Tashkent uses its architecture, cuisine and lifestyle to project its history. Uzbekistan’s largest city mixes ancient buildings, European architecture, Soviet-era concrete box-like structures and new, gleaming skyscrapers. The inclusion of Uzbek, Russian and European cuisine in its many cafes is a reflection of this wonderful city’s diversity. Its bazaars, museums, mosques, mausoleums, churches and other old and new sights provide a mixed feel for the area. Today Tashkent is Central Asia’s principal economic and cultural hub. Cotton is the principal crop in the area it is located in. Wheat, rice, jute, melons, and vegetables are also grown, and silkworms are raised.
The city lies in Uzbekistan’s most industrially developed regions, and much of its industry is in some way linked to cotton — the manufacture of agricultural and textile machinery and cotton textiles. It also has various food-processing industries. Its Ugam-Chatkal National Park also offers a variety of adventure sports such as rafting, skiing and hiking. Tashkent protects all aspects of a safe living life. While making sense of the sharp differences ranging from traditionally clad framers to high-end power institutions that take many days, Tashkent invokes a discovery seeking spirit.
Best Places to visit in Tashkent:
- Moyie Mubarek Library Museum
- Chorsu Bazaar
- Palace of International fourms
- Botanical Garden
- Babur Recreation Park
- Hazrat Imam Complex
- The Broadway
- State fine arts Museum
- Amir TimurMuseum
- Askia Farmers Market
- Tashkent Clock tower
- Uzbekistan Museum of applied Arts
- Ilkhom Theatre
- Chimgan Mountains
- Alisher Navio Opera & Ballet Theatre
- Khast Imom
- Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial
- Samarkand Bullet Train
- Lake Charvek, Tashkent
Historic Sights of Tashkent
The city that, with unreal elegance, accommodates past and present. Tashkent has many places to see for perspective. Its rich history has conjured up many impressive structures like Abulkasym Madrassa, Friday Mosque, Khazrati Imam Architectural Complex, Kukeldash madrassah, Zangiota Mausoleum, Sheikhantaur Mausoleum, etc.
Modern Tashkent sightseeing spots
The reviving city has plenty of new facilities to its credit. Tashkent clock towers, Enlightenment Centre, Saligokh Lane, International Forum Palace are among many new age sights one can visit.
For shopping and entertainment please visit the shopping and entertainment centers of Samarkand Darvaza, Mega Planet, Next, Parus and Compass. These offer modern facilities including food courts, cinemas, play areas for children and several shops that sell foreign brands.
The beauty of oriental shopping — with welcoming vendors and stalls laden with fresh vegetables and fruits, fragrant spices, hot lepeshka (non) bread, and all sorts of goods — lives in the vibrant bazaars of Tashkent. The most famous amongst tourists are Chorsu and Alay Bazaars.
The numerous cafes and restaurants in Tashkent offer a wide variety of cuisines including European, Russian, Asian (Korean, Chinese and Indian), Middle Eastern, Caucasian, and others of local food.
Activities to do in Tashkent
Soak the divine beauty of the Minor White Mosque and Canal: The Minor Mosque is designed with a serene Eastern architecture in mind. The perfectly contrasting turquoise dome suits the tranquil atmosphere of the skies above.
Go swimming in Lake Charvak: Mountain lake is another beautiful man-made wonder. A 100 km long coastline includes many camps and events focused on leisure and adventure.
Entertain yourself with opera and ballet: At the Alisher Navai Opera and Ballet Theater in Tashkent, treat yourself to an artistic performance. The works affecting the soul are known to have an impression.
How to reach Tashkent?
Travel to the hub in Central Asia via direct flights from Delhi and Amritsar provided by Uzbekistan Airways. Indirect flights contribute to inconsistencies in this city too. Arrive at accessible locations nearby, and fly to Tashkent on your own time.
Flying is the most comfortable way out from other countries to get to Tashkent. Several international airlines operate in the region, including Aeroflot, Air Astana, Asiana Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Korean Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Somon Air, and Turkish Airlines. Uzbekistan Airways, the national carrier, provide regular flights to several European, Asian and North American cities including Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York, Paris, Seoul and Tel Aviv. It also flies to several CIS countries, and to Uzbekistan as well.
What is the time to visit Tashkent?
The temperature of Tashkent range, in principle, from -10 ° C in winter to 50° C in summer. Recent winters haven’t been that cold, but it can be sleety and rainy November-February. When the period of intense heat hits in July, people exchange urban myths of the collapsing traffic lights into melting pavements. When you are going to the summer height, prepare to scuttle from air conditioning to shade, and do your morning and evening sight-seeing. Spring is the perfect time to visit when Tashkent’s fruit trees bloom (April to June), the sun is warm enough for the café community, and the mountains are still visible in the distance.
The autumn season is fun and signifies harvest time, with ample fresh fruits flowing into the markets. The country’s biggest national holiday is Independence Day, observed on September 1st yearly during this season. Between April to May the weather is good and the temperatures remain in the range of 20 ° C-30 ° C. Navroz’s Spring Festival is held in March, and the celebrations are conducted officially with a number of events, colorful fairs, and other revelries, for two days.