With rich ancient architectural complexes which were built over its two millennia of history, Uzbekistan in Central Asia offers Uzbekistan Pilgrimage Tour. The ancient cities of Uzbekistan like Bukhara, Samarkand are located on Great Silk Road, were some important religious centres where the beliefs of people exists for the betterment of societies by some saints, rulers, companions, and prophets.
From time to time, the rulers constructed significant monuments in the form of mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums and minarets standing with their unexploited great architectural beauty. Also, the monuments are preserved and renovated by the authorities of Uzbekistan.
Our Uzbekistan Pilgrimage Tour will make you feel the holiness and blessings of the Islamic world. In Uzbekistan Tours, a trip on the pilgrimage sites gives unique and a one-of-a-kind journey.
Ziyarat : Ziyarat is one kind of Pilgrimage Sufi Tour To Uzbekistan and a form of excursion to the holiplaces of Prophet Mohammad and his descendants, family members, revered figures of Islamic saints and scholars. Known for medieval sufi manors, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara are the three popular cities visit on Uzbekistan Tours.
Tashkent : Known as one of the earliest cities and capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent is the first destination on the Pilgrimage Tour To Uzbekistan. Located on Silk Road, it was an important place to conduct the trade and commerce for every rulers and empires. Situated near to the grave of Abu Bakr Muhammad, Khast Imam Complex is the most significant shrine in Uzbekistan. Zangiata mausoleum is also one of the prominent pilgrimage places in Islamic world where sheikh Ay-Khodja and his spouse AmbarBibi are buried.
Samarkand : Founded in 7th century, Samarkand is one of the best pilgrimage destinations in Central Asia. Samarkand was an important centre for the strongest empires which are Mongol and Timurid Empire. On Uzbekistan Pilgrimage Tour, the two famous sites are Shah-i-Zinda and Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari.
Bukhara : Known as one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, Bukhara was the city of several remarkable scholars, scientists, thinkers, poets, and other influentials. There were totally 360 mosques and 80 madrasahs. The Seven saints or Khwajagan of Bukhara profoundly helped spread the Naqshbandi order, which is a major Sunni spiritual order of Sufism. The pilgrimage sites in Bukhara are Burial places of Seven Sufi Saints and Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshband.
Termez : Located in the southernmost part of Uzbekistan, Termez is known for the rich Buddhist culture significance. Termez has conquered by Alexander The Great to the Russian Empire and was ruled by every other major dynasty that once ruled the land of Uzbekistan. One of the Pilgrimage destinations in Termez is Mausoleum of Al-Hakim at-Termizi.
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