Central Asia is not the obvious choice for a holiday close to nature. Until the advent of Instagram, only a handful of travellers made it here. Thanks to Bollywood and the European dream we all grow up having, countries in the Central Asian belt don't quite make the cut ahead of the natural beauty of Switzerland or the alpine scenery of Austria.
But, what if we told you that we've been downloading all of our earnings for experiences and adventures that's available right next door with far less financial burden? We aren't making promises in air. We're talking of Kyrgyzstan, a country with such astounding natural beauty that it will leave you transfixed. Surrounded by green pastures, snow-clad mountains, and free grazing horses, Kyrgyzstan is pollution-free, culturally fresh, and have less than 6 million residents in the entire country. Hyderabad has more people than Kyrgyzstan does, for crying out loud!
Here, we give you 7 reasons for you to consider Kyrgyzstan for your next holiday, ahead of Switzerland or Germany.
1. It's Totally Untouched By Mass Tourism
The region of central Asia, fortunately, hasn’t come under the radar of tour agencies, group bookings, or even regular travellers who mostly prefer the mainstream areas of Europe and South East Asia. Given that few people know about this gorgeous country, not many visit it and those who do stay in and around Bishkek. This means that there’s a high chance that you may be one of only a few travellers in most areas of this scenic country. No queues, no group tours, no exorbitant tourist prices, no haggling – it’s just you, the locals, and the mountains.