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Uzbekistan recommended for traveling in 2024 by famous Indian TV Channel
12 January 2024
Uzbekistan recommended for traveling in 2024 by famous Indian TV Channel

Another article dedicated to tourism in Uzbekistan was published in Indian Media. 

A famous Indian TV channel recommends visiting Uzbekistan in 2024 for Indian travelers.

Following the 2 articles dedicated to Uzbekistan published in the famous Indian tourism magazine “Business of Travel Trade - BOTT”, another article promoting traveling to Uzbekistan has been posted on the website of the popular Indian TV channel NDTV. The TV Channel recommends visiting Uzbekistan in 2024 for sure.

The authors of the article advise travelers not to wait until the last minute to plan a trip to Uzbekistan to avoid high prices and last-minute pressure and to make a good plan to visit Uzbekistan in 2024 already now.

According to the article, Uzbekistan will be a perfect travel destination in 2024, since it offers a combination of cultural richness, natural beauty and unique experiences as you visit the country. 

“Take a journey back in time in Uzbekistan, a country rich in the heritage of the Silk Road,” as quoted from the article.

The article recommends discovering the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, where stunning architecture and bustling bazaars recall the era of caravan trade routes. “You will be amazed by the architectural wonders Uzbekistan has to offer. Let the wonders of these pearls enchant you” sums up NDTV.

According to the TV Channel, Uzbekistan is becoming more and more popular these days and is visited by famous bloggers and influencers from all over the world. 

More news about Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan signs an agreement with France on holding exhibitions about the cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan in Paris

According to the agreement, two large-scale exhibitions dedicated to the historical and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan will be organized in Paris this year. 

05 July 2022
New International Departures Lounge opens in Tashkent International Airport

A new lounge with additional space for international departures opened in Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov. 

03 September 2021
Uzbekistan to host the First International Festival of Theatrical Art

Uzbekistan to host the First International Festival of Theatrical Art "Eurasia" in the capital city Tashkent from 22 May through 28 May this year. 

12 May 2023
Did you know?

Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!

Did you know that Uzbekistan lies in the very heart of Eurasia, the coordinates for Uzbekistan are 41.0000° N, 69.0000°

Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world! The country has 4th largest reserves of gold in the world after South Africa, USA and Russia

Uzbekistan is the world capital of melons. They have in excess of 150 different varieties, which form a staple part of the local diet, served fresh in the summer and eaten dried through the winter.

It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s entrance.

Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

The Uzbek master chef is able to cook in just one caldron enough plov to serve a thousand men.

When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you.  What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full.  If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately.  Doing it means you want them to leave.  Wow!  Amazing, right?

To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot.  For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's.  Example: Linda-opa and David-aka.  You could also use hon and jon respectively.

Having been an historic crossroads for centuries as part of various ancient empires, Uzbekistan’s food is very eclectic. It has its roots in Iranian, Arab, Indian, Russian and Chinese cuisine.

Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.

One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. 

Tashkent is the only megapolis in the world where public transport is totally comprised of Mercedes buses. And due to low urban air polution it is one of the few cities where one can still see the stars in the sky.

You would be surprised to know that modern TV was born in Tashkent. No joke! The picture of moving objects was transmitted by radio first time in the world in Tashkent on 26 of July 1928 by inventors B.P. Grabovsky and I.F. Belansky.

Uzbekistan is the only country in the world all of whose neighbours have their names ending in STAN. This is also the only country in Central Asia that borders all of the countries of this region

Uzbeks are the third populous Turkik ethnicity in the world after Turks and Azeris (leaving both in Azerbaijan and Iran)

Did you know that there was silk money in Khiva? Super interesting right? Of course, but the best part of having silk money was that it could be sewn into your clothing.

Famous Islamic physician Ibn Sina (Avicenna in the Latin world) who was born near Bukhara was the one of the first people to advocate using women’s hair as suture material – about 1400 years ago.

Uzbekistan has a long and bloody history. The most notorious leader of Uzbekistan was Timur (or Tamerlane) who claimed descent from Genghis Khan. His military campaigns have been credited for wiping out some 5% of the world’s population at the time.

If you have thought that some of the Islamic architecture in Uzbekistan resembles that from Northern India, then that is because Timur’s great great great Grandson, Babur Beg, was the founder of the Moghul Empire that ruled much of India for almost four centuries! Babur’s great great Grandson was Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.

Uzbekistan was once a rum producig country. There is still a real arboretum in Denau (city near Termez on the border with Afghanistan), grown from a selection station that studied the prospects of plant growing in the unusual for the Soviet Union subtropical climate of Surkhandarya region: only here in the whole of the USSR sugar cane was grown and even rum was produced!

Uzbekistan has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new global poll. The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Uzbekistan 5th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Top five safest countries:

  • Singapore
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Uzbekistan
Exchange rates
100 RUR
13743.53 UZS
100 USD
1248494.05 UZS
100 EUR
1354352.23 UZS
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1579720.04 UZS
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