Itchan Kala Vacations
Itchan Kala offers some interesting places to visit. Djuma Mosque and the Islam Khodja Minaret and Mosque are two good options.
To get a real feel for Uzbekistan, rent a vehicle and explore the cities, towns and villages in the area of Itchan Kala.
Rent a vehicle and spend half a day in Khiva, a retail and transport hub for the region, situated less than 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) away from Itchan Kala. This bigger city offers a wide range of points of interest, for example Stone Palace, Kafta-Minor and Djuma Mosque. Mohammed Amin Madrassah, Citadel Kunya-ark and Islam Khodja Minaret and Mosque are among the many other interesting sights here that should be high on every traveler's to-do list.
Uzbekistan has been blessed with a truly fascinating religious life; so take the time to visit the area's most important mosques.
This area is a good destination to head outside and enjoy winter activities. When temperatures drop, follow the locals and try skiing or snowboarding.
Enjoy the Uzbekistan food culture by visiting the region's restaurants. Mutton and also rice are commonly used ingredients in meals in this part of the world. Don't leave the area without trying out bademjan (eggplant salad) as well as chuchvara soup (small boiled dumplings). Finish off with exotic fruit platter (slices of various fruit), a common dessert. Why not splash out and order a local wine with your meal? Shirin (dessert wine) and Aleatiko (dessert wine) are some popular choices. To finish your meal, try a kefir (thick drinking yoghurt). This is a frequently consumed beverage here.
When planning your vacation to Itchan Kala, it's handy to remember that the nearest major airport, Nukus Airport, is located in in Nukus, 80 miles (129 kilometers) away.