In addition, posts of deputy khokims of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khorezm regions ... increase the number of charter flights and trips by rail, in-depth study of the experience of foreign countries with developed tourism, promote domestic tourism.
Not many travellers would fancy Uzbekistan as a travel destination but this Central Asian land ... Besides the allure of the azure and turquoise domes and minarets of Timur’s Samarkand and Bukhara, there exists an intriguing Indian link to this region.
The route of the train is Almaty—Bishkek—Tashkent—Ashgabat—Tashkent—Almaty. The tourists will also visit Samarkand, Bukhara, Urgench and Mary cities as part of their Orient Silk Road Express tour. The aim of the trip is to show historic cities.
Earlier, passengers spent 7-8 hours to travel from capital to Bukhara and vice-versa. Renowned Spanish rail firm Talgo, which was also exploring the Indian market, had specially designed HSR in Uzbekistan that suited the extreme climatic conditions.
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Travel time from Tashkent to Bukhara has been reduced by more than half, and now a new train takes little more than three hours to reach Bokhara from Tashkent. Afrosiyob – a high-speed train that connected Tashkent to the historic city of Samarkand.
Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and uncover the natural and cultural treasures of Central Asia on this two week trip through Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan taking in some of the Silk Road’s best sites, from Bukhara and Samarkand to the Tien.
More Central Asian delights await in the fabled cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan before the train takes the team over old Silk Road routes into China via Urumqi. In a pickle over train timetables and transfers? Book with award-winning travel.
Not to mention its cities, namely, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva ... city by a superfast train, which makes the 1,000 kilometre journey in about 12 hours. Unfortunately, it is an overnight train. So, although I prefer surface travel in order to enjoy.
From Termez, once the springboard of Soviet Union’s intervention in Afghanistan, branch lines also head towards Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan towards the east, and westwards to Uzbekistan’s cultural icons—Samarkand and Bukhara. The train would.