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Nukus is the 6th biggest city in Uzbekistan. This city is also the capital of Karakalpakstan Republic, which is an autonomous region in the country. You can spend a day or two here because based on the standards of Uzbeks, the town is fairly dilapidated due to environmental concerns. There is a river passing through the western portion of the town called Amu Darya. The development of Nukus as a modern city during the times of the Soviet Union, but after the collapse, the town suffers problems environmentally from the contamination in the nearby Aral Sea.
As a foreign tourist here, you can enter the city through the Nukus Airport that mainly serves domestic flights. Your main point of entry can be the Tashkent International Airport or in the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. There are some cheap flights to Nukus via these routes. By plane, you can have a good view of the Kyzyl Kum desert. If you do not want to travel by plane from Tashkent to Nukus, you can take the train; but the train only provides services to Nukus Station twice a week. If you want to get around, you can hire taxi. They are pretty cheap, however, most of the attractions here in Nukus can be reached by foot. You can walk around to explore the town.
You can include in your itinerary a visit to the Nukus Museum of Art, Igor Savitzky Collection Gallery. The Savitzky gallery offers works from several thousands of dissenting artists hailing from the defunct Soviet Union. If you have seen “The Desert of the Forbidden Art”, which is a documentary, this film is about the history and collections here. You can also visit the Karakalpak State Museum. You can visit Moynoq, a small fishing town in the dying Aral Sea.
There are quite a number of good hotels in Nukus that can give you a comfortable sleep at night and comes with good amenities. You have the Hotel Tashkent, Nukus Hotel and Jipek Jolly Hotel. The average rates per night range from $10 to $30. You can use online booking sites in looking for cheap flights to Nukus. You can also use these websites in booking and making reservations ahead of time to save time and money.