Tashkent, the country's capital, is located 250 miles (402 kilometers) northeast of Karshi.
Avid travelers will love leaving the tourist trail completely behind by discovering some of the other population centers surrounding Karshi.
Uzbekistan is graced with a fascinating spiritual life; learn more at the area's many mosques.
If you are not the type of traveler to take a break from work just to relax, the area around Karshi offers a number of adventure activities such as mountain climbing and horse riding.
For discerning travellers, one of the joys of being in new places is exploring new flavors, tastes and aromas. So don't miss the chance to visit the region's bars, cafés and restaurants. Mutton and also rice are popular ingredients here. There are lots of specialty dishes here. Try out bademjan (eggplant salad) or chuchvara soup (small boiled dumplings). Ask for exotic fruit platter (slices of various fruit) at the conclusion of your main dishes. This is popular with residents. Why don't you indulge in a local wine to accompany your food? Shirin (dessert wine) and Aleatiko (dessert wine) are some safe bets. If you are after refreshment, kefir (thick drinking yoghurt) is a great option.
If you plan on traveling by air, keep in mind that the handiest major airport is Termez International Airport, 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the southeast of Karshi.