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Tashkent Tour

Tashkent Tour TourCode : 1308
Duration  3 Nights / 4 Days
Destination  Tashkent
Route  Delhi-Tashkent-Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
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Tashkent Mosque

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1:Begin Your Tour – Arrive Tashkent – Orientation Tour
Today after breakfast, proceed on a Guided Orientation Tour. Visit Amir Timur Square, Catholic Church, Peoples Friendship Square. See the Romanov Palace from outside. Later lunch, proceed to the Victims Square and National Park of Alisher Navoi. View the TV Tower.Dinner and overnight stay in Tashkent.

Day 2: In Tashkent – Guided Orientation Tour
Today after breakfast, proceed on a Guided Orientation Tour. Visit Amir Timur Square, Catholic Church, Peoples Friendship Square. See the Romanov Palace from outside. Later lunch and proceed to the Victims Square and National Park of Alisher Navoi. View the TV Tower. Dinner and overnight stay in Tashkent.

Day 3: In Tashkent – Excursion to Chimgan Mountains – Visit to Pyramids Hotel
After breakfast, drive to Chingam Mountains. A chair lift will take you to the top of the mountain. Free time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Return back to the base of the hill on the chair lift. Proceed to the CHARVAK PYRAMIDS Hotel. The buildings of hotel “Pyramids”, with its comfortable rooms, restaurants and bars, as well as a conference hall, are crowned with pointed green roofs with solar batteries inserted in it, thus imitating the silhouettes of the surrounding mountain tops. Lunch on enroute. For holiday makers there are created all the conditions which meet modern requirements. The beaches are equipped with certain facilities, there are built playgrounds and sporting grounds, quayside for windsurfing and boating. Dinner and overnight stay in Tashkent.

Day 4: Homeward Bound
Today after breakfast you get ready for the airport , after lunch check out from the hotel & head towards the next destination.

Sightseeing

Tashkent is at its architectural best in the old part of the city that survived both the earthquake and the subsequent Soviet rebuilding.

In Eski Shakhar, there is the atmospheric Chorsu bazaar where one must go to see or buy the wares of Uzbekistan, plump raisins, rotund watermelons and juicy apricots (in season), carpets, ceramics, choy (for tea is the beverage of choice beating by a whisker, vodka), flavoured spices and herbs, the pulse of the city. Take your camera.

Near the domed Chorsu bazaar, called so for it is at a crossroad, is one of the old Islamic monuments that survived the seismic upheaval. The Kukeldash Madarsa was built in the 16th century overlooking the square where many a public execution was effected. The square no longer stands and well, nor does the tradition, the monument itself is being turned into a museum. The Barak Khan Madarsa on Khasty Imam Sq. is now the residence of the Mufti of the entire Central Asian region. The Tellya Sheikh mosque stands opposite the madarsa and is the main centre for Friday prayers in Tashkent. The Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum , the tomb of the great Uzbek physic, philosopher and poet who lived in the 10th century AD, Abu Bakr Muhammad Kafal Shashi Sheikh dates back to the 15th century.

Before 1917 Tashkent was divided into distinctly different old and new quarters – the new one peopled by the more westernised and mostly Christian Russians, the old one by native Uzbeks, mostly Islamic and fairly orthodox. The two quarters were divided by the Ankhor canal. The main street that ran through the old quarter is the main street in Tashkent today; the Navoi Prospekt, named so as a tribute to the Turkish poet Ali Shir Nava’i passes some of Tashkent’s chief attractions. The political focus of the city is on Mustakillik Square off which runs the Alleya Paradov (i.e. Boulevard of Parades) where most government buildings are situated, and the Revolution Garden. Mustakillik or Independence Square has been the Catholic Square owing to the preponderance of the nearby cathedral, and in Soviet times, the city’s Red Square. The cultural focus is on Theatre Square off which stand the monument to Ali Sher and the Navoi Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet . One of the many outdoor attractions is the monument of courage that is dedicated to the Soviet people who came in droves from many of the socialist republics to help rebuild Tashkent after the massive 1966 earthquake.

Tashkent has museums in plenty, theatre, the opera and ballet flourish, it’s emporia stock ware from various regions of Uzbekistan. Don’t miss the Museum of Applied Arts where crafts from all over Uzbekistan are displayed in quiet rooms with muted lighting. The Museum of Fine Arts , one of the oldest in Uzbekistan, and has one of the richest collections of art in all of Central Asia. The Uzbek Puppet Theatre , the opera and ballet at the Navoi Theatre add drama and colour to the city’s life. The Amir Temur Museum celebrates the life of Uzbekistan’s most famous hero, Timur the Lame, captain courageous, ruthless ruler and great patron of the arts.

Shopping

Tashkent has a sizeable number of supermarkets, which stock food, cold drinks, toiletries, batteries, appliances etc but the prices in these are higher than corresponding prices in the open market. Tashkent’s open markets are a sight to behold with plump fruits, spices, pyramids of vegetables, shoes, carved wooden goods, painted ceramics, the famous carpets of Uzbekistan, clothes and traditional dopys or Uzbek hats. Shashlyk kebabs, huge meat patties called samsas, tea and vodka are available at choykhanas all over Tashkent and everywhere in the country. These tea stalls are the heart of street socialising, where men (usually men) sit around till dusk exchanging news and views over noodle stew, endless cups of tea and cigarettes.

The Alayski Bazaar on Amir temur Streets and the open Chorsu bazaar in the old part of town are the choice of tourists and locals alike for their everyday gaiety, good-natured bargaining over food and frills, for their colours and local exotica.

Most markets are open everyday, usually from 9 am to 7 pm. Food stalls open earlier at 8 am and close earlier too, usually by 6 pm. The Hippodrome, where articles such as clothes, leatherwear, shoes and electronic gizmos are on sale, is closed on Monday.

Eating Joints

Of all the places in Uzbekistan dining out is at its most sophisticated in Tashkent and there too it is still a rough & ready scene. It is where Russian expats and newly rich Uzbek businessmen chow down and drink up, where waitresses linger over shoulders for that slightly bigger tip; all in all the worst of Uzbek city culture pops out with the shampanski cork at restaurants across the city. Dining out has not caught the fancy of many with local cuisine being the most widely available. There is a token presence of cuisine other than Uzbek in Tashkent in the few Chinese, Korean and Russian restaurants. The Tashkent TV tower, for example, has two revolving restaurants, one for Uzbek cuisine and the other for continental or European cuisine. Otherwise restaurants serve the traditional plov and shashlik, and a variety of soups and breads. Plov, the staple dish of rice cooked with chunks of mutton, carrots and turnips, is common to all five Central Asian republics. Shashlik kebabs are skewered and roasted in coal fire, and served with generous portions of sliced raw onions. Shorpa is a meat and vegetable broth, wanton like manti are thick noodles with meat filling, and samsa, widely available at roadside stalls, is a small fried meat pie. Meat in Uzbekistan is lamb, beef or chicken. Chicken curry is usually eaten with soft bread called non. Noodles served with many soups are thick and flat and called laghman. The most widely available alcoholic drink is vodka. That and tea are the beverages of choice here, and shots of either are on hand at every nook and corner and along the highways at chaikhanas or choyhonas, literally, tea houses. There’s also shampanski, a light sparkling wine, beer, local and Russian, and kefir, which is thick cooling drink made of yoghurt that can be either sweet or salty. Check out the cafes on Sayelgokh Street locally referred to as Tashkent Broadway, which essentially are glorified choykhanas. In most of Uzbekistan, life on the streets comes to a standstill by 8:30 at night. Tashkent has few discos and bars but the Navoi Theatre on most evenings has a programme of opera or ballet. Many restaurants have night shows where dancers and singers entertain the diners with locally popular songs. Some restaurants also feature ‘cultural’ nights when the music and dance is not a shady representation of MTV pop, but an authentic traditional Uzbek performance.

 

 

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