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Location: Almaty

Day 1 - 4 Jun 2019

Almaty International Airport

Almaty, Almaty International Airport
Almaty, Almaty International Airport
Almaty, Almaty International Airport

Content: Started our journey with a 22hr Turkish Airlines flight from Indira Gandhi Airport to Almaty International Airport. Flight was comfortable and airport was small and clean.

Holiday Inn Almaty

Almaty, Holiday Inn Almaty
Almaty, Holiday Inn Almaty
Almaty, Holiday Inn Almaty

Content: Checked-in to hotel after a 30min drive from airport, hotel was near to public transfer and staff was very attentive. pre check-in was not allowed.

Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen

Almaty, Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen
Almaty, Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen
Almaty, Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen

Content: Had breakfast, and left for the Park of 28 Panfilov, Panfilov heroes which were the 28 soldiers who died defending moscow. The park has Memorials.

Zenkov Cathedral

Almaty, Zenkov Cathedral
Almaty, Zenkov Cathedral
Almaty, Zenkov Cathedral

Content: Later on we headed to our second destination which was Zenkov Cathedral, the cathedral is made from wood but without nails. Second tallest wooden building in the world

Almaty Central Mosque

Almaty, Almaty Central Mosque
Almaty, Almaty Central Mosque
Almaty, Almaty Central Mosque

Content: The largest mosque on Almaty, quiet and peaceful place.

Presidential Palace

Almaty, Presidential Palace

Content: Further we saw Presidential Palace, the official workplace of the president of Kazakhstan. visiting inside is not permitted

Holiday Inn Almaty

Almaty, Holiday Inn Almaty
Almaty, Holiday Inn Almaty

Content: Returning back from city tour, we had our lunch taste was good but portion was small.

Location: Almaty

Day 2 - 5 Jun 2019

Big Almaty Lake

Almaty, Big Almaty Lake
Almaty, Big Almaty Lake
Almaty, Big Almaty Lake

Content: After breakfast, took a 1hr drive and reached Big Almaty Lake, which is natural alpine reservoir. Beautiful lakes with lot of activities but cannot walk around lake.

Falconry farm Sunkar

Almaty, Falconry farm Sunkar
Almaty, Falconry farm Sunkar
Almaty, Falconry farm Sunkar

Content: Headinng further we reached Falconry farm, where we got information regarding history of falconry. This place was established to protect falcon.

Tandoor Restaurant

Almaty, Tandoor Restaurant
Almaty, Tandoor Restaurant
Almaty, Tandoor Restaurant

Content: Returning back we took a stop at Tandoor Restaurant authentic Indian food and taste, loved the place, the atmosphere was great.

Location: Almaty

Day 3 - 6 Jun 2019

Saty Village

Almaty, Saty Village
Almaty, Saty Village
Almaty, Saty Village

Content: After breakfast, we took a 4hr drive and reached Saty village, known for Kolsay Lakes National Park. the drive was hectic.

Location: Saty Village

Day 3 - 6 Jun 2019

Gostevoy Dom Arkabay-Karlygash

Saty Village, Gostevoy Dom Arkabay-Karlygash

Content: Checked-in to a guest house, best place to stay in the village, clean place in small village. The people were very friendly but do not expect luxury here.

Kaiyndy Lake

Saty Village, Kaiyndy Lake
Saty Village, Kaiyndy Lake
Saty Village, Kaiyndy Lake

Content: Had some rest, took a 30min drive to Kaiyndy Lake, beautiful place, can have a boat ride.

Gostevoy Dom Arkabay-Karlygash

Saty Village, Gostevoy Dom Arkabay-Karlygash

Content: A lady who was managing the dom cooked delicious food for us and the helpers were very polite and helpful.

Location: Saty Village

Day 4 - 7 Jun 2019

Kolsai Lake

Saty Village, Kolsai Lake
Saty Village, Kolsai Lake
Saty Village, Kolsai Lake

Content: With a sip of coffee, we took a short drive and reached Kolsai Lake. After Kolsai 1 to Kolsai 2 treking which is 8km but a best experience, need to be aware while climbing, half day is required.

Gostevoy Dom Arkabay-Karlygash

Saty Village, Gostevoy Dom Arkabay-Karlygash

Content: Had local dish cooked by land lord at the guest house, the lady was very caring and she used to cook well.

Location: Saty Village

Day 5 - 8 Jun 2019

Charyn canyon

Saty Village, Charyn canyon
Saty Village, Charyn canyon
Saty Village, Charyn canyon

Content: After breakfast, we took 1hr drive and reached Charyn canyon, it is part of the Charyn National Park, which is described as brother of Grand Canyon. Amazing view.

Location: Almaty

Day 5 - 8 Jun 2019

Almaty International Airport

Almaty, Almaty International Airport
Almaty, Almaty International Airport

Content: Took a 4hr drive from Saty village to Almaty International Airport, for evening flight to Astana.

Location: Astana

Day 5 - 8 Jun 2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Content: We boarded a 2hr Scat Air flight from Almaty International Airport to Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, smaller airport but quite easy to navigate.

Hilton Astana

Astana, Hilton Astana
Astana, Hilton Astana
Astana, Hilton Astana

Content: With a 15min drive we reached our hotel, the hotel provided top notch facilities and the staff is exceptionally friendly.

Hilton Astana

Astana, Hilton Astana
Astana, Hilton Astana
Astana, Hilton Astana

Content: As it was late planned to have a dinner at the hotel, but the food was not at all good, not expected this type of food after a huge bill.

Location: Astana

Day 6 - 9 Jun 2019

Museum of the First President

Astana, Museum of the First President
Astana, Museum of the First President
Astana, Museum of the First President
Astana, Museum of the First President

Content: Museum of the First President has plenty of things belonging to first president, tour guide is highly recommended to know the history of the museum.

Ishim

Astana, Ishim
Astana, Ishim
Astana, Ishim

Content: While walking through the river side of Ishim, we saw city dynamics and how it is developing.

National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Astana, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Astana, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Astana, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Content: Visited National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, grand museum with a lot of information and exhibits. Good place to know the history.

Nur-Astana mosque

Astana, Nur-Astana mosque
Astana, Nur-Astana mosque
Astana, Nur-Astana mosque

Content: Nur-Astana mosque is the third largest mosque of central Asia, a beautiful mosque.

Saksaul

Astana, Saksaul
Astana, Saksaul
Astana, Saksaul

Content: Had Dinner at nearby restaurant, we ordered salad and Tander meat which was average as the place was very crowded in evening. Do reservation if visiting in evening

Location: Astana

Day 7 - 10 Jun 2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Content: Leaving the hotel and history behind, we reached Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport from where we had 26hr Turkish Airlines flight to Delhi. The flight was extremely comfortable.