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Makhachkala (Russian: Махачкала́ muh-khuhch-kuh-LAH) is the capital city of Dagestan and the largest city in the North Caucasus.

Overview of Makhachkala

Get in[edit]

Domestic flights at Makhachkala's Airport.

Fly Dubai operates international flights to and from Makhachkala.

A daily train service from Moscow is available, taking two nights. Long-distance connections with Kiev, Novosibirsk and Saint Petersburg among others are 1-2 times each week. All trains heading to and from Baku also calls here. Mimibuses or Mashrutkas run from Minute bus station Grozny for 250 Rubles one way.

Get around[edit]

Bus, Mashrutkas and trolleybuses are standard mode of public transport in the city. Taxis are also widely available.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Anzhi Makhachkala - the local football club.
  • Beach - Makhachkala beach is one of the most lively and beautiful beaches on the Caspian sea
  • Bazar - Makhachkala Bazar worth to visit. You can find souvenirs for low prices and besides see the people's daily life
  • Grand Mosque of Makhachkala

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Swim in Makhachkala resort - or simply enjoy the beautiful beach
  • Paragliding - is also fun. Due to wind on beach you can have a lot of fun.
  • Fishing at Caspian sea

Buy[edit][add listing]

Anzhi Makhachkala football club's jursey etc. Dagestan's traditional dress and many more come Makhachkala go places you will have fun.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Khinkal - A very traditional Dagestan food. Though you can find different variants in other places in Caucasus, in Dagestan Khinkals are made in a special way, and taste completely different
  • Shashlik - Shashlik is especial style of BBQ common in all areas Iranian cultural hemisphere, including Dagestan. Though Dagestani Shashlik has a lot of things which are not common in other areas.
  • Baikhan - offers traditional Dagestani and Caucasian food.
  • Pirosmani - best Georgian restaurant in town located close to the Makhachkala beach.

Eat at KFC etc. Famous shaverma of Makhachkala. Many many types of breads, pizzas, burgers, meat, chicken and many more.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Despite the prevalence of Muslims in the region, alcohol remains easy to find. Bottle water can be bought anywhere; avoid the tap.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Get out[edit]

Uytash Airport between Makhachkala and Kaspijsk. Catch the local bus to Derbent, one of the most impressive cities in the world.

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