To Invite Indian Tourists, Almaty Hosted A Roadshow In Delhi

Almaty's recent roadshow in Delhi is a step towards inviting Indian travellers to Kazakhstan's emerging tourism scene
A man holding a snow scarf near the Yurt nomadic house complex in the Shymbulak resort in Almaty, Kazakhstan
A man holding a snow scarf near the Yurt nomadic house complex in the Shymbulak resort in Almaty, KazakhstanShutterstock

Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, held a tourism roadshow at The Metropolitan Hotel in Delhi on August 4 to boost its reach among Indian travellers. Attended by various tour operators and travel companies from India, the event aimed to spotlight the diverse attractions that Almaty and the country of Kazakhstan have to offer. Serik Rys-Uly, the Senior Regional Manager of Air Astana India, also attended the event, underlining the growing tourism ties between the two nations.

Located just three hours away by air from India, Almaty emerges as a promising destination for travellers seeking both sports and natural tourism.

Almaty is nestled amidst the spectacular Zailiysky Alatau mountain range, providing an ideal backdrop for various outdoor activities. One of Kazakhstan's tourism advertisements implies how the beauty of its mountain ranges easily parallels the Swiss Alps. Interestingly, locals also take pride in believing that Almaty is the birthplace of the apple, adding a unique touch to the city's charm.

The Ascension Cathedral in Almaty
The Ascension Cathedral in AlmatyMinar Aslanova /

Almaty's mountains and ski resorts (especially in Shymbulak) contribute significantly to its popularity among tourists. The city's favourable climate and abundant snowfall make it a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. Its well-equipped ski facilities and breathtaking slopes cater to beginners and seasoned skiers alike. Beyond its skiing prowess, Almaty also boasts a rich cultural scene, with art galleries, cathedrals, museums, and theatres that reflect the nation's heritage.

When In Kazakhstan, Don't Miss Out On These Attractions

While Almaty shines as a gem in Kazakhstan's tourism crown, the country itself is a treasure trove of attractions. Nestled in Central Asia, Kazakhstan's vast landscape encompasses steppes, deserts, mountains, and alpine lakes. The climate varies from continental to arid, offering diverse environments to explore.

If you're planning to visit Kazakhstan soon, don't forget to put the following destinations on your list.

Charyn Canyon

Often dubbed Kazakhstan's Grand Canyon, the Charyn Canyon is a natural wonder. Carved over millions of years by the Charyn River, the canyon features striking rock formations that captivate visitors. The Valley of Castles, a particular highlight, is renowned for its unique rock shapes and vibrant colours.

Beautiful view of one of the Kolsai Lakes in Kazakhstan
Beautiful view of one of the Kolsai Lakes in KazakhstanShutterstock

Kolsai Lakes

Tucked away in the Tien Shan mountains, the Kolsai Lakes are a trio of alpine lakes with crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding peaks. Nature enthusiasts can trek through lush forests to reach these clear lakes and seek a moment of peace.

Astana (Nur-Sultan)

The capital city is considered a blend of modernity and tradition. Architectural marvels like the Bayterek Tower and the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation stand tall against the skyline. Nur-Astana Mosque, a symbol of religious harmony, is another must-visit site.


With a rich history dating back to the Silk Road era, Turkestan is home to the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This architectural masterpiece showcases intricate Islamic designs and is a testament to the region's cultural significance.

How to Reach

Reaching Almaty from Delhi is convenient, thanks to Air Astana's regular flights between the two cities. Travellers can look forward to a comfortable journey with excellent in-flight services and well-planned schedules.

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