During your travel to Iran, you might like to enjoy the touristic features of the country. This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of travel while getting healthier. Why not? Hence, we are partnering with the local tour operators in various cities in Iran including Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Kerman and Tabriz.
Here is a list of places you can visit in each city. For those who like to plan ahead, you can let us know beforehand so we’ll book you in.
Isfahan formerly used to be the capital of Persia during the Safavid dynasty during 16th and 17th centuries. The city is located at the centre of Iran intersecting north-south and east-west routes that traverse Iran. Regarding population is the third in the country after Tehran and Mashhad. The city is famous for its Persian-Islamic architecture which is well preserved in the town and evident in numerous ancient monuments notably Naghsh-e-Jahan Square registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Isfahan is known for its uniquely designed carpets.
Tehran is the capital of Iran and it’s a modern city in all respects. The city has become the capital of Iran in 1796 by Agha Mohammad Khan of Qajar dynasty. The city has been modernised mainly during Shah and this process has continued ever since in a way that it’s one of the iconic destinations in the middle east region. The city has an underground or metro system which easies transportation to the heart of the town and it has expanded to Mehrabad and Imam Khomeini International airports.
There are many historical and modern sites in Tehran which along with four stars and five-star hotels attracts many tourists to the country.
Shiraz is one of my beautiful cities in Iran and it is the home of many ancient poets including Saadi and Hafez. The city is rich in cultural heritage and it can be called the oyster of Iran in many respects. The city is known for its beautiful gardens notably Eram Garden. Apart from Islamic heritage, Shiraz hosts very ancient Persian heritage called Persepolis which is located 60km north-west of the city. The Persepolis’ remains go back to Achaemenid Empire well back in 515 BC.
Tabriz is a metropolitan city located in the northwest of Iran. It is considered as a significant economic hub as it enjoys from a majority Azerbaijani population who is facilitating trades with the neighbouring countries such as Azerbaijan and Turkey. The city is famous for its carpet and sweet and bakery production. Although Persian/Farsi is the official language, Azeri is the second widely spoken language.
Kerman is considered as one of the most important cities in the southeast part of Iran. It is close to Yazd and Isfahan. The city has major mineral mines, i.e. Sarcheshmeh copper mine considered as the largest of its kind in the world. The city has a strong cultural identity, and there are many historical mosques and Zorastian temples there. The city had its roots in Sasanid dynasty when Ardashir established the city as the defensive fort during the battle of Nahavand, hence used to be called Veh-Ardashir.
Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran after Tehran. During the Naderi dynasty, Mashhad was the capital of Persia and there is a tomb of Nader as his memorial. Mashhad is a holy city, and it is the home of the Imam Reza Shrine where pilgrims visit the temple during religious festivals throughout the year. Being located on the northeast corridor of Iran, it shares a border with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
The city enjoys from an underground or metro urban system and there is a high-speed train connecting Mashhad to Tehran in about an hour.
Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province, located in the southwestern part of Iran. This city is in the close vicinity of neighbouring countries including Iraq and Kuwait. Ahvaz is famous for its river called Karun which is crossing the city and originating from the Zagros mountains. Ahvaz is a metropolis city with a population of about 1.1 million, and it is considered as the heart of oil production for Iran. The ethnic groups of Ahvaz are diverse, but two distinguished ethnics are Arabs and Bakhtiari. Being close to Basra in Iraq, Ahvaz attracts many medical tourists from Iraq coming to Iran for medical health treatments.
Bushehr is located in the Persian Gulf, the very southeastern part of Iran. There are plenty of tourist attractions in Bushehr including Persian Gulf coastlines, green palm trees and salt domes. Being on the coastal line of the Persian Gulf, this province enjoys a humid weather. The best time to travel to Bushehr is during the Springtime when it is coincident with the Iranian New Year festival. The eye-catching palm trees and green fields along the river in Abpakhsh are the unique tourist attractions of the Bushehr. Moreover, the Jask island’s salt domes are one the biggest of its kind in the Middle East.
Chabahar port is going to be a strategic port in the southeastern part of Iran adjacent to the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman. This port is located close to Oman, Qatar and Pakistan and it enjoys from a diverse group of ethics living there.
Chabahar is in Sistan-Baluchistan Province which is close to Kerman and Hormozgan provinces in the west. Chabahar is the biggest port in Iran, and one of the Free Trade Zones is being built there in a joint project with Indian investment. The Chabahar is particular of interest for birdwatchers and scuba diving enthusiasts.
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