|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$160.00|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.00|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$7.74|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$12.00|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$1.50|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.49|
Karaganda in Kazakhstan is the Karagandy Province’s capital. Karagandy is the country’s biggest province. The city rests on a significant coal-rich area in the country. Karaganda is also found in the scenic wilderness midst Central Asia’s steppe region. Being picturesque, the city regularly receives visitors via cheap flights to Karaganda. Add to its scenic tourist spots is the fact that the city also happens to be an industrial hub in the region. Business travelers are among the city’s frequent and regular guests.
Karaganda is divided into the two areas of New Town and Old Town. These two bear interesting touristy contrasts. The city’s New Town is its business center with many huge commercial edifices and cultural structures such as the Miners' Palace of Culture. The area also boasts of wide avenues and gorgeous parks. The Old Town holds a slew of old mining villages that are equally picturesque. Karaganda is also proud of its many botanical gardens, theaters, museums, and water parks. The city has a lot of charming squares with exquisite fountains. There are also beautiful and grand domed mosques and stunning murals. Everything in Karaganda looks pretty and colorful, even its train station.
Karaganda has basically been developed as an industrial city. Hence, hotels in Karaganda have sprung up over the past few years. The city’s humid continental climate has proven to be manageable to the city’s many travelers and visitors. People continue to flock in during both the city’s very cold winters and warm summers. One of the main attractions at which visitors marvel is the Karagandy Zoo in the Kazybek Bi District. The zoo measures an expansive 44 square hectares. This is one of the oldest and biggest zoological parks in the entire country of Kazakhstan.
Tourists and business travelers land mostly via cheap flights to Karaganda at the famous Sary-Arka Airport that is found 20 kilometers to the south of Karaganda. The city has been known as a charming place where locals are always smiling and gracious. Indeed, Karaganda has been perfectly molded to receive business travelers and tourists alike, making it one of the most frequently visited countries in Central Asia.