Kazakhstan is an immensely celebrated country in Central Asia. It is the most economically benefited nation of its region due to the sheer outcome of black gold (oil). The country is mad about its vibrant food culture, magnificent architecture, and ravishing panoramas. The massive commercial achievement of Kazakhstan makes it a model of perpetuating prominence. The glistering sky-kissing towers shine bright day and night and appear like a galaxy full of starlight. The snow-capped mountain trails overlook the densely forested valleys and tranquil waters under the bright sun rays look heavenly. Almaty, the trading hub is the center of attraction of Kazakhstan and is utterly pleasing from its every possible angle. Gaze upon the breathtaking views and appreciate the unearthly marvels of the wonderland called Kazakhstan with spectacular Kazakhstan tourism.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Kazakhstan
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Presidential constitutional republic
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Nur-Sultan (Capital), Almaty (the largest city)
POPULATION: 1.83 crores (2018 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Kazakh, Russian
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, German and other
ETHNICITY: Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Tatar, German and others
CURRENCY: Kazakhstani tenge (₸) (KZT)
AREA: 2,724,900 km2 (1,052,100 sq. mi)
MAP REFERRED: Asia
REGION: Central Asia
COASTLINE: 1,894 kilometers
HIGHEST POINT: Khan Tengri at 7,010 m (23,000 ft) above sea level
LOWEST POINT: Karagiye depression at 132 m (433 ft) below sea level
NATIONAL SYMBOL: National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
National COLOURS: Golden and sky blue (as in Kazakhstan's National Flag)
FAMOUS FOR: oil (the black gold), Almaty (capital and the trading hub), Ascension Cathedral, Central State Museum and much more
TIME ZONE: UTC+5 / +6 (West / East)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
LITERACY RATE: 99.8 % (2018 est.)
AIRPORTS IN KAZAKHSTAN: There are 24 Airports in Kazakhstan
Atyrau International Airport
Uralsk / Podstepnyy Airport
AVG. COST PER DAY: USD 20 approximately
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY
The internet is growing, and the services are getting better in Kazakhstan. The early period of 2000 gave rise to internet usage and the number of users reached up to 1 million. Kazakhstan has five International ISPs. The data flow or internet traffic reached up to the penetration levels of 75 % in 2019, with more than 10 million users.
Russian is the most popular internet language in Kazakhstan, followed by Kazakh and then English. Kazakh Telecom, one of the ISPs reported a continuous increase in the subscription of data services. Today, many industries, hospitals, and schools in the urban sector use the internet daily. Several ISPs are Kcell (3G), INTELSOFT (cable), AlmaTV (cable access), Beeline (3G, cable), DigitalTV (WiMax), Nursat, Sekatel, SputTV (satellite access), 2Day Telecom (dial-up) and many more.
Internet censorship is still in progress, so parent surveillance is always recommended. The internet prices are available in varied ranges with affordable packages and efficient speed and connectivity. Kazakh Telecom's fee for unlimited ADSL access with a capacity of 128 Kbit/s was US$30.
The competition in the internet sector has increased since 2007 and 2009. Broadbands are coming up with better offers, schemes, services, connection, and speed. More and more towers are set up daily. The plan is to connect rural areas with the internet facility as much as possible. The work is in progress and the existing services providers are improving at a very fast rate.
For travelers, the developed areas like Almaty and Astana are a better option to get better internet facilities. There are many public Wi-Fi spots available in spots such as bus stops, train stations, airports, and many other public areas. The speed is better on a clear weather day. It is recommended to use the free services more and hook up to the local numbers for better connectivity. Also, use online portals and applications (Skype, Instagram, Twitter, and others) to stay-in-touch with your loved ones.
CALLING CODE: +77 UAE Embassy in Kazakhstan: (+7) (7172) 28-70-71 | Click for more info here.
Other Embassies in Kazakhstan: Indian Embassy in Kazakhstan: (+7) 7172-925 700 | Click for more info here. British /UK Embassy in Kazakhstan: (+7) (7172) 556 200 | Click for more info here.
Kazakhstan's General Emergency number: 112 Ambulance : 103 Fire : 101 Police : 102/104
The official name of Kazakhstan's currency is Kazakhstani Tenge. Kazakh Tenge is a Russian pronunciation. It was introduced on 15 November 1993. In fact, this date is celebrated as the "Day of National Currency of the Republic of Kazakhstan". The former currency used in Kazakhstan was Soviet Rubles.
Symbol: ₸ Code: KZT 1 KZT (Kazakhstan money) = 100 tÃ¯Ä±n
The subunit of Kazakh currency (tÃ¯Ä±n) is no longer in use.
Kazakhstan currency to AED:
1 Kazakhstani tenge (KZT)= 0.0092 United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) (as on 5 June 2020)
₸ notes can be found in denominations of 200 tenge, 500 tenge, 1000 tenge, 2000 tenge, 10000 tenge, 20000 tenge, 5000 tenge.
₸ coins can be found in denominations of 2 tenge, 5 tenge, 50 tenge, 20 tenge, 10 tenge, 100 tenge, and 1 tenge.
Kazakhstan Currency Rate:
Kazakh tenge to INR: 0.19 INR
Kazakh tenge to USD: 0.0025 USD
Kazakh tenge to naira: 0.97 Nigerian Naira
Kazakh tenge to Euro: 0.0022 Euro
Kazakh tenge to Pakistani Rupee: 0.41 PKR
Kazakh tenge to GBP: 0.0020 GBP
The Currency Conversion Rate of Other Countries to Kazakhstani Tenge:
USD to Kazakh Tenge: 399.63 Kazakhstani Tenge
INR to Kazakh Tenge: 5.29 Kazakhstani Tenge
Euro to Kazakh Tenge: 451.24 Kazakhstani Tenge
GBP (Pound) to Kazakh Tenge: 506.15 Kazakhstani Tenge
100 Dollars to Kazakh Tenge: 39,962 KZT
10000 Kazakhstan Currency to USD: 25.02 USD
1000 Kazakhstan Currency to Naira: 969.69 Nigerian Naira
**Please note that Travelers Cheques are NOT accepted in most places.
Kazakhstan, the largest Eurasian country has a rich and varied history. Many communities, ethnicities, rulers, and kingdoms have been a major part of its historical journey from time to time. Invasion, war, transition, and economic growth are the key points of its vast history. Kazakhs are believed to be the descendants of the Mongolian community.
The early civilization dates to one million-800,000 years ago. People then used to live in mountain areas and hunting activities were performed mainly. The spread of then-population was up to eastern southern and central Kazakhstan but later they started settling all over the country.
The agricultural revolution or Neolithic revolution was spotted during the early BCE period. There was a rise in animal husbandry and agriculture. After that, it was the period of archaeological or Bontai culture and the making ceramics, polished-stone products, and agricultural tools were rising.
Metal production was the next big highlight, copper tools were made, and ore mining developed in central Kazakhstan. All of this made Kazakhstan a hidden treasure, the coming times gave it the face of the trading center. The neighboring countries started importing many minerals from Kazakhstan and soon it earned popularity all over the world for its rapid economic growth.
Kazakhstan is in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It is the largest country in the Eurasian continent. The total area of Kazakhstan is 2,724,900 square kilometers. Kazakhstan is more than twice the combined size of the other four Central Asian states.
Kazakhstan's geography mainly comprises of desert 26%, semi-desert 44%, and steppe terrain 24%. In addition, the lakes, mountains, and forests are also a major part of its amazing topography. The tranquil lakes kissing the snow-capped mountainous foothills are its true natural gem.
Kazakhstan borders five countries that are Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. The county also shares a maritime border with Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. The coastal length of Kazakhstan is 1,894 kilometers.
The highest and lowest point of Kazakhstan is Khan Tengri at 7,010 m (23,000 ft) above sea level and bottom of the Karagiye depression at 132 m (433 ft) below sea level.
Kazakhstan has well-presented and well-preserved its age-old culture, customs, and traditions. The country was introduced to Islam between the 7th to the 12th centuries. Many beliefs and cultural acts retain symbolic ideas that are still prominently visible in today's Kazakhstan.
The early traditional lifestyle of Kazakhs was supported by animal husbandry and nomadic practices. The flexible framework of Kazakhstan's culture was influenced from time to time and it resulted in the current cultural scenarios of its rich cultural heritage.
Kazakh poets have a different perspective and a unique way of representing their compositions. The use of synonym words and imaginary writing styles are its major highlights. Abay Qunanbayuli was a great Kazakh author, composer, and philosopher.
Kazakhs folk art and contemporary art are distinctive. Kazakh artisan products are renowned domestically and internationally for the amazing crafts, colors, and building techniques. The paintings have evolved spectacularly to bring the best out of every creation.
The architectural magnificence can be spotted in its old buildings and ancient creations. The use of symbolic designs is predominant in Kazakh architecture. Mosques, churches, government buildings, and local houses project the architectural variety of Kazakhstan.
Folk instruments play a major role in the ancient songs of Kazakhstan. The classic masterpieces are still played in the official family gatherings. Kazak music is a mark of their celebrations, emotions, and rich culture.
FOOD & DRINK
Kazakhstan's cuisine and food culture portray a variety of eatables with rich taste. The intake of heavy meals is a part of their daily routine, especially during lunch and dinner. A high intake of protein is there in Kazakh's cuisine. Some of the favorite staples of Kazakhstan are boiled mutton, varied bread, sheep or horse milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, and much more.
The national food of Kazakhstan is Beshbarmak, it is made with finely chopped boiled meat, mixed with noodles and chyk, an onion sauce. The unique taste of this protein-rich food can be tasted in the traditional restaurants in the local towns. The dish is often served at the time of festivals, celebrations, and family gatherings.
Though meat is highly consumed in Kazakhstan, pig meat is very difficult to find as it is an Islam dominated country, and pig meat is not eaten in this religion. From ancient times, Kazakh's traditional food is made with the usage of varied spices, meat stock, and the unique cooking style that adds up to the flavors of the food.
Kazakhstan's street food is a sheer treat for the foodie's taste buds. Starting from baked delights to juicy meat snacks, the food is as delectable as it could be. Some of the most famous food in Kazakhstan are shashkyl (kebabs), plov (pilaf-style rice mixed with meat, onions, and carrots, and many other things), manti (steamed lamb dumplings), and much more.
Drinking in public areas is strictly prohibited in Kazakhstan as alcohol is prohibited in Islam. But, some private restaurants and pubs in big cities serve alcoholic beverages. Cow milk and horse milk are highly preferred health beverages and used in the preparation of many sweet dishes.
Relish an ideal countryside feel dipped in the authenticity of the country's rich cultures and traditions.
There are many offbeat sites to explore in Kazakhstan, so if you want to ignore heavy crowds and wish to explore the unexplored, it is an amazing destination to visit.
Kazakhstan is a multicultural country and it is best known for its traditional customs that vary from region to region.
Explore Kazakh tourism and admire its dynamic landscapes that are arresting from its first sight.
Visit Kazakhstan to discover its ravishing nature reserves that are the melting point of natural beauty and its magnificence.
Visit Kazakhstan to experience a hearty tour of its lakes surrounded by the mountain trails that are covered with dense green forests.
Visit Kazakhstan to bring some adventure in your life with many amazing activities such as hiking, trekking, skiing, camping, surfing, and a lot more.
Visit Kazakhstan to shop for traditional handmade products.
Visit Kazakhstan as it is an affordable country to tour around, perfect for budget travelers. The hotels and sightseeing tour tickets are budget-friendly.
Visit Kazakhstan to sight the fabulous Sherkala mountain, it means Lion's castle. The place is beautiful and offers a spectacular sunset.
Visit Kazakhstan to view the most amazing cathedral made of woods that is also an anti-earthquake structure.
Visit Kazakhstan to try out its meat cuisine that is irresistibly good.
Visit Kazakhstan to drive along the sand stretch and enjoy the view of a huge cloud full of rain and flashes of lightning.
KAZAKHSTAN CLIMATE | KAZAKHSTAN WEATHER
Kazakhstan experiences a continental climate, which means, the winters are cold and the summers are hot. But the northern regions remain warm and do not experience extreme humidity during summer. Kazakhstan's average temperature is 27℃. Spring and autumn months are the best time to go to Kazakhstan.
Almaty is the commercial hub; it is also one of the most prominent places to go to Kazakhstan. The temperature in Almaty in august is 25℃. It is one of the peak months for tourists to visit. The weather is moderate, cool winds blow and the environment looks pretty.
Peak months to visit Kazakhstan Kazakhstan's weather in June
June is the time of spring, the time of colors, the time when Kazakhstan looks utterly ravishing. The country experiences heavy tourism currently from nearby places as the weather is highly favorable. The cool winds in the evening feel good, Kazakhstan's temperature in June is around 16℃.
Kazakhstan's weather in December
The winter month is a perfect treat for snow lovers. The Northern region of Kazakhstan experiences snowfall and the mountain trails become hot spots for skiing, snowboarding, and other snow activities. Kazakhstan's temperature during December is 2.3℃.
**Info: The temperature of the coldest weather in Kazakhstan falls to -6.4℃, so, keep a thorough check of the weather before visiting Kazakhstan.
Peak months to visit Almaty Almaty's weather in June
Almaty's temperature in the month of June is 25℃. The weather is really favorable and the surroundings are covered with varied contrasts of leaves and flowers. Maximum tourists visit during this time and explore the marvels of nature and its beauty.
Almaty's weather in November
Almaty's temperature in the month of November is 5℃ and the weather is cool and breezy. During this month, the autumn season ends and the winter starts. All trees shed their leaves and days get shorter. Mornings are foggy and at noon the temperature is warm and pleasant.
Almaty's weather in December
December in Kazakhstan is the ultimate time for winter lovers. Almaty's temperature in December is 2.3℃ with snowfall in the higher areas. Frolic in the snow and share laughter with your loved ones.
Visit Kazakhstan with Family
Baiterek Tower, iconic viewing towers and a landmark monument, perfect tourist spot in Kazakhstan to visit with family.
Kok Tobe, mountain recreation area with a cable car ride.
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, an entertainment complex with cafes and parks, the perfect spot for a family visit.
Park 28 Panfilovtsev, city park honoring WWII soldiers.
Visit Kazakhstan as a Couple
Big Almaty Lake, an alpine lake in national, get surrounded by nature with your partner and admire the magnificence.
Medeo, an open-air ice arena in high mountain.
Kaindy, amazing area with natural beauty and amazing campsites.
Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve, Central Asia's oldest nature reserve.
Visit Kazakhstan with Friends
Shymbulak, charming ski resort to visit with friends in Kazakhstan and slide on the mountain trails.
Altyn Emel National Park, a national park with thrilling activities to take part in.
Katun Nature Reserve, a nature reserve with trekking trails and amazing flora and fauna, wilderness at its best.
Pavlodarskiy Oblastnoy Khudozhestvennyy, a museum with Kazakhstani art and craft.
Visit Kazakhstan with Kids
National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the famous tourist spot exhibits age-old glory and rich history of Kazakhstan.
Family Park, a water park for kids with amazing and fun rides.
Almaty Zoo, one of the longest-running zoos with birds, reptiles, and animals.
Lake Issyk, scenic lake for boating, fishing, swimming. A place with an amazing view and natural magnificence.
What to Buy?
Bal-Bala (toy for kids)
Premium dish sets
Study table accessories
Royal design pens
Honey from a camel's thorn, Shymkent
Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan snack)
Kazakhstani black caviar
leather products (jackets)
Wood products (wall hangings)
Kazakhstan's food recipe book
Altyn Emel National Park
It is one of the most famous national parks and the best place to visit in Kazakhstan. The park was created in 1996 and it covers about 4600 square kilometers. The natural beauty and the rawness of this tourist spot are exceptionally awe-inspiring. Timing: 24 hours Price: 2.56 USD, both for foreigners and Kazakhs.
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan
The museum has a major prominence in the list of Kazakhstan's tourist places. It is the largest museum in Almaty and one of the largest museums in Central Asia with an area of 17,557 square meters. There are more than 200,000 artifacts of material and spiritual culture. Timing: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week. Price: 0.25 USD
Park 28 Panfilovtsev
The park is a memorial site dedicated to Panfilov heroes (the 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit). It is one of Kazakhstan's top tourist attractions. Even a movie is made in the memory of those brave soldiers who died while defending Moscow from the German invasion during the Great Patriotic War. Timing: 24 hours Price: NA
A. Kasteev Art Museum
The art museum is the largest art museum in Kazakhstan with a total area of 0.7 hectares. This place is renowned as one of the top Kazakhstan attractions. The collection of famous artworks exceeds more than 23,000 creations. It is a perfect tourist attraction for art lovers. Sight and admire the amazing work of old and new artists. Timing: 10 am to 6 pm every day, Sunday and Monday closed Price: 1.25 USD (adults) and 0.50 USD (for art Students)
Kazakhstan National Museum
The museum is Astana's top tourist attraction, famous for its amazing collections related to the history of Kazakhstan. It is one of the famous places to visit in Kazakhstan and it is made with the unique combination of blue glass and white marbles. It is one of the best places to explore with the family in Kazakhstan to spend a perfect holiday. Timing: 10 am to 7 pm every day, Monday closed Price: 0.75 USD
Other Popular Places to Visit in Kazakhstan
Big Almaty Lake
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation
St Nicholas Cathedral
Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima....and many more
Most Popular Regions to Visit in Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Almaty is the former capital city of Kazakhstan and a major tourist spot. The city is famous for its modern lifestyle and developed surroundings. Almaty's weather is mostly favorable. The ultimate thing to do in Almaty is to explore its commercial environment and natural beauty. Places to visit in Almaty: Big Almaty Lake, Medeo, Shymbulak, and many places.
Astana (now Nur-Sultan), Kazakhstan
Astana now named Nur-Sultan is the capital city of Kazakhstan. Astana's weather/ Nur-Sultan's weather is slightly humid during the summer months, but spring and autumn months are the best time to explore the city. Astana's temperature is favorable in both the months as the cold breeze blows during this time. The major thing to do in Astana or Nur-Sultan is to sight the government buildings.
Places to visit in Astana/ Nur-Sultan: Baiterek Tower, Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, and many places.
Atyrau is the capital of the Atyrau region and the city is renowned for its natural and concrete surroundings. Atyrau's weather is humid at the time of summer and winters are very cold. The best thing to do in Atyrau is to visit famous mosques and museums.
Places to visit in Atyrau: Imangali Mosque, Isatay and Makhambet Square, Atyrau National History Museum, and many places.
The city is located on the Eastern coast of the Caspian Sea and is one of the major beach destinations of Kazakhstan. Akatu's weather is not very hot during summers, the reason is that it is situated on the coastline of Kazakhstan. The best thing to do in Aktau is to discover its beautiful sunset views and seashores. Places to visit in Aktau: Skal'naya Tropa, Mangistau Etnographic, Kurmangazy Monument, and many places.
Shymkent is one of the most beautiful cities of Kazakhstan, it is surrounded by snow-capped mountain trails and lush green spaces. Shymkent's weather is cold around the wintertime and the place gets covered with snow all around.
Places to visit in Shymkent: Shymkent Zoo, Dendropark, Abay Park, and many places.
Karaganda is 4th most populated city in Kazakhstan and the city caters to many amazing sights of the natural surroundings. Karaganda's weather is favorable around the year. It is a center of attraction for many local and international visitors, in fact, Karaganda's temperature does not exceed more than 30℃ during summers.
Places to visit in Karaganda: Kazybek bi, EcoMuseum, Kazakhstan Independence Stele, and many places.
Aktobe is the administrative center of the Aktobe Region. Aktobe's weather is favorable all year round with less humidity and extreme weather conditions. The major thing to do in Aktobe is to roam and discover its amazing history.
Places to visit in Aktobe: Nurgasyr Regional Central Mosque, Tsentral'nyy Park Kul'tury I Otdykha Imeni, Yurta Park, and many places.
Pavlodar is the capital of the Pavlodar Region. Pavlodar's weather is moderate all time of the year and the cool breeze is experienced during evening time. The best thing to do here is to explore its lush green forests, parks, and gardens. Places to visit in Pavlodar: Mechet' Imeni Mashkhur Zhusupa, Zelenaya Roshcha, Ertis Forest, and many places.
Semey is in the Eastern part of Kazakhstan. Semey's weather is slightly humid as compared to the other cities of Kazakhstan. The best thing to do in Semey is to explore its art galleries and museums. Places to visit in Semey: Abai Museum, Central Park, Kazelectromash, and many places.
Kostanay is the administrative center of the Kostanay Region. The city is best known as one of the prominent centers of Kazakhstan. Kostanay's weather is quite moderate throughout the year. Many mosques and historical sites are located here. Places to visit in Kostanaly: Maral Ishan Mosque, Victory Park, Laguna, and many places.
Oskemen, also known as Ust-Kamenogorsk, is in the East Kazakhstan Region. Oskemen's weather is humid during summers and winter is pleasant here. The place is filled with many amazing sights for tourists and visitors. Places to visit in Oskemen: Vko Arkhitekturno-Etnograficheskiy I Prirodno-Landshaftnyy Muzey-Zapovednik, Vostochno-Kazakhstanskiy "Muzey Iskusstv", Zhastar park, and many places.
Turkestan is a historical region of Kazakhstan. Turkestan tourism is prominent in the country and it is a major spot to discover the ancient, historical, antique monuments, and buildings. The city is one of the major tourist sites in Kazakhstan. Places to visit in Turkestan: Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Gaukhar Ana Mavzoley, Abzal Zhanbossynov, and many places.
If you can make timeâ¦... More Places to Visit in Kazakhstan
Esik, Kazakhstan....and many other cities, towns, and villages
This festival is one of Kazakhstan's top attractions and it is a national holiday. Military parades and many events take place to memorialize the Soviet Union triumph over Germany in the Second World War. Location: Kazakhstan Date: 9th May
St. Valentine's day
14th Feb is renowned worldwide as Valentine's day and it is also celebrated in Kazakhstan. The events take place in commercial cities due to much of the population with a modern mindset. It is not spotted in the rural or local areas. Lovers exchange flowers, chocolates, and go on dates. Many music and dance festivals also take place around the corner. Location: Almaty and Astana Date: 14th Feb
It is a two-day long festival and it is celebrated at the time of spring months. This festival is a renowned all-over in Central Asia. Nauruz can also be acknowledged as the welcome festival for spring where people sing and dance together. Location: Almaty and Astana Date: March
Uraza or Ramadan
Kazakhstan is a Muslim dominating country and Ramadan is one of the major festivals celebrated in Islam. Everyone fasts and feasts with their loved ones. They pray for the wellbeing of their loved ones and thank them for the love gifted to them. Location: Kazakhstan Date: April to May
Russian Orthodox Easter
This festival is a major part of Kazakhstan's culture and traditions. It is the most famous festival, celebrated across the country in all the major places. People gather in the churches, light candles, and pray for good health and prosperity of their loved ones. Location: Kazakhstan Date: April
Kazakhstan visa requirements have become much less complicated over the years. To travel to Kazakhstan, your passport should be valid for at least three months at the time of entry.
Visa requirements for Kazakhstan citizens: Kazakhstani citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 75 countries and territories, ranking the Kazakhstani passport 69th in terms of travel freedom.
Kazakhstan Visa Policy
Pre-arranged Visa on arrival or Pre-arranged visa for a stay of up to 1 month can be obtained on arrival for nationals arriving from any country without a Kazakh diplomatic mission. The nationals arriving must hold an invitation letter and obtain an approval from the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kazakhstan Visa Fee: The fee is approximately US$80.
Entry Visa types
Kazakhstan tourist visa
Kazakhstan Transit Visa
Kazakhstan business visa
Kazakhstan investor visa
Kazakhstan work visa....and much more
Availability of Kazakh Visa for Different Nationals
Availability of Kazakhstan Visa For Indians/ Indian Passport Holders: Indian passport holder can enjoy a visa-free stopover in Kazakhstan for 72 hours if they travel by the Air Astana.
Availability of Kazakhstan Visa For Pakistani/ Pakistan Passport Holder: 90 days (e-visa)
Availability of Kazakhstan Visa For Filipino/ Philippine Passport Holder: Visa-Free (30 days)
Availability of Kazakhstan Visa For Egyptian/ Egypt Passport Holder: Contact Embassy (Kazakhstan Embassy in Egypt) for the Information.
Availability of Kazakhstan visa for Saudi/ Saudi Arabia passport holder: Visa-Free 30 days
Availability of Different International Visa for Kazakhstani/ Kazakhstan Passport Holders
Availability of UK visa for Kazakhstan citizens: Visa required (Contact nearest UK Embassy in Kazakhstan for more info).
Availability of UAE visa for Kazakhstan citizens: Visa-free (30 days)
Kazakhstan Visa Requirement
Holding a passport from an eligible country with at least 2 blank pages.
The passport should expire no earlier than 3 months from the expiry date of the online visa.
Holding a Kazakh invitation number.
Info: **Visitors planning to visit Kazakhstan can apply for a Kazakhstan visa online. All they must do is fill Kazakhstan's visa application form with a proper and complete data required.
Travel Kazakhstan Visa-Free List of Countries that can travel visa-free to Kazakhstan: Visa-Free Entry (90 Days)
Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan
Visa-Free Entry (30 days)
Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Turkey, UAE, European Union citizens, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City, Vietnam, and South Korea.
Visa-Free Entry (14 days)
Hong Kong (China)
The 72-hour transit visa-free regime is open till 31 December 2020 for the citizens of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India, transiting through the international airports of Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Aktau, Shymkent, Karaganda and Taraz to a third country or returning from a third country.
Get more information on 'How to get a visa to Kazakhstan' through the Official website of Kazakhstan's Embassy or contact the Consulate of Kazakhstan.
**Please note that the information is subject to change. For the latest information and updates, please contact your embassy.
Taxi and car renting facilities are more accessible in the developed cities. The availability is not very frequent, riders might have to wait for more than 30 min to grab a ride. Prices differ as per the distance, daytime, and vehicle brand. The average price to rent a car or book a taxi per day is 70 USD or 30 USD approximately.
Ride A Bus/ Mini-Bus
The bus services are good in Kazakhstan. There are bus stops in almost every city and town. Passengers might have to wait for 15 to 20 min to grab a bus ride to their desired destination. There are special seats available for senior citizens and women. It is a perfect means of transportation for budget traveling. The average bus ticket cost in Kazakhstan is USD 10 TO USD 14 approximately.
The train services in Kazakhstan are comfortable and they also take you to your desired destination in the most reliable manner. If there is a delay in the service, you are notified beforehand, and the ticket is also affordable. The average price of the train tickets in Kazakhstan is USD 20 approximately.
It is the fastest means of transportation in Kazakhstan to move from one place to another. The flight ticket can be costlier, but the ride is comfortable, and the services are of top quality. The average flight ticket prize of Kazakhstan is 85 USD approximately.
It is the most preferred means of transportation for solo travelers. However, the bike renting shops are not very easily available, you can only locate them in the big and commercial cities. It is mandatory to carry an international driving license to get a bike on rent. The average bike renting price on per day basis is USD 15 approximately.
Via Road Route
Kazakhstan borders five countries and that makes it a perfect place to enter via road route. The visitors are required to get permission before entry. It is recommended to get in-depth information about border taxes.
Via Water Route
Kazakhstan shares a maritime border with Azerbaijan, and it can be easily reached via the water route. The ferry prices differ and have fixed times of departure and arrival. The prices might be slightly higher since it is not the most preferred means of transportation to enter or reach Kazakhstan.
Via Air Route
The air route is most preferred by tourists to visit Kazakhstan. The time taken by flight is the least and you can reach the country comfortably. The services provided by flights are of high quality and flights also have strict rules for safer travels.
Make sure to carry local currency or Kazakhstan's currency, Kazakhstani tenge to avoid difficulties while shopping.
You can easily exchange Euros or American Dollars in many banks and offices across the country.
Wear swimwear only in the areas of Kazakhstan's beaches, not outside the beach area.
Kazakhstan is affordable with the average cost per person not exceeding USD 20.
Bribing is an offensive crime in Kazakhstan.
Every town and city are well connected through the local transportation system.
Get proper knowledge of Kazakhstan's traffic rules. If you violate any rule, you might be penalized.
Do explore Almaty tourism, it is the commercial hub and the happening town of Kazakhstan.
Do not disrespect Kazakhstan's cultures and customs, maintain a decent sense of humor, do not pass comments. Some Muslim dominated regions might find it very offensive.
Make sure to explore Kazakhstan's tourist spots, like museums, art centers, nature reserves, they are its true treasures.
Taste Kazakhstan's cultural food and drinks. Every region has its specialty, so try it all.
Keep your pronunciation tab always open while traveling as it might be hard to hard to pronounce several names of the places.
Hop on several nature reserves as Kazakhstan is renowned for its scenic mountains and appealing natural beauty.
Pack weather favorable clothes.
Make use of public charging spots in case of emergencies.
The place is a paradise for meat lovers.
Do not reveal the location of your accommodation to strangers.
Tipping is common at restaurants.
Signing for travel insurance is highly recommended.
Do not indulge in any sort of photography in the prohibited areas.
It is recommended to hook onto the Wi-Fi as much as possible for better connectivity.
Make sure to buy the handmade home decors and souvenirs in its famous local markets.
Do not eat in open stalls, eat from hygienic and well-maintained restaurants and eating outlets.
Do not go out alone at night, better stay inside after dark. Almaty and Nur Sultan are safe at night to travel.
The nightlife of Kazakhstan is not very happening, you might get in trouble if you encounter any drunkard.
Use Yandex Taxi if you need to get around after dark.
Trekking on the off-beaten tracks can be risky, so make sure that the routes are safe and sound to avoid mishappenings.
Before venturing the mountainous area, make sure to layer up as the temperature is cold. If you face any problem due to less oxygen, call for the nearest help.
Signal issues can occur in many areas, so use a compass for directions. Depending only on GPS can be problematic as internet services are a bit lacking in rural areas.
Smoking and drinking are not acceptable in public areas like many other countries.
Kazakhstan is a Muslim dominating country and the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam, so it is not available easily in the local markets. It is recommended to not ask for it in such areas as well.
Keep your luggage and bags safe to avoid any mishappening.
Be aware of the bar scams.
Do install the translation app of the Kazakh language.
Do not reveal your address or room number to any stranger.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
Do keep your visa and passport in your bag before heading out.
Obtain a valid tourist driving license before renting a car.
Do not click pictures of the restricted areas.
Always keep the emergency numbers of Kazakhstan (general emergency number-112) on speed dial.
Never violate any rules and regulations in Kazakhstan to avoid heavy penalties.
Give respect to others and do not speak ill of anyone.
Park vehicles in the legit parking places only.
Water in open areas of Kazakhstan is not drinkable, so always drink bottled water.
Stay safe and infection-free during extreme weather to avoid diseases.
The rural areas of Kazakhstan are not very fit for traveling as water and food might not suit tourists, so stay safe and healthy.
When infected with any disease, rush immediately to the hospital to get treated.
Must carry a first aid.
Do take mosquito repellents to avoid mosquito-borne diseases.
Get a vaccination for:
Get medical insurance before traveling to Kazakhstan.
Obtain an eye-cooling drop to protect the eyes from being strained.
Always keep some essentials like: -
Carry your medications for a considerable period.
Do keep valid prescriptions in case of emergencies.
Do carry painkillers and pain relief sprays.
WHAT TO PACK?
Tank tops and t-shirts
Sweaters and heavy woolens (if traveling in winters)
Warm jacket (for cool evenings)
bathing suits or swimwear (if visiting the beach areas)
Cap and scarf
Shorts or a skirt
Pair of gloves
Pair of goggles
Battery charger and power bank
Camera with extra batteries
A light jacket or pullovers
Waterproof jackets or umbrella
Passport and Visa
Printed travel documents and tickets
Sport shoes or hiking shoes
Small backpack to carry essentials
DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE
Women can avoid wearing short clothes like above knee skirts and shorts.
It is highly recommended to dress decently before paying your visit to any religious or crowded place.
Speaking rudely and high pitched with your elders is considered ill-mannered in Kazakhstan.
Dress as per the weather conditions, winters and summers can be extreme, so pack accordingly.
In Almaty, the dress rules are not very strict, so feel free to dress as per your convenience.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR KAZAKHSTAN Russia (2,822 km)
It is a transcontinental country and the bordering country of Kazakhstan. This country is famous for its scholars, artists, history, and culture all over the world. Russian literature is very influential and has a unique concept behind it. The Russian cuisines are exceptionally tasty.
It is a country full of archeological ruins. The country is famous for its history and amazing assemblage of natural magnificence. Turk food culture is extremely delectable. The grand monuments appreciate the rich antiquity of this European gem.
Uzbekistan (664 km)
The central Asian country is best known for its mosques, mausoleums, and local markets in every town and city. The ancient trading routes gave it a new identity and made it a landmark of Islamic architecture.
Kyrgyzstan (987 km)
It is a landlocked country in Central Asia best known for its mountain trails and other natural magnificence. The astounding environs are truly magical. The country has one of the largest Alpine lakes that is a treat to the eyes of all nature enthusiasts.
China (3553 km)
China is a new revolution in the business sector of mobiles and gadgets. Chinese products are largely used all over Asia and many parts of the world. The country is best known for its world's longest wall and the traditional and ancient sites.
Distance Between Places of Importance in And around Kazakhstan
Almaty to Astana: 1,229.7 km
Almaty to Nur Sultan: 969 km
Almaty to Beijing: 3273 km
Almaty to Moscow: 3,907.5 km
Almaty to Ashgabat: 2,131.6 km....and many places
Kazakhstan ranks the 9th largest country in the world.
Kazakhstan is the richest country in Central Asia.
Kazakhstan is the largest producer of black gold (oil) in the whole world.
Kazakhstan is a Persian name that translates to the land of the wanderers.
The people who live in Kazakhstan represent more than 120 nationalities.
The first horse riders in the world were ancient Kazakhs.
Horsemeat is very essential to Kazakh people. In fact, the Kazakh athletes begged the International Olympic Committee to be able to bring it to the 2012 Games in London.
Prostitution is semi-legal in Kazakhstan.
The traditional nomad home of the Kazakhs is known as a yurta (a tent house).
Kazakh men usually do not shake hands with their female colleagues.
Kazakhs believe that whistling a song inside a building will make you poor for the rest of your life.
Kazakhs officially celebrate three New Year holidays.
Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country.
There are more than 20,000 ancient monuments in Kazakhstan due to its rich history.
Kazakhstan's traditional drink kumis is also referred to as 'milk champagne'.
As per the archeological excavations, Kazakhstan is the homeland of the Amazons, the brave tribe of female warriors.
Kazakhs serve different parts of meats as a symbol, kids in Kazakh are served ear, so that they can listen better.
Out of the 110 elements from Mendeleev's table of chemical elements, 99 have been detected in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan has an unofficial taxi system. People negotiate on the street; cars stop and discuss the price as they go ahead
Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan is one of the largest lakes in the world.
The Kazakh word for "dog" is pronounced "eat."
Kazakhstan has the main launch site for Soviet and Russian space exploration, the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is the world's only launch site for human space flight (except China).
The distance between 2 opposite ends of Kazakhstan is almost like the distance of London to Turkmenistan.
Kazakhstan is located both in Europe and Asia.
One popular Kazakh game is called kokpar, literally "grabbing the dead goat".
Kazakhstan's Tengiz oil field is one of the largest in the world at 12 miles (19 km) wide and 13 miles (21 km) long, covering 970 square miles (2,500 sq km).
Since independence, Kazakhstan has had only 1 president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Kazakhs are considered the descendants of Mongolians.
Kazakhstan's national dish is Beshbarmak, which literally means "five fingers".
It is believed that the first apple trees grown in the world were in Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan.
The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water in the world and it borders Kazakhstan.
One of the unusual Kazakhastan cultural facts and wedding traditions is 'bride-napping', The groom-to-be hires friends or relatives to bring the bride, with or without her consent.
Snow leopards still live in the Northern mountains of Kazakhstan.
Numerous lizard species are found in Kazakh deserts.
The United States was the first nation to recognize Kazakhstan as a sovereign state
Each year in the traditional Kazakh calendar is named after an animal
Kazakh is a Turkic language that contains many words from Russian and Arabic, as well as Mongol, Persian, and other Turkic languages.
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