A new tourist route will appear in Udmurtia. “Great Dumpling Way” will guide you through the attractions of Udmurtia connected with dumplings, including Kez, Debesy, Igra, Godekshur, Yakshur-Bodya and Izhevsk.
Each stop on this way keeps its own secret and is ready to disclose it to an attentive traveler. “The trend of recent years says that tours abroad are no surprise now, and ethno-tourism becomes increasingly popular against this background. No wonder it is called an open-plan museum. It is believed that the national identity, the real story of peoples and their traditions are preserved only in those places that are actually “untouched by time”: towns, villages and settlements. Now add gastronomy with its delicious stories and secrets passed from generation to generation - and we will get gastronomic ethno-tourism to the birthplace of the most enigmatic and mysterious people – Udmurts” - the organizers of the “World Dumpling Day” festival state.
The Republic of Udmurtia is a legal entity that is an integral part of the Russian Federation located between two branches of one of the oldest and largest rivers in Europe - Kama and its right tributary Vyatka. The city of Izhevsk is an administrative, industrial and cultural center of the region. Geographically, it is located not far from Moscow and important industrial center of the Ural region. The city has a well-developed transport system (a railway junction, an airport operating both international and domestic flights, motor roads, etc.) 40km to the south of Izhevsk there is a river port Sarapul that has an outlet to the Baltic and Black Seas. In the west and north the Udmurt Republic borders with Kirov Region, in the east –with Perm Region, in the south – with Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. The climate of the region is temperate continental with cold winters and rather warm summers. Average temperatures in January range from -15C in the North to -14 C in the South, in July -from 17 C to 19C.
How to get there and away
Izhevsk airport operates flights to/from Moscow (Domodedovo airport, 2 hours, daily), St. Petersburg (Pulkovo airport, 3-4 hours, once a week), Anapa (3 hours, once a week), Yekaterinburg (1-2 hours, three times a week), Krasnodar (6 hours, once a week), Nizhnevartovsk (5 hours, once a week), Samara (1-2 hours, once a week), Sochi (3 hours, twice a week), and Surgut (5 hours, twice a week).
There are daily trains to/from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tumen, Novorossiysk, Adler, Ufa, Votkinsk, and Kazan.
Izhevsk is located about 1000 kilometers to the northeast of Moscow. Automobile communication with Moscow is operated through the main highway #7 -"Moscow - Kazan" with further movement along local highway "Kazan - Izhevsk".
Author: Anna Dorozhkina