Known as a double landlocked country, Uzbekistan was included in diiferent dynasties from ancient period and also was part of the former Soviet Union.
Uzbekistan was the home of some ancient civilizations like Khorezm, Bactria, Fergana, etc. Some of these were founded by Iranian nomads and later, dominated by Mongol and Timurid Empire after Persian invasion. During the reign of Amir Timur, the founder of Timurid Empire, Uzbekistan was highly regarded for the prosperity and development. The ancient monuments, which are the highlights in Uzbekistan Family Tour, were built by the descendent of Amir Timur. Due to the trading along the Silk Road, the Chinese and Buddhist preachers also built their monuments. After the collapse of Soviet Union of Russia, the individual states Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan were created.
As you know, Uzbekistan Tours has no limits; there are several iconic destinations to visit with your family on Uzbekistan Family Tour. Packed with historical monuments that boast the great Islamic architecture from ancient time, the major cities of Uzbekistan are included in different Uzbekistan Tour Packages, located on Great Silk Road.
The reflection of glorious past and vibrant culture of Uzbekistan can be seen in the mosques, madrasas, minarets and museums
Known as the most ancient cities of Central Asia, Tashkent is also the capital of Uzbekistan. On Uzbekistan Tours, the major highlights of Tashkent are:
Khast Imam Mosque
Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan
Tashkent Polytechnical Museum
Museum of Applied Art
Amir Timur Museum
Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
Yunus Khan Mausoleum
Known as the capital of Khorezm Region, Urgench is located in western Uzbekistan. The top attractions are:
Urgench Youth Lake Complex
Al Beruniy Memorial Complex
Al-Khorezmi Memorial Complex
Built under the reign of Kushan Empire in 2nd century, Ayaz Kala encompasses the ruins of an ancient Khorezm fortress. Ayaz Kala is located on the western side of the Sultan-Uiz-Dagh Mountains and consists of three fortresses built from the 4th century BC to the 7th century AD.
Known for the “open air museum”, Khiva was established 1500 years ago and famous for the well with sweet water located inside Itchan Kala. On Uzbekistan Family Tour, the panaromic sights of Khive can be seen which are:
Itchan-Kala (open air museum)
Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassah
Kalta Minor Minaret
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Islam Khoja Complex
Tash Hovli Palace
Known as a city museum having more than 140 architectural monuments, Bukhara overall inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nadir Divan-begi madrasah
Naqshbandi memeorial complex
Samarkand is inscribed as the World Heritage List and is named as “Crossroad of Cultures.”
Ulugh Beg Observatory
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Located 80 km south of Samarkand, Shakhrisabz is one of the most beautiful and colourful Uzbekistan cities.
Amir Temur Monument
Dor-ut Tilovat Complex
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