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Walking in the Footsteps of Zahir ad-Din Mohammed Babur

From the throne of Fergana Principality to the throne of India:
Walking in the Footsteps of Zahir ad-Din Mohammed Babur, the founder of Mughal Empire

Uzbekistan – India

Tashkent – Margilan – Rishtan – Fergana – Andijan – Kokand – Tahkent – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara – Tashkent – Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

The descendent of Timur, the outstanding Uzbek poet, scholar and statesman – Zahir ad-Din Mohammaed Babur was born in Andijan on February 14th, 1483. His father Omar Shaikh Mirza – the great grandson of Amir Temur, was the ruler of Fergana principality while his mother Kutlug Nigar begim was the daughter of Yunuskhan, the renowned ruler of Tashkent and descendent of Genghis khan.

At the age of 12, after the death of his father in 1494, Babur ascended to the throne and became the ruler of Fergana principality. By that time the entire territory of Temur’s empire has been conquered by the Sheybanids dynasty. Babur undertakes tow campaigns against Samarkand in 1498 and in 1500 -1501 in order to liberate the city but failed to achieve success. With a small group of followers and relatives Babur then moved to Kabul. Having settled dawn in Kabul, Babur formed a new army and in 1519 marched on India. It was only in April of 1526, following the victory over sultan Ibrahim Lodi at Panipat to the north of Delhi, that Babur created his vast state – the Empire of Baburids, better known as Great Mighals Empire. The city of Agra on the river Jamna became the capital of the new empire. Babur held the Indian throne for five years (from 1525 to 1530) and died on December 26th, 1530 at the age of 47. He was buried in Nurafshan garden in Agra, but later, in accordance with Babur’s will, the remains were moved to Kabul and buried at Baghi Baburi (Babur’s Garden).

"the Art of Miniature in the Baburid period" by Professor Hamid Suleiman.

14 days / 13 nights

Days Cities Activities  
Day 01 Tashkent
Arrival at Tashkent international airport.
Meet and greet. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 02 Tashkent –
Transfer to railway station to take express train "Afrosiab" to Samarkand at 07:00.
Arrival in Samarkand at 09:08.
Sightseeing tour of Samarkand.
After lunch transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation. Proceed with sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Babur Muhammad
Day 03 Samarkand –
Shakhrisabz –
At 08:00 proceed with sightseeing tour in Samarkand and then transfer to Shakhrisabz (170 km).
Arrival in Shakhrisabz.
Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz.
After lunch drive to Bukhara (270 km).
Arrival in Bukhara Accommodation at the hotel.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 04 Bukhara
Full day sightseeing tour of Bukhara.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 05 Bukhara –
Half day sightseeing tour of Bukhara.
After lunch leisure time at tourist own leisure.
After dinner transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Tashkent.
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 21:35 by flight HY1328.
Arrival in Tashkent at 23:50.
Transfer to the hotel upon arrival Accommodation.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 06 Tashkent –
Early breakfast.
Transfer to Fergana via Kamchik pass (270 km).
En route lunch and sightseeing in Margilan.
Visit "Yodgorlik" silk making factory.
Arrival in Fergana.
Accommodation in the hotel.
Transfer to Rishtan. Visit ceramic studio of Rustam Usmanov.
Dinner in local restaurant in Fergana.
Overnight in Fergana.
Day 07 Fergana –
Early breakfast.
Transfer to Adijan (75 km).
Visit the Park with a Museum commemorating Babur, as well as Andijan's bazaar.
Drive to Kokand (115 км).
Visit Khudayar khan palace upon arrival.
After lunch drive to Tashkent (228 km).
Arrival in Tashkent.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 08 Tashkent –
Sightseeing tour in Tashkent.
Visit the mausoleum of Yunuskhan (15c.), Khazrat Imam Complex, Museum of the History of Timurids.
At 12:00 transfer to Tashkent international airport to take flight to Delhi at 14:15 by HY 423 (on Sundays).
Lunch on board.
Arrival at Delhi International airport at 17:45.
Meeting guide and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in the hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 09 Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 10 Delhi –
After breakfast drive to Jaipur (206 km).
Accommodation in hotel upon arrival.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 11 Jaipur
Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 12 Jaipur –
Drive to Agra (256 km).
En route visit to Fatehpur Sikri (37 km from Agra).
Arrival to Agra.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 13 Agra –
Sightseeing tour of Agra.
Afternoon drive to Delhi (203 km).
Accommodation in hotel upon arrival.
Farewell dinner with show.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 14 Delhi After breakfast transfer to Delhi International airport to take flight back home.

Suggested accommodation in:
Uzbekistan India
Tashkent – Lotte City hotel Tashkent Palace 4* / Uzbekistan Hotel 4*
Samarkand – Registan Plaza 4* / Afrosiab Palace 4*
Bukhara – Bukhara Palace 4* / Asia Bukhara 4*
Fergana – Asia Fergana 4*
Delhi – Le Meridien 5* / Ramada 4* / Singh & sons 3*
Jaipur – Rajputana Sheraton 5* / Select fortune 4* / Maharani Palace 3*
Agra – Mughal Sheraton 5* / Marina 4* / Hotel Amar 3*
Delhi – Le Meridien 5* / Ramada 4* / Singh & sons 3*

  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing spots mentioned
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfer
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in Tashkent and Delhi
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax
  • International airfares
  • Domestic train fare Tashkent – Samarkand
  • Domestic air fare Bukhara - Tashkent
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not later than 3 days prior to the arrival of the group.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation 30 days prior– no penalty is charged
Cancellation 30-15 days prior – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation 15-1 days prior – 100 % penalty is charged

Sightseeing attractions that will be visited during the excursions:

Mausolum of Yunuskhan (15c.), Khazrat Imam Complex, Museum of the History of Timurids.

Shakhi - Zinda necropolis (14-15c), Ulugbek observatory (15c), "Ruines of Afrosiab"- the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 BC-13 AD), Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Bibi Khanum Mosque (14c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble including Ulugbek (15 c.), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c).

Visit to Samanids mausoleum , Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Ark Fortress and Bolo Khauz Ensemble, Poi-Kalon Ensemble including Minaret , Jami Mosque and functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab, Taqi (trading domes), Lyabi – Khauz Ensemble, Magaki Attari Mosque, Ulug Beg Madrassah and Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah, Chor-Minor Madrassah.
Visit to summer residence of Emir - "Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa" (1911).Memorial complex of Bakhhauddin Nakshbandi (14c – 17c), Chor Bakr necropolis (16 c).

Andijan: Visit the Park with a Museum commemorating Babur, Andijan’s bazaar.

Lai Qila - "Red Fort" ,Qutab Minar Tower,Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb Lodhi Gardens, Purana Qila – "Old Fort".

Amber Fort, City Palace complex, Royal Observatory Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple, Palace of the Winds.

Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort , Sikandra, Mausoleum Nur Mahal.

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