Ziyarat Tours Uzbekistan – 5 Nights / 6 Days
Tour itinerary: Delhi – Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent – Delhi
DAY 1: DELHI – TASHKENT (L/D)
12.40 Arrive in Tashkent International Airport by the flight. Your local English speaking tour guide will meet and greet you at airport with the placard name of “GROUPS NAME”.
14.00 Transfer to the hotel in Tashkent city for check in. Non-alcoholic welcome drink is provided upon arrival. Free time for rest and relax at your own leisure and activities.
17.00 In the afternoon the sightseeing tour starts in Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan, the age of which is more than 2200 years. You will visit Independence Square, Victory monument, Romanov Prince Duke Residence, Broadway Street With artist and local souvenirs, Amir Temur Central Square with museum and Grand Opera and Ballet Theater Square, Lal Bakhodur Shastri monument, Russian catholic church, Memorial of Repressions Victims, Tashkent TV Tower (outside only), Monument of Courage (1969) and the newly built Minor Mosque – the white mosque of the city.
Overnight in Tashkent hotel
DAY 2: TASHKENT (B/L/D)
7.00-9.00 Buffet breakfast at hotel restaurant
9.30 Post breakfast the sightseeing tour starts in Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan, the age of which is more than 2200 years. First you will explore the Old Part or Old City of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Othman of 7th century has been preserved. This wonderful complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, the largest in the city Tilya-Sheykh Friday Mosque, Mausoleum of Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. You will also visit Abulkaseem madrassah and mausoleum, the center of traditional arts of Tashkent. In the second part of the day you will visit village of Zangiata, there is a famous mausoleum Zangiata, where Muslim Sheikh Ay-Khodja and his wife were buried. Zangiata means “dark father”. He got this nickname because of dark skin of his color. They were followers of the great leader of all Turkic tribes in Central Asia, the Sufi Ahmed Yasawi. The Mausoleum was built when Temur was in power. There are other historical buildings near the mausoleum – a spacious garden, a complex of monumental buildings 14-19th centuries, Madrasah (18-19th cent.), Mosque (1870) with a minaret (1914-1915) and an ancient cemetery. Finally you will visit Sheikhantaur complex – is the most ancient buildings, remained in the capital till nowadays. Right here was buried the great Sufi (follower of a mystic stream of “Sufism” in Islam) deeply esteemed Muslim, Sheikh at – Tahur (Sheikhantaur), and later many other noble men – the regents of Tashkent and their associates.
But time and nature are frequently ruthless to the creations of a human – only three buildings out of many mausoleums, mosques, and headstones, which only a century back were making up Sheikhantaur complex, remained till nowadays.
18.00 Return back to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure at your own activities.
Overnight in Tashkent hotel
DAY 3: TASHKENT – SAMARKAND (B/L/D)
6.00-6.30 Buffet breakfast at hotel restaurant.
7.00 Transfer to railway station for high-speed train “Afrosiyob” (economy class) back to Samarkand at 8.00.
10.10 Arrive in Samarkand. Start your sightseeing tour in legendary city of Samarkand became so famous because of Amir Timur or Tamerlane. Your second day in Samarkand will start from vising the Complex of Imam al-Bukhari. Imam al-Bukhari was the great theologian of the East. He collected and recorded about 600 thousand hadith, the legends based on cases of life or some sayings of the Prophet. Out of them, al-Bukhari selected as “flawless” about 7400 hadith to include into the famous “As-Sahih” which became the second most important book after the Koran for the majority of Sunni. Later you will also visit the tomb of Khodja Daniyar (St. Daniel), one of the most admired and most controversial relics of Samarkand. This saint is equally revered in Islam, Christianity and Judaism, but his ashes got to Samarkand land, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis – the ensemble of the mausoleums erected around the grave of Khusam Ibn-Abbas, a cousin of Muhammad prophet, the mosque of Khazrat Khizr, Rukhabad Mausoleum (The house of spirit) and Khodja Akhror tomb and mosque.
18.00 Transfer to hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure and activities.
Overnight in Samarkand hotel
DAY 4: SAMARKAND – BUKHARA (B/L/D)
7.00-8.00 Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant
8.30 Check out the hotel in Samarkand. Immediate transfer to railway station for high speed train “Afrasiab” to Bukhara at 9.40 am in the morning.
11.20 Arrive in Bukhara. Start your Ziyarah tour upon arrival visiting seven great Sufi leaders’ tombs of Bukhara; all of them are located in outskirts of Bukhara. Visit the tomb of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy (1103-1179) located in the town of Gijduvan (40 km away from Bukhara). Continue to the tomb of the fourth apprentice of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy Khoja Muhammad Orif Ar Revgariy known as Khazrat Khoja Orif Mohitobon (died in 1259). This holy site is located in the district of Shofirkon 50-60 km from the centre of Bukhara. Continue to the burial site of Khodja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1286). Continue to the burial site of Khodja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1286). Continue to Mausoleum of Khoja Ali Rometaniy located in Rometan district. He was the apprentice of Khoja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1310).
17.00 Transfer to the hotel in Bukhara for check in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.
Overnight in Bukhara hotel
DAY 5: BUKHARA (B/L/D)
7.00-9.00 Buffet breakfast at the hotel restaurant
9.30 Continue pilgrimage with a visit to burial place of Khoja Mukhammad Boboyi Samosiy (1259-1354), an apprentice of Khodja Ali Rometaniy. The next holy site is the tomb of Hazreti Said Mir Kulol (1287-1370). The Memorial Complex of Abu Abdulloh Mukhammad Ibn Ibrohim Ibn al Mugiyra Ibn Bardazbeh al Juafiy Al-Bukhari. Continue to holy place which is a few kilometers away from this complex, the burial place of Khazrat Makhdumi A’zam Dahbediy (1461-1542), a Sufi philosopher, and a descendent of Khazrat Ali. The last pilgrimage place is the holiest ensemble of Bukhara, the burial place of Hazrati Bakhauddin Naqshbandi – the founder of Naqshbandiya Order, located in the village of Qasri Orifon, Chor-Bakr Necropolis, a complex located in Sumiton village.
Overnight in Bukhara hotel
DAY 6: BUKHARA – TASHKENT (B/L)
7.00-9.00 Buffet breakfast at hotel restaurant.
9.30 Transfer to domestic airport of Bukhara for flight.
12.10 Arrive in Tashkent in the afternoon.
16.00 After having the lunch, transfer the group to Tashkent international airport for final departure to Delhi.