Tour to Heritage of Timurids
|Country||Uzbekistan - India|
|Tour route||Tashkent - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Amritsar - Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Tashkent|
|Total Duration||14 days, 13 nights|
|Season||March - November|
|Hotel Type||3* given as an option|
|Placement||TWN / DBL placement|
|Description||Experience the wonders of Irresistible Uzbekistan and Incredible India, one tour package to cover the most of the middle centuries’ history of both countries and it will be very busy|
|Group size (PAX)||1 - 2||3 - 9||10 - 15||16 - 25||26 - 35||over 35|
|Price per PAX||$5000||$4000||$3500||$3000||$2500||$2000|
|Price per child*||$1800|
Note: * - Price per child is given as an extra bed placement
Note: * - Discounts are available upon request
This tour package is a combined Uzbekistan and Northern India tour. A new state-of-the-art product, designed by the young experts of UzbekTraveller.com, who have personally experienced every part of the program. Most romantic and exciting travel to lands of contrast and miracles, the great kingdom of the Timurids and Baburids, modern fast developing countries with rich Oriental culture, which have been enriched through the legacy of the Russian and British empires.
First, we will cover the traditional travel routes in Uzbekistan and visit all major destinations like Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. Then, using the comfortable and affordable stopover flights of Uzbekistan Airways, we will follow in the footsteps of the great conqueror Babur, a native of Andijan (Fergana Valley), the great-grandson of Tamerlane and the founder of the Baburids dynasty in India. Have the chance to see, immerse yourself in and compare the splendors of both enthralling destinations. Marvel at grandiose monuments from bygone eras, and come to understand different cultures and societies, having a common history. Bring home with you a deep knowledge of both countries' cheered past and vibrant life of modern society. You will certainly never forget the delicious Uzbek and Indian food, do some remarkable shopping, and be left with the longing to return again and again.
Day 1 (Saturday): Tashkent
- Morning arrival in Tashkent International Airport, where our representative will meet you and escort to the hotel
- Rest after a long flight
- Afternoon city tour:
- New Tashkent TV Tower - the highest in Central Asia and the 9th in the world - 375 m
- Memorial to the Victims of Repression - the memorial complex and museum
- Monument of Courage (1976) - the epicenter of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966
- Old part of the city: the architectural complex Khazret-Imam including the necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous prophet and poet (16th century)
- Barak-khan Madrassah - built by Suyunidj-khan - the first ruler of the Uzbek dynasty of the Sheibanid's (16th century)
- Tellya-Sheikh Mosque (19th century) also called "Khast Imom Mosque" where Osman Quran - the world's oldest is kept
- Mui-Mubarak Madrassah (19th century)
- Juma Mosque (15-19th centuries) - the third biggest mosque in Uzbekistan
- Imam Ismail al Bukhari Islamic Institute - a two year post-Madrassah academy
- Hadra square
- Kukeldosh Madrassah ("Foster brother") - was built by Kukekdash - the minister of the Tashkent khans (16th century)
- Overnight in the capital of Uzbekistan.
Day 2 (Sunday): Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
- Morning flight to Urgench.
- Arrival to Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva
- Guided sightseeing tour program in Khiva
- Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress.
- In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Kunya-Arc
- Sayeed Alauddin mausoleum
- Medrese Arab-Mukhamadkhan
- Mosque Oq-Masjid
- Medrese Hodjan Berdi-biya
- Shirgazikhan mosque
- Abdullakhan mosque
- Juma mosque
- medrese Allakulikhan
- Toshkhovli palace
- Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum
- Minaret Islom-khodja
- Free time in the afternoon
- Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 (Monday): Khiva - (Nukus)- Bukhara
(At the moment road is not good, so we could do trip to Museum in Nukus and transfer to Bukhara by Train or by Plain)
- Coach trip to Bukhara via Kyzyl Kum desert along Caravan road (480 km, 6-8 hrs)
- Arrival to Sacred Bukhara - one of the most esteemed cities of Islamic civilization
- Hotel accommodation
- Free time for rest and walking through the old streets of Bukhara
- One of the "1000 and 1 nights" in Bukhara.
Day 4 (Tuesday): Bukhara
- Sightseeing tour in Bukhara
- Visit Samani dynasty mausoleum
- Arc Fortress
- Kalon ensemble
- Medrese Miri-Arab
- Magoki-Attori mosque
- Medrese Ulugbek
- Abdulazizkhan trade domes
- Lyabi Hauz complex
- Medrese Chor-Minor
- Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 (Wednesday): Bukhara-Samarkand
Breakfast. Embark on a leisurely drive to Samarkand. Arrival and hotel check in. City tour: Gur Emir Mausoleum (14-15th centuries) that was built for Tamerlan's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Ruhabad Mausoleum ("House of Spirit") - the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th century), Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand: Ulugbek Madrassah - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the Madrassah (15th century), Sher Dor Madrassah ("Having tigers") (17th century), Tillya Kari Madrassah ("Coated by gold") - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th century). The mosque named after Hazret Hyzr- an Islamic saint and eternal wanderer. He was esteemed as giving richness and good luck in far voyages and trade (19th century), cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanyim that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th century), the architectural complex Shakhi-Zinda (Alive king) - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th centuries), Siab bazaar. Overnight in the capital of Tamerlane's Empire.
Day 6 (Thursday): Tashkent
Breakfast. On the way to Tashkent (315 km, 5 hrs) en route visiting the biggest observatory of the 15th century built by Ulugbeg. Arrival to the capital of Uzbekistan and hotel check in. Free time to walk around the center of Wonderful Tashkent, see it's beautiful squares and fountains, visit museums and galleries, and the Tashkent Subway - one of the most beautiful in the world. Short rest till 21:00 and transfer to Tashkent International Airport.
Day 7 (Friday): Tashkent - Amritsar
Departure to Amritsar, India by international flight HY-445 at 00:05. At 03:10 arrival to Amritsar International Airport, where our representative will meet you and escort to the hotel. Rest after a flight and intensive Uzbekistan tourprogram. Afternoon is free for rest and activities on your own. Overnight in one of the major cities of the Punjab state.
Day 8 (Saturday): Amritsar
Breakfast. City excursion including visit the Golden Temple (16th century) also known as Harmandar Sahib or Swarna Mandir, which is the most important pilgrimage place for Sikhs, in India. Later visit Jalianwala Bagh, Ranjeet Singh museum and other famous temples along with shopping at local market of the city. In the late afternoon enjoy the retreat ceremony at India-Pakistan border called Wagah Border. Overnight in "The Ocean of the Nectar of Immortality" (another origin of Amritsar's name).
Day 9 (Sunday): Amritsar - Delhi
Early morning transfer to Amritsar Train Station. Catch a train for Delhi (447 km, 6 hrs). Breakfast is served in train. On arrival, our representative will drop you at your hotel. In the afternoon, go for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi which includes a visit to Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India, 1656 y.), Raj Ghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi). Also, drive past Chandni Chowk (one of the oldest and busiest markets in central north Delhi) and Red Fort (constructed by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639., the residence of the royal family) - the epicenter of Old Delhi. Overnight in the capital of Incredible India.
Day 10 (Monday): Delhi - Jaipur
Breakfast. You will spend the day discovering the vibrant city of Old & Delhi. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Delhi includes a visit to Qutab Minar (the world's tallest brick minaret, built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1199 y.), Humayun's Tomb (the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India, 1570 y.), Gurdwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh house of worship), and India Gate (War Memorial Arch). Also, drive past President's House, Parliament House and other Government Secretariat Buildings. Afternoon embark a leisurely drive to Jaipur (258 km, 6 hrs). Overnight in the capital of Rajasthan state.
Day 11 (Tuesday): Jaipur
Breakfast. Visit the Amber Fort - the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur, was built in the 16th century An elephant ride will help you ascend to this hilltop fort (elephants are subject to availability). Alternatively, you could choose to walk or drive up to the fort. Then, in the evening, visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 y. This palace with its innumerable windows and screened balconies was especially built for the royal women to view the city and processions from behind their purdahs. Afternoon tour also includes a visit to the City Palace complex with its museums and Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory, built in the early 18th century Overnight in the "Pink City".
Day 12 (Wednesday): Jaipur - Agra
Breakfast. Embark on a leisurely drive to Agra (235 km, 5.5 hrs), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the Ghost City (35 km from Agra). Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti (who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar), is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type in itself. Later, in the evening, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the eternal symbol of love and witness the sunset view of Taj Mahal (1653 y). This masterpiece in marble on a sandstone base is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. It was built by Shah Jahan (the ruler of the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent from 1628 until 1658. The name Shah Jahan comes from Persian meaning "King of the World." He was the fifth Mughal ruler after Babur, Humayun, Akbar, and Jahangir) as a symbol of love for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Often referred to as a "Poem in White Marble", Taj Mahal is a fine example of fusion of many architectural styles. Overnight in the capital of the Mughal emperors.
Day 13 (Thursday): Agra - Delhi
Breakfast. Enjoy a visit to the Red Fort of Agra (also known as Lal Qila and Fort Rouge), which is built in red sandstone and has magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens. It is the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. Here Emperor Shahjahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from the little octagonal tower in the Fort. Later embark on a leisurely drive to Delhi en route visiting Sikandra, the tomb of Emperor Akbar the Great (the grandson of Babur) - an important architectural masterpiece set in 48 ha. of grounds in a suburb of Agra. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in to hotel. Short sleep till midnight.
Day 14 (Friday): Delhi - Tashkent
At 01:30 transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport. Departure from Delhi by international flight HY-422 at 04:45. Morning arrival (at 07:15) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Transfer to the hotel, check in and breakfast. Optionally: the rest after a long flight or city tour around Tashkent: Chorsu- oriental bazaar, "National park", Abdulkasim Madrasah which now is the centre for traditional arts with attractive souvenirs by local artisans (19th c). On time departure transfer to Tashkent Airport to fly onward to your destination.
|Hotels recommended in this tour:|
|City / Country||Hotel||Nights|
|Tashkent / Uzbekistan||Grand Tashkent||3|
|Samarkand / Uzbekistan||Malika Prime / Classic||1|
|Bukhara / Uzbekistan||Grand Bukhara / Classic||2|
|Khiva / Uzbekistan||Asia Khiva||1|
|Delhi / India||Metro Heights||2|
|Jaipur / India||Glitz||2|
|Agra / India||Pushp Villa||1|
|Amritsar / India||Mohan International||1|
Program includes in Uzbekistan part
- Accommodation based on twin room sharing at 3* hotels, breakfast included
- All lunches and dinners according to the program
- Transportation on comfortable air-conditioned:
- 14 seats minivan up to 9 people
- Professional guides (available in different languages) will try to give you the best explanation of the site's history, traditions and culture
- Entrance fees to sites listed (photographing in some museums charges extra)
- Dinner with folklore show program at Nodir Devan Begi Madrassah in Bukhara
- Domestic flight (Urgench - Tashkent)
- All transfers
- Escort guide during the trip in Uzbekistan
- Wine degustation in Samarkand
- Tour operator and Group Leader will make you feel comfortable and assist you in case of problem 24/7
- Visa support
Program excludes in Uzbekistan part
- Charges in hotels for additional services
- Consular visa fees
- International air tickets
- Beverages Tips and gratuities
- Camera fees, charged separately by museums
- Any personal expenses
- Any services not included in the above itinerary
Program includes in India part
- 6 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as above mentioned hotels or similar. ( Above cost for 3-5-7-9 on triple sharing accommodation basis
- Daily Breakfast, lunch and dinner at hotel.(or local restaurant during the sightseeing)
- Accompanying English Speaking Guide for the tour
- English Speaking Representative assistance for arrival and departure at Delhi International Airport
- English Speaking Tour Manager at Head Office contactable 24 Hours
- Train ticket from - Delhi - Amritsar by Ac Chair Car
- Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers and sightseeing tours
- All currently applicable taxes
Program excludes in India part
- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etcentury
- Rides and Monument Entrance fees quoted as supplement (includes elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur)
- Local payments in domestic currency, such as tips and gratuities
- Domestic / International air fare
- Indian Visa Fees
- Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above
In addition, our program may include special arrangements such as:
- Similar standard hotels will be provided if in case mentioned hotels are not available at the time of reservation or does not suit travelers
- Lunches or dinners in private homes of Uzbek families to get closer to the traditions, culture and way of life of local people, to see the process of baking the traditional round bread and cooking tasty osh (pilaf)
- Different dance shows and entertainment varying from region to region in traditional costumes
- Special tours to different studios and workshops where You can see various traditional crafts in real.
You can use our suggested programs as they stand or create Your own itinerary according to Your wishes and preferences. We will be happy to assist you in this task.