The city of Tashkent in Uzbekistan has aspirations to become a second Mecca, a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. Central Asia's most populous country boasts a wealth of well-preserved mosques and shrines in famous Silk Road cities like Samarkand and Bukhara. For millions of Uzbeks these are sacred places and plan to go on Sufi Tour in Uzbekistan.
But for the Uzbek government they also represent an opportunity to boost Uzbekistan Tours as the country opens up after decades of isolationist, authoritarian rule. Samarkand is home to dozens of magnificent tombs.
You can find out some centres of Sufism in Uzbekistan as you are in the main cities of the country and more of the religions and Islamic information if you are on Pilgrimage Sufi tour to Uzbekistan:
Boharzi Mausoleum, Bukhara:
Bokharzi was the famous poet and theologian, receiving the title of Sheikh of the world in the end of his life. The mausoleum attracts with the magnificence of shapes, scale of construction, exceptional simplicity and lucidity of architectural idea.
Fayzabad Khanaqa, Bukhara:
This mosque-khaqah was intended both for five-fold everyday prayers (namaz) and for friday prayers. It was also the place of Sufi rites and the temporary residence of dervishes. Khanqah of Fayzabad is the wonderful creation of that time.
Khoja Ahrar Ensemble, Samarkand:
The name of KhodjaAkhror is inseparably linked with the Uzbekistan history. This famous person, being the leader of the Sufi order Naqshbandiya, had an influence on the development of the political life in the region.
Ruhabad Mausoleum, Samarkand:
The Rukhabad Mausoleum was built in the time of Amir Timur. It was erected over the grave of Islamic theologian and mystic Sheikh BurhaneddinSagaradzhi, much esteemed by Timur's contemporaries.
Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Samarkand:
Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis is one of the mysterious and unique architectural monuments of Samarkand. It consists of rows of refine sparkling blue colors tombs. Harmoniously combined in a lively and moving composition, various mausoleums are grouped along the narrow medieval streets.
Zangiata Mausoleum, Tashkent:
The famous mausoleum Zangiata, where Muslim Sheikh Ai-Khodja and his wife were buried is in Tashkent. The Sheikh lived in the 13th century. Zangiata means dark father. He got this nickname because of dark skin of his color. They were followers of the great leader of all Turkic tribes in Central Asia, the Sufi Ahmed Yasawi as per Uzbekistan Travel guide.
Shaykh Hovendi at-Tahur Mausoleum (Shaykhantahur), Tashkent:
The memorial complex of St. Sheikh KhovandiTakhur who lived in the 14th century, includes three buildings: the very tomb of Sheikh Taur, tomb of Kaldirgoch-biy and the mosque. Both tombs include space for two zierathona (a place of worship and praying) and gurhona (a tomb). Tomb is crowned by a semicircular dome.
These are some of the best options for Sufi Tour in Uzbekistan. You can visit all of these places while you are in Uzbekistan 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