Uzbekistan and India have had strong trade and cultural ties for thousands of years, created thanks to the Great Silk Road. Today in Bukhara you can visit the Trade domes where merchants from India once traded, in Samarkand there is the mausoleum of Gur-Emir, whose architecture inspired the creators of the Taj Mahal, in Tashkent there is a monument to Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died here, and in Andijan Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur was born, who built on the territory of India's Mughal Empire.
Going on a tour of Uzbekistan from India, you will discover all these connections, but also see the amazing differences of ancient cultures. Thanks to convenient and fast flights, you will not notice the time difference, and the climate will be hotter, but dry, and it can be easier to tolerate. During the trip, you will learn all about the history and culture of Uzbekistan, get acquainted with hospitality and Uzbek cuisine, which is strikingly different from Indian dishes.
Top 4 must visit cities during the Uzbekistan tour from India
Samarkand is an ancient city, with monumental madrassas, mosques and mausoleums that inspired architects in Babur's Empire.
Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan. This city embodies all the modern achievements of the country, and at the same time reflects many epochs of its history.
Bukhara is a sacred city. One of the oldest cities in Uzbekistan, which has a huge number of monuments and shops with the works of local craftsmen.
Khiva is a fortress city and a museum city. Dozens of monuments are located inside the huge clay fortress, and all the streets and houses are made in the old style.
Top 4 UNESCO sites and Silk Road architecture to discover in the Uzbekistan tour from India
Historic Centre of Bukhara – this is a collection of various monuments of Islamic culture created in the period from the X to the XVII century. Some of them survived even after the invasion of Genghis Khan's army!
Ichan Kala in Khiva is a wonderful example of an oriental city with clay houses, magnificent palaces, high minarets and a powerful fortress wall up to 10 meters high.
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures. As the Taj Mahal is famous in India, so the Registan ensemble of three large madrasas is famous in Uzbekistan. And along with it in the city there are several places of the Tamerlane era.
The Historical Centre of Shakhrisabz is a testament to the reign of Tamerlane, who was born in this ancient city. In addition to the famous portal of the Ak-Sarai Palace, a mosque and a mausoleum of the same era have been preserved in Shakhrisabz.
Tours to Uzbekistan from India