Lying in the far west of the country, Tajikistan’s capital city of Dushanbe sits in the shadow of snow-capped mountains, at the confluence of the Varzob and Kofar Nihon Rivers. Named after the Tajik word for ‘Monday’ due to the bustling weekly market, this prosperous and elegant city is home to verdant parks, fascinating museums, vibrant bazaars and a thriving café culture.

A relaxed city of wide boulevards, botanical gardens and Soviet-era architecture, Dushanbe is a pleasant place to begin a journey across Tajikistan. Cafes line the streets and shiny new buildings are cropping up across the city skyline, taking this former Soviet stronghold (formerly known as ‘Stalinabad’) firmly into a new, modern age. The centrally located Dusti Square is presided over by a gilded statue of Ismail Somoni, founder of the Tajik state, and the National Museum of Antiquities houses an impressive collection of ancient archaeological artefacts, providing a fascinating insight into Tajikistan’s thousands of years of history.

Less More

Holiday Ideas

We’ve found 4 holiday ideas for you

What would you like to do?
Where would you like to go?
When are you free?
WHAT: Anything
WHERE: Anywhere
WHEN: Anytime
There are no holidays

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and holiday inspiration

Call us and speak to a destination specialist

We’ll handcraft a quote around what you want

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

To start planning your holiday to Tajikistan

It looks like you are in the USA

Would you like to: