Hello! Namaste! Welcome to Almaty!
Inbound tourism from India to Kazakhstan has been developing rapidly since 2015. Direct flights from Delhi to Almaty operated by national carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan Air Astana makes travel fast and smooth. Moreover, availability of good hotels, dozens of Indian restaurants where authentic meals are served, well developed urban infrastructure, superb nightlife and European style of the nation attracts more and more tourists from India to Kazakhstan.
Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi visited Almaty back in 2015 personally in order to develop Indian-Kazakh relations more deeply. As a result of his official trip, many important documents were signed. So tourism traffic from India became even more voluminous.
As of January 2023, in Almaty there are 5+ Indian restaurants where mainly North Indian food is served. Altho South Indian food items such as dosa are also available. Jain food is served upon request as well. As for veg and non-veg food, they are served by default. On top of that, the restaurant managers are used to Indian clients. They understand them from the first words spoken. Besides cuisine, there are many superb night clubs. Since Indians are highly into night life, the clubs play Indian music upon request. It is a minor issue. They are used to that.
Such hotel chains as Ritz Carlton, Hilton, InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Rixos, Mercure, etc have their branches. Quality of service at their facilities are up to international and national standards. As a rule, the Indians are highly satisfied with Almaty hotels.
As for the local people, they have nothing against the Indians. We the residents of Almaty are friendly towards the Indians. Back in Soviet times, Raj Kapur, Mithun Chakraborty movies produced by Bollywood were very popular. So the locals have some idea about Indian music and culture. We are familiar with such songs as "Avara hun", "Aja, Jimmy, aja", etc. Come and rock Almaty with Bollywood music!
Back in 2015 we started our involvement into inbound tourism from India. We worked as guides, as interpreters, as drivers and as tour operators. As of January 2023 we have served more than 2500 tourists from different parts of India. Mainly, tourists have come from Delhi and Mumbai. Altho other big cities are active as well. Plus they are developing rapidly. Let them do so!!!
Bhailok, chalo! Welcome to Almaty.
There are different packages available to the tourists coming from or through Delhi. A tourist may choose any option depending on his/her budget and liking. Since Almaty is only 3.5 hours away from Delhi by air, then Almaty can compete with such famous destinations as Bangkok, Dubai, etc. to attract Indian guests. Why not? The city has everything to interest any traveler.
India is a big and a rapidly developing nation. No wonder that Indians prefer international travels. For that Almaty is here to interest Indians to explore Central Asia and Kazakhstan in particular. Almaty is the biggest city and transport hub of Kazakhstan well connected to the rest of the world. Since domestic travel within India is more or less affordable and comfortable, then Almaty is the gate to Kazakhstan for travellers from India flying from Delhi. Many travel agents sell packages online or offline all across India. From 2022 Indian nationals can enter Kazakhstan without any visa for 14 days, so one can travel carefree and just enjoy life! 2023jan06