Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India

Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

Immerse yourself in medieval history of the Great Silk Road, along which caravans traveled from India to Europe before the opening of the sea route around Africa. You will visit the cities where merchants from China and India stayed and traded. You will see magnificent architectural monuments that amazed travelers on the Silk Road many hundreds of years ago. In Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India, you will get acquainted with the cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, with their magnificent madrassas, mosques and mausoleums. You will also see the appearance of modern Uzbekistan in Tashkent, visit oriental bazaars and trade domes, where, as in the past, spices and amazing works of local artisans are traded.

Arrive in Tashkent flight from Delhi, Uzbekistan’s capital. Pick-up form airport and transfer to the hotel, check-in. Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to begin your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India, Tashkent city tour. Your private tour will include:

  • Excursion to the Old City, including the Khazret-Imam Architectural Complex, which holds the oldest known Quran in the world. Also on site are the Madrasah of Barak-Khan (16th century), Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Juma Mosque and Mausoleum of Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi (all 15th century);
  • Visit to Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent’s most well-established bazaar that includes a large selection of traditional Uzbek ceramics, jewelry, handbags, garments and more;
  • Ride on the Tashkent Metro, an immaculate subway system with each station decorated in colored mosaics and ceramics to depict a specific theme;
  • Walk through Amir Timur Square, with a massive statue of none other than Tamerlane himself at the center;
  • Independence Square, including the touching Mourning Mother Monument and the Eternal Flame, burning continuously in memory of more than half a million Uzbek soldiers who died during World War II;
  • Drive to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, a 20th-century Roman Catholic Church with beautiful stained-glass windows and Gothic-style architecture;
  • Tour of the Applied Arts Museum, an informative collection of Uzbekistan’s finest handicrafts housed in an ornately decorated villa.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Tour duration: 5 hours

In the morning transfer to the local airport to catch a flight to Urgench (1hr 40min). After landing in Urgench, a driver will take you to the hotel in Khiva (35 km, 45min).
Your guide will meet you at the hotel to begin your walking tour of Khiva, the “Museum Under the Open Sky”.

  • After beginning your excursion at Kunya-Ark Fortress, the inner citadel of Ichan-Kala (Ichan-Qala), you’ll continue on to some of Khiva’s most famous sites:
  • Kalta Minor Tower, once destined to be one of the tallest minarets in Central Asia;
  • Muhammad Amin-Khan, the biggest medieval madrasah and educational institution in Khiva;
  • Muhammad Rahim-Khan Madrasah, a sprawling complex that once stood as one of the largest in all Central Asia;
  • Juma Mosque, built with 212 wooden columns and a minaret 32.5 m high;
  • Tash-Hauli Palace (Stone Courtyard Palace), which resembles a fortress with high battlements, towers and garrisoned gates;
  • Necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud, the ancient religious center of Ichan-Kala;
  • Minaret and madrasah of Islam Khodja, the vizier of the last khan. The complex consists of a madrasah and a minaret whose top platform has a height of 45m.
Finish your walking city tour of Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India. Overnight in Khiva.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
Begin the third day of your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Head to the railway station to take the train to Bukhara (480km, app.7hrs).
Arrive in Bukhara, and transfer to your hotel in the Old City, the heart of Bukhara that resembles a scene from Arabian Nights. Free time in old city. Overnight in Bukhara.

With your private local guide, enjoy a walking tour of the most impressive sights of Bukhara’s Old City:

  • Lyabi-Hauz ensemble, holding the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara (14th-17th centuries). This ensemble includes some of the largest madrasahs in the city: the Khanaka Madrasah, Kukeldash Madrasah and Nadir Divan Beghi Madrasah (all 16th century);
  • Magoki-Attori Mosque, the oldest mosque in Bukhara (12th century);
  • Four Trade Domes (15th-16th centuries), which still house local handicrafts for sale;
  • Poi Kalyan Ensemble (12th-16th centuries), consisting of the Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Amir-Alimkhan Madrasah and Miri-Arab Madrasah;
  • Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century) and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah (17th century), relatively untouched yet impressive religious schools;
  • Ark Fortress (4th century), the ancient center of Bukharan statehood and currently home to a small museum.
Overnight in Bukhara your India to Uzbekistan tour package fourth night.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast at the hotel, free time to explore Bukhara in your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India. Checking out of the hotel at noon. Transfer in the afternoon to the train station for the Bukhara-Samarkand bullet train (280 km, 2hrs).
Arrive in the historical town of Samarkand, seat of Tamerlane’s ancient empire and a crossroads of the world's cultures. Transfer to the Samarkand hotel, followed by free time to rest. Overnight in Samarkand.

Breakfast at the hotel, on the sixth day of your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India. Beginning your private tour of Samarkand to the following sites:

  • Gur Emir, the imposing burial site of Tamerlane and Mirzo Ulugbek;
  • Registan Square, the commercial center of Samarkand for centuries and Samarkand’s most famous site today. The square includes three madrasahs: Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher-Dor Madrasah (17th century) and Tilla-Kori Madrasah (17th century);
  • Bibi Khanum Mosque, built by Tamerlane for his favorite wife;
  • Siab Bazaar, a multi-level complex where you can shop for souvenirs and sample sweets, fruits and Samarkand’s famous bread;
  • Shakhi-Zinda, a burial complex built between the 9th-14th centuries. Climb the blue-domed path and explore more than 20 small mausoleums that line the broad alleyway;
  • Ulugbek Observatory, where you can see the remains of a 14th-15th century sextant and tour the Ulugbek Museum.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Tour duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast, free time to discover Samarkand during your India to Uzbekistan holiday package before checking out of the hotel at noon.
Transfer to the railway station to catch the afternoon train to Tashkent (330km, 2-3hrs). You’ll be met at the Tashkent station and taken to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Free morning. Check out of the hotel and transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Take a flight from Tashkent to Delhi. End of Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India.
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room with breakfasts, 7 nights;
  • Transfers including airport pick-ups and drop-offs;
  • Transfers including train station pick-ups and drop-offs;
  • Transfers during city tour on days 1 and 6;
  • Tashkent to Urgench flight ticket, economy class;
  • Khiva to Bukhara train ticket, compartment class;
  • Bukhara to Samarkand and Samarkand to Tashkent high-speed train ticket, economy class;
  • Sightseeing city tour with local guide in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand;
  • Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and sights in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand;
  • Your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India includes VAT tax 12%.
  • Tour guide to accompany travelers for the full duration of the tour;
  • Letter of Invitation and consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Tips are not included (driver, guide, porter);
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Travel insurance;
  • All other charges and services not mentioned under “Inclusions”.

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Good to Know before traveling Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India

It is good to know general facts of the country before you travel on your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India, it will help to understand culture and discover the country.

  • Capital: Tashkent
  • Area: 447,400 square meters. km
  • Population: 35 million people.
  • Languages: Uzbek (state language), Russian (international, in large cities), Tajik (in Samarkand and Bukhara)
  • Religion: Islam - 89%, Christianity - 8%, other religions - 3%
  • Electricity: 220V AC, 50 A; standard double plug socket.
  • Time zone: + 5 hours
  • International dialing code: +998

Uzbekistan's local currency is “SUM”. During your Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India, you can pay for services and meals in local money. Here are some exchange rates:

  • 1 USD = 12350 sum
  • 1 EURO = 13650 sum
  • 1 GBP = 15700 sum
  • 1 JPY = 87 sum
  • 1 AED = 3360 sum
  • 1 INR = 148 sum
*information update on January 2024.

To confirm your booking for the Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India, we require prepayment. It can be made online with VISA/Master cards or by bank transfer.

In case the Customer requests cancellation of the tour:

  • in case of cancellation of the tour 30 or more, the deposit payment;
  • in case of cancellation of the tour 15 to 29 days, 30% of the tour;
  • in case of cancellation of the tour 7 to 14 days, 50% of the tour;
  • in case of cancellation of the tour 6 or fewer days, 80% of the tour.

Please contact your private travel agent and get a flexible cancellation policy.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all tour participants. At the time of booking, each traveller must arrange his or her own insurance with a reputable insurer. This insurance should provide comprehensive coverage for the full duration of the Silk Road Uzbekistan Tour from India, including coverage for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, loss of luggage, and expenses associated with the cancellation or curtailment of a tour. We recommend you arrange your insurance through a company in your home country, to make it easier if you need to make a claim.

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