Autumn is a great time for traveling and walking, when you can wander through the parks, admire the autumn colors, listen to the rustle of fallen leaves and bask in the warm sun. There are so many picturesque places in Uzbekistan where you can forget about all the hardships, escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and just relax in nature. We tell you where you can go this fall.
1. Botanical Garden in Tashkent.
The Tashkent Botanical Garden is an amazing place, one of the oldest and largest natural parks in the CIS. Its area is 65 hectares, and it is a real forest in the middle of the metropolis. During the year, the garden is visited by more than 65 thousand people and this is quite understandable. After all, the garden's collection contains more than six thousand species and varieties of plants, including even those that are not typical for growing in Central Asia. In the botanical garden you can see a tulip tree, pyramidal oaks, Chinese poplar, flower and ornamental plants, rare and endangered plant species and much more.
2. Ispaysay Valley
The Ispaysay Valley is located in the Bostanlyk district of the Tashkent region. The gorge is narrow and deep, runs along the Ispaisai River. The width of the riverbed reaches 4 meters, and it originates in the north-western slopes of the Pskov ridge. Near the river is the mountain village of Ispay. Due to the high humidity, the surroundings of the gorge are covered with dense thickets and forests. Here you can find birch and walnut groves, mountain apple orchards, juniper thickets. In addition, the Ispaisai Gorge is famous for its mountain tourism. After passing through a shady grove, the trail will lead to a mountain bed, and ahead is a long road with a climb up to reach the striped rocks.
3. Baday-Tugai Nature Reserve
Baday-Tugai Nature Reserve is located on the territory of Karakalpakstan in the Beruniysky district. It is located along the Amu Darya River and is famous for its tugai vegetation and rare animals. Representatives of the fauna listed in the Red Book are found in the reserve. This place is a haven of Bukhara noble deer, which calmly walk through the tugai and reed thickets. In autumn, this place becomes truly magical.
4. Charvak reservoir
The village in the vicinity of the Charvak reservoir will captivate with its charm. Just 1.5 hours by car from the capital and you will find yourself in a completely different world-among rocks and trees, a blue reservoir and fast mountain rivers. The apricot and apple orchards that cover the slopes of the mountains become brighter until the leaves are blown away by the wind. The coastal vegetation of the Chatkal River is immersed in a crimson autumn. All the beauty of the autumn charm can be seen from the tops of the Chatkal Mountains or by paragliding.
5. Japanese Garden in Tashkent
In the very center of the capital there is a Japanese garden, which has become one of the most magical corners of Uzbekistan. In the park you will see a pond, cozy gazebos, neat bridges, a tea house, goldfish, peacocks, swans and storks – everything that conveys the flavor of Japanese culture. The atmosphere in the park is full of peace and serenity, it remains only to contemplate the splendor of nature. The air is filled with the freshness and aroma of foliage, slowly falling from the once lush crowns of trees.