Aladaglar – Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
The Alagadr Mountains are coloured hills located in 30km of the northeast side of Tabriz close to the Khajeh city. These colourful mountains create a fascinating landscape for the visitor which are very rare. Entering the road of Mianeh to Zanjan, you do not imagine that in the middle of the way, you are supposed to be surprised by the fantastic nature, but the rainbow mountains suddenly emerge and drown you watching. The red, yellow, white, and orange colours are placed among the hills and show off nature’s beauty to every passerby.
These mountains cover about 70 square kilometres and extend from Zanjan to the middle of the city and from Tabriz to Ahar. The history of these mountains is estimated at 15 million years and is considered as one of the natural masterpieces in Iran.
The geological reason of Aladaglar Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
The existence of ponds with iron deposits during the process of creation and ascension of mountains and alteration of salts and their fixation in sediment colour has made every part of these mountains colourful. In simple terms, we can say that these mountains have become red regarding oxidising (rusting) and oxygen abundance and combining with this element. Of course, some colours also indicate the presence of minerals. For example, the green colour is a sign of the copper mineral that appears due to its carbonation.
Sights of Aladaglar Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
These rainbow mountains give you a great chance to enjoy:
1. Strolling around the mountains
Sightseeing in the Aladaglar Colorful Mountains of Tabriz gives you the opportunity to explore new landscapes and watch the magnificent views. At every corner, you go to see an original image that has come up in a different colour and has displayed itself.
The presence of different colours, especially the shade of copper and yellow, has made these mountains a good subject for photography since in the right light and warm weather, create the most beautiful images to capture. So do not forget your camera on this trip.
Sometimes rivers flow through these mountains and give them a unique shape. The reflection of the beautiful mountains in water shows off one of the most amazing images of nature.
Best time to visit Aladaglar Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
Throughout the year, you can visit the rainbow mountains. Of course, at any time, you will be faced with a special effect, as these mountains will glow with colours in sunlight, and in fall and winter, you will see a different image of rain and snow.
Where to stay during your visit to the Aladaglar Colorful Mountains of Tabriz?
Since this attraction is located precisely in the middle of the road, there is no place to stay near it, and it’s not the right place to be camping. Instead, you can go to one of the surrounding towns and enjoy your stay at guesthouses, hotels, and local houses.
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