Best Tourist Places to Visit in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Asia

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Asia

Karaganda is sited on the Asian continent in northwest region of the country, Kazakhstan in the Province, Karagandy. The city, Karaganda is the capital of the province is a major industrial city. Karaganda city is situated at a distance of 218 km from the capital city, Astana. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 49050’00” N and 73010’0” E. The place is 274 meters above sea level.


Climate in Karaganda:

During summer season the average temperature is 400C and in winter temperature drops to -430C.


History of Karaganda:

‘Karaganda’ name is derived from the word ‘Caragana’ which is a kind of bush grown all over the region.  During the Soviet rule, coal resources were discovered in most parts of Karaganda. The Soviets and the Russians exploited these vast resources. In this process the entire population in the town was made to evacuate the region and move toward the south. After the end of the Soviet rule in the year 1997, Karaganda became part of the country, Kazakhstan. From then on Karaganda began to develop in all spheres.


People, Shopping & Culture of Karaganda:  

Karaganda has different communities such as Kazakhs, Russians and Germans residing in and around the city and languages spoken by the people of Karaganda are Kazakh and Russian.

Absal Shopping Mall and Karaganda City Mall in Karaganda city are the two well known shopping Malls. Apart from these shopping Malls there are shopping areas where one can buy products at reasonable price.


Tourist Places in Karaganda:

Miners Palace of Culture:

Miners Palace of Culture is landmark of the city and the construction of palace was started in the year 1940 and completed in the year 1952. Palace is visited by number of locals during the public holidays.


Karagandy Zoo:

Karagandy Zoo is located in the city which covers 107.5 acres of land and one of the biggest and oldest zoological zoos in Kazakhstan.


Karaganda State University:

Karaganda State University is located at the distance of 9 kms from city center which was established in the year 1972 and one of the oldest universities in Kazakhstan.


Other places to visit in and around the Karaganda:

  • Aquapark
  • Eternal Fire Monument
  • Kazakhmys
  • Kgf City Center
  • Music Theater
  • World of Fantasy Park
  • Air Astana Representative Office


Means of Commutation to Karaganda:

Karaganda is served by Karaganda Railway Station located at the distance of 10 kms from the city which connects to various cities and towns in Kazakhstan. There are cross-border trains commuting passengers to places within Russia.

Karaganda is well connected by air to few places within Kazakhstan. The Sary-Arka Airport which is at a distance of 20km from the city caters to flights arriving and departing to and from places such as Osekmen, Almaty within Kazakhstan and to places within the country Russia.

Karaganda is well connected through roadways and intercity buses and taxi operates in the city and buses also ply to neighboring province as well.


Accommodation Options at Karaganda:

Hotels provide all modern facilities and services for the tourists taking accommodation facilities in Karaganda. Tourists visiting Karaganda are advised to book the hotels well in advance during peak seasons prior to visiting the place so that they can find a suitable accommodation of their choice, requirements and as per their budget and hotels in Karaganda cost from $ 15 to $ 300 and above per day. List of hotels located in Karaganda are:

  • Cosmonaut Hotel
  • Ar Nuvo Hotel
  • Dostar Alem Hotel
  • Merey Hotel
  • Hotel Shanyrak
  • Olympia Hotel
  • Zere Hotel
  • Chayka Hotel
  • Arnuvo Hotel
  • Hotel Sozvezdie

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