pictures and sculptures of many famous masters of Uzbekistan as well as the paintings of young artists who keep the traditions of Uzbek pictorial art enriching them with modern ideas.The centerpiece of the building is occupied by a sculpture and graphics hall surrounded by halls of paintings and applied arts located already on the second floor.

    Monument of Courage

    The Monumental Complex ‘Courage’ dedicated to the 1966 earthquake in Tashkent is one of the most significant monuments in today’s city. On 26 April 1966, an earthquake of the magnitude of 8.3 destroyed the city of Tashkent. It changed Tashkent’s appearance forever. Many people lost the roof over their heads and they had to take shelters in the tents. But the courage of the people of Tashkent rose above the adversity and the city was reconstructed from the very next day of the quake. Monument of courage is the symbol of the Uzbek people. This is one of the best Tourist Places in Tashkent.

    Lake Charvak

    Lake Charvak is a popular resort in Tashkent and several holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighbouring countries visit the reservoir. Villages on the banks and surroundings offer wide range of hotels, dachas, houses and tapchans to accommodate tourists

    Chimgan

    Chimgan or Chimgon is a ski resort located in a mountain range named Tian Shan near Chirchiq Uzbekistan.

    Presidential Residence

    Republic Square also known as Independence Square or New Square is the main square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is used for public events. The former presidential palace now used as municipal offices is on its south side.

    Monument of Independence

    The Golden Warrior Monument also known as the Golden Man Statue or the Statue of the Golden Warrior stands on Republic Square in the former capital of Kazakhstan Almaty. The monument celebrates the independence of Kazakhstan the identity of its people and the role of the city of Almaty as capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when the capital moved to Astana.

    Astana Square

    Astana Square or Old Square is a city square in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is the second largest square in Kazakhstan after Republic Square. It hosts many public events concerts and ceremonies.

    Panfilov Park

    The Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen is located in east-central Almaty in the area surrounding the Zenkov Cathedral. It is dedicated to and named after the Panfilov heroes which were the 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit who died while defending Moscow from the German invasion during theGreat Patriotic War.

    Abai Square and Palace of Republic

    Palace of the Republic is a concert hall building located in Almaty Kazakhstan. It is intended for concerts festivals and other cultural events. It was one of the premiere sites for the Eurasia film festival. Outside with the fountains on the square in front of the Palace and the monument of the Kazakh poet Abai Palace of the Republic is one of the main known attractions of Almaty from the Kunaev era. The building is located at the cross road section of Prospekt Dostyk and Abai Avenue. It is considered as a monument based on an urban planning and architecture since January 26 1982.

    First Presidents Park

    First Presidents Park is an urban park located in Almaty at the intersection of Navoi Street and Al-Farabi Avenue in the Bostandyk district. The park was opened in July 2010 and was named after the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

    Rakhat Candy Factory Almaty

    Rakhat JSC is one of the largest chocolate factories in Kazakhstan. The factory is located in the city of Almaty on the Zenkov Street.

    Zelenyy Bazar Almaty

    High-roofed indoor farmers market lined with stalls & tables selling meat vegetables & dry fruits.

    Kok Tobe

    Kok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty Kazakhstans largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountains height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city and it is popular among visiKok Tobe is a mountain in Almaty Kazakhstans largest city. There is a popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountains height is 1100 meters above sea level. Kok Tobe is one of the main landmarks in the city and it is popular among visitors and tourists to Almaty.

    Shymbulak

    Shymbulak is a ski resort near Almaty, located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at the elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level. The resort area is about 25 kilometers south of Almaty city by the Medeo road. It is accessible by cable car which takes off from a place in Medeo Valley, about 25 minutes drive from Almaty. This one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kazakhstan

    Medeo

    The Medeu is a high-altitude sports complex near Almaty located at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level. It is considered to be the worlds largest high-mountain skating rink. The skating rink was named after the Maloalmatinsky volost Medeu Pusurmanov. He built three wooden huts for the wintering of his family there and began the development of the tract in the foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau. Medeu became a well-known entrepreneur patron of educational institutions and participated in the planting of the city.

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