6 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Kazakhstan.
1. Just 4 hours from Delhi.
You just need 4 hours to travel to Kazakhstan from Delhi. Both their main cities (Almaty and Astana ) are just a 4 hrs flight away from Delhi and Air Astana has flights almost everyday at a cheap price.
2. Currency cheaper than INR ( 1 INR=5 Tenge)
The official currency of Kazakhstan is Tenge, and it is cheaper than INR ( 1 USD ~ 340 Tenge). That said, the prices of the commodities are almost comparable to their prices in Indian Metro cities. A meal at a fancy place would cost you 500-600 INR. Beer is cheaper though :P (100 INR even at a bar).
3. Leh, Himachal and Kashmir combined.
You can see vast steppes, cold deserts, treks and lakes when you travel to Kazakhstan. All of that in a 2-3 day trip to Kolsai National Park from Almaty. Here are a few clicks.
4. A natural replica of the Grand Canyon.
5. Eagle hunting
My favourite dish was Plov – its basically rice, raisins, nuts, grams and meat.
I found Kazakh food much better suited to Indian tastebuds than the European food I had in May this year. Find my tips for a Eurotrip in 1.25 lacs here.
8. Amazing Architecture
Meet @valeriyavaly , dost of my host @pani_plotnicka . Now she knows Hindi and I know Russian. 😂 #thepunjabiwanderer #kazakhstan #indiantraveller #hindi #foreigner #russian #russiangirl #blondehair #girlsofinstgram #instagirls #igramming_india #indian #travelislife #almaty #languagelearning #speakinghindi #friyay
A basic knowledge of some Russian words can be handy when you travel to Kazakhstan.
So, if you are thinking about what should be the itinerary, procedure for VISA application, where to book etc. I will be writing another blog for that. So stay tuned !
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