The magazine of the Indian airline "IndiGo" published an article about Uzbekistan and its tourist cities.
The author of the article, Ketki Gadre, is a popular blogger in India who writes about environmental issues and heritage sites. Green tourism is also her favorite topic. In August-September of this year, with the support of the Embassy of our country, she traveled around Uzbekistan.
“Uzbekistan, one of the most dynamically developing countries in Central Asia, has many ancient monuments of the Great Silk Road, such as the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara. As a center of the intersection of many cultures for more than two millennia, Uzbekistan is home to fabulous ancient cities that tell the intriguing story of the Silk Road" – the author writes.
One of the most impressive sights in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is an unusual destination whose popularity among tourists has been growing rapidly in recent years. Whether it's ancient Bukhara, historic Samarkand, or the modern capital Tashkent, the country will amaze you with its stunning architecture, delightful nature and vibrant culture. Sip local tea while breaking local bread and relive the region's glorious past, notes an Indian blogger.
Next, she describes the main tourist cities of Uzbekistan starting with the capital city Tashkent.
In the author’s opinion, Tashkent is a good introduction to the stunning architecture of Uzbekistan. This sprawling metropolis is a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of a modern city, with parks, fountains and museums juxtaposed with bustling bazaars and ancient mosques. Tashkent metro was described as the best way to get to know the city. Beautiful stations of the Tashkent Metro impressed the author with their unique themes and luxurious atmosphere.
Ancient city of Samarkand, which played a key role in the Great Silk Road comes next in the article. Samarkand is described as the most bejeweled famous city of Uzbekistan with its iconic medieval mausoleums, majestic squares and incredibly delicious cuisine. “No wonder poets and historians called the city the “Pearl of the Eastern World” the author notes.
Bukhara follows next, which also left an unforgettable impression on Ketki Gadre:
"Bukhara, with its winding streets and bustling bazaars, is a vibrant city of the Silk Road, where the residences of former rulers are preserved. Walking between the many arches and domes of the old city, you want to go back in time. The high and absolute craftsmanship with which the monuments and walls of this city were built mesmerizes tourists”.
According to the author, the best way to experience Bukhara is to stroll through the dense network of nooks and crannies that hide many ancient monuments. The streets of Bukhara are filled with amazing experiences, Sufi shrines, and traditional guest houses with courtyards, she highlights.
Khiva, another jewel of Uzbekistan, which is famous for its stunning architecture and cultural traditions finalizes the article. The author calls the city of Khiva “charming”, mentioning it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ichan-Kala, an open-air museum, houses more than 50 historical sites and monuments, including palaces, mosques and minarets, set in a maze of narrow medieval streets lined with bazaars.
The IndiGo airline's in-flight magazine is distributed on all its aircraft flying to domestic and international destinations. Since September 22 of this year, IndiGo has launched flights four times a week on the Delhi-Tashkent-Delhi route.
Taking the abovementioned fact into account, highlighting our country in the magazine will not only attract Indian tourists to visit Uzbekistan, but also the residents of other countries using the airline’s services will get a great impression to travel to Uzbekistan.