By silk route we mean the trade corridor which connected Asia with Europe through its socio-cultural interaction. It played a very significant role in the development of civilizations.
Tajikistan is one among the five Central Asian countries disintegrated from USSR in 1991. Dushanbe is the capital and Khujand is second important city here. I have visited Dushanbe in April 2014 as a part of my academic engagement.
It was Delhi- Almaty-Dushanbe by Air Astana, which took three and half hour together to land at Dushanbe. The flight offered a breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges along with the spectacular Hindu Kush, the bone-white snow covered mountain ranges looked like zigzag snow dunes from above 30,000 feet.
Since I was travelling via Almaty I had acquired a transit visa of Kazakhstan for which I did spend the time/effort which was the time & effort spend for visa processing of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan combined together. I had 15 hours in total for Almaty which included my academic meetings too. I somehow managed to visit some of the places like Kok-Tobe Hills, Central Mosque along with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.