Kharkiv Tourism

Kharkiv (Ukrainian: Харків, pronounced [ˈxɑrkiu̯]), is the second-largest city in Ukraine. Located in the north-east of the country, it is the largest city of the Slobozhanshchyna historical region. The city has a population of about 1.5 million people. Kharkiv is the administrative centre of Kharkiv Oblast and of the surrounding Kharkiv district. The city was founded in 1654 and after a humble beginning as a small fortress grew to be a major centre of Ukrainian industry, trade and culture within the Russian Empire. Kharkiv was the first capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic December 1917 - January 1935, after which the capital relocated to Kiev. Presently, Kharkiv operates as a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre of Ukraine, with 60 scientific institutes, 30 higher education universities and institutions, 6 museums, 7 theatres and 80 libraries. Its industry specializes primarily in machinery and in electronics. There are hundreds of industrial companies in the city, including the Morozov Design Bureau and the Malyshev Tank Factory (leaders in world tank production from the 1930s to the 1980s); Khartron (aerospace and nuclear power plants automation electronics); the Turboatom (turbines for the hydro-, thermal- and nuclear- power plants), and Antonov (the multipurpose aircrafts manufacturing plant).


This warm abode of Kharkiv is a delightful place to visit in Ukraine. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Kharkiv is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Kharkiv before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.29 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.51 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45.42 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35.42 (Low)
  • How safe is Kharkiv for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kharkiv.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.13 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.47 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.96 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.71 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.97 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.57 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 49.56 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.04 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.34 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.96 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.58 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.11 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Kharkiv is 102.71 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 55.53 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 65.35 (High)
    • Pollution Index 62.33 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.6 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.4 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 44.25 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.41 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kharkiv

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.1 USD

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