A couple of months ago when I was looking for a foreign destination with direct flights from Delhi at a short flying distance, Kazakhstan appeared in my search options. The place was never a part of my bucket list. In fact, up until this point, I didn’t even know where it was located on the map. The only information I had about Kazakhstan was that it was once a part of the greatest nation of the world – The USSR.
I also had a misconception that after the disintegration of the USSR into Russia and many other “stan” nations while Russia continued to be a nation that we talked and heard about, the remaining smaller countries were somehow left off the tourist radar. Yet, the deal on the airfares was enough to lure me and the fact that I didn't have much time to go someplace far, I decided to take a trip to Kazakhstan!
I was surprised by the country in many ways – its liberal lifestyle and well-developed roads and infrastructure, proved me wrong at the very first sight. The trip served its purpose way beyond my expectations.
The country is a perfect amalgamation of natural beauty, adventure activities, with a touch of history and a lively nightlife. From Steppes, lakes, mountains, and deserts, my trip was as diverse as it could get. I am glad that I visited Kazakhstan other than choosing an expensive destination elsewhere for no other country can offer a vast array of things to do.
Here’s how you can experience the best of Kazakhstan in just 6 days that too without breaking the bank: