Take a trip to Khujand – one of the oldest towns not only of Tajikistan but also the entire Central Asia. Khujand city tour will consist of visiting bright and colorful oriental bazaar “Payshanba”, the biggest one in Tajikistan, musuems, mosques, Hydro Power Station, etc. You will be charmed by their quiet streets, variety of delicious fuits and hospitality of local people.
Khujand City Tour descriptions
1 person – no discount 2 persons – 10% discount 3 persons – 20% discount 4 persons and up – 30% discount
Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
Transport throughout the city tour.
Hotel charges for additional services;
Consular fees for Tajikistan tourist visa;
Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
Personal travel insurance
Must visit on your Khujand City Tour
Khujand, also transliterated as Khudzhand, Khujand or Khojand, was known until 1939 as Khujend; until 1992 as Leninabad (Leninobod), is the second largest city of Tajikistan. It is situated on both sides of the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley.
The population of the city is about 150,000, down from 160,000 in 1989. It is also the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, now called Sughd. It sits at a strategic location at the narrow western end of the Fergana Valley, almost totally surrounded by Uzbekistan. It is connected to Tajikistan proper via the Khudzhand-Dushanbe highway, currently a precarious, high altitude mountain route which is closed in winter; a complete reconstruction of the route, as well as several new tunnels (by Chinese companies) is nearing completion as of 2009.
Despite its transportation difficulties, it represents one of the most important areas of Tajikistan, with its rare fertile agricultural lands, irrigated by the Syr-Darya River, and location near the industrial centers of Uzbekistan. Major industries include Silk production, clothing and footwear manufacturing, and food processing.
Unfortunately, most of these successive invaders demolished the city, and as a result few ancient treasures remain. After the Bolshevik revolution, the city was given to Uzbekistan for a time, and in 1929 it was made part of the new Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. Tajikistan was traditionally very clan-based, and during Soviet times, most of the influence and power in the country was held by members of the Sughd clan from Khudjand (though the capital was Dushanbe).
Khujand has a very unique culture, especially within Tajikistan. The visitor will notice upon arrival not only the high level of development of the city, but the relatively large Russian and Uzbek population, far exceeding that of Dushanbe.
Rarely here will you see women in traditional dress or men with long beards, and having a drink in the park is not frowned upon. The city’s architecture and look has virtually not changed since Soviet days, making a trip to Khujand something of a trip back in time. Most of the Soviet-era buildings have, however, been renovated, and the city’s parks and roads are also very well maintained. Despite being the second-largest city, it has a surprisingly relaxing, small-town feel, and its many lush parks and tree-lined boulevards make for a pleasant stay in the center.
The real life of the city is the wide Syr-Darya River. Along the riverbanks and from bridges teenagers and children can be seen cooling off in the slow-moving water. A fast ride on one of the boats which provide transportation along the river is a great, refreshing way to see the city; high quality restaurants and cafes line the riverbanks in the center. In addition, most of the finest hotels overlook the river and mountains.
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Khujand. Start guided Khudjand city tour with visiting the Museum of Archeology and Fortification, Shaikh Muslihiddin Mosque, Panjshanbe Bazaar, the biggest bazaar in Tajikistan, Arbob Palace named after S. Urunhodlaev (20th century), “Tajik Sea” Kayraccum HPS (Hydro Power Station)-the symbol of People’s Friendship, built in 1968. End of the tour. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
No Credit Cards required. Book With Flexibility. If your plans change, you can easily change the date or cancel the tour.