Khiva is known as the Museum city of Uzbekistan and also a city with historically ambiguous place. It is the first city in Uzbekistan listed as UNESCO world heritage site and filled with Mosque, Minarets and Madarasah's. Khiva Tours will give you an opportunity to experience all of these and each of the cities in details. You can know and learn the culture and tradition of the people there. You can explore this main city in Silk Road while in Uzbekistan Tours.
Khiva Tours And Excursions will give you more of the things to witness and explore in the city. Here are the list of top private sightseeing tours in and around khiva:
Ichan Kala is the walled beautiful inner town of the city of Khiva. It is one of the protected World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Uzbekistan. It has more than 50 historic monuments and 250 old houses. The most spectacular features of Ichan Kala are its crenellated brick walls and four gates, one at each side of the rectangular fortress.
The Kalta Minor or the half completed Minaret is one of the main attractions in the city and a beautiful ariental architecture. It is the real symbol of the city. The minaret is unfinshed and is called the short minaret as the King died and the construction stopped. It was suppossed to be built around 110 metres and could have been the highest minaret in the city.
The main Friday-prayer Juma Mosque in Khiva is a special one among numerous mosques in Khiva and can be visited while in Khiva Day Tours. The Mosque has no high portals, entrance arches and domes. It's a one-story building surrounded by a solid blank wall with three doors.
This design can be explained by the fact that during its construction in the early 18th century, the architects tried to carefully preserve the design characteristics of the former structure the ancient mosque of the 10th century. It is located in the center of Ichan-kala in the city of Khiva as per Uzbekistan travel advice.
You can also visit other places while in Khiva City Tour:
Kunya Ark, Khiva
Palvan Kori Minaret
You can choose any of the transportation facility in Khiva and make sure you check the best time to visit Uzbekistan:
By Air : Khiva is about 40 km away from Urgench Airport (IATA: UGC).
By Train : The new Khiva railway station has opened since June 2019. The trip takes 6 hours.
By Bus : Collective Buses from Urgench to Khiva leave from Urgench Bazaar near the Dynamo Stadium. This will drop you at the Northern Gate of Khiva Old Town.
Trolleybus : It is a cheap way to get to Khiva from Urgench, which you can pick up near the Urgench Bazaar
By Car : Inter-city taxi services are essentially a collection of informal drivers who wait to fill up their cars with passengers and then drive them off to their destinations. They usually charge per passenger.
Khiva Private & Custom Tours
Khiva Day Trips & Excursions
Khiva Shore Excursions
If you are exploring Uzbekistan Solo, then you can check Uzbekistan Travel Guide For Backpapers and plan accordingly and enjoy the city while in Khiva Tours.
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There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry