Aran and Bidgol

Aran va Bidgol is a city close to Kashan. It took shape after the destruction of Sialk civilization. It was built as one of the forty-fence castles (Kashan old name). The word Aran is driven from Arian (Aria tribe). According to another narrative it is driven from the name of one of the pre Islamic respectable man, Aran ibn Ghasan. And the word Bidgol is the variation of Bibi Gol, Mogul commander’s daughter. Aranies people speak in farsi with accent. Imamzadeh Halal is the most important historical and cultural symbol of the city.

Maranjab Desert

The dazzling desert is stretched endlessly in north east of Aran va Bidgol covered by eye catching sand dunes, flowing sands and Haloxylons. Its approximately 850 meters above sea level and has hot-dry climate. Not being so fruitless, it has its own flora and fauna such as tamarix and Zygophyllum, fox, Jackal, Rüppell’s fox, hyena, sand cat, Monitor lizard, Chameleons, lizard, snake, Scorpion, See-see partridge and falcon. In Maranjab desert two North and Shahriari winds are desirable and the others like Khorasan, Qebla, black wind and Tire Lovar are viewed as notorious ones.

Salt Lake

stunning, enchanting, unique and economically vital in the region, Salt Lake is one of the most beautiful landscapes in desert. It is the result of centuries of salt deposit, carried by salty water of rivers and floods. its approximate expanse (2400 Km) alters depending on water debit and periodic seasonal rainfalls. Due to precipitation and evapotranspiration, dazzling white salt crystal polygons surround lake bank’s surface.

Maranjab caravanserai

Dating back to Safavid era, Maranjab caravanserai, 810 m above sea level, is located 50Km from Aran va Bidgol. In north its bordering Black Mountain range. Maranjab caravansary is situated on one of silk roadside roads, built under Shah Abbas command in 1604 in order to secure the transition of goods from China to Europe and domestic caravans who traveled from Khorasan to Isfahan (Safavid Capital) and Ray.

Due to the importance of the route and military and defensive role of the caravanserai, the roof, walls and watch out towers are built like a castle. It’s built of brick and consisted of rooms, stables, and King’s special place which are surrounding the central yard.

Drinking water from Qanat has formed a tiny pool surrounded by tall green trees right before the colossal structure. This rare confrontation of water and land, light and shadow, heat and cool weather opens a wondering landscape before desert goers’ eyes. That’s why a quotation regarding the name “Maranjab” sounds believable. “do not be hurt due to heat, wind and dust of desert, water pool and desirable shadow of trees awaits you.

Wander Island

Wander island, with 808 M height in highest point, is a vegetation free hill made of volcanic rock located inside Salt Lake.  The island is wandered because it looks endless from either side at long distance due to extreme heat, light breakdown and eye mistake. Based on an old belief this island has been moving constantly. Wander island is a mysterious beauty of Salt Lake from top of which mesmerizing sun rise and sun set leave you speechless.

Handmade well

Handmade well along with other caravansary’s ruins, located in east, 4Km from Maranjab caravansary. It was a resort for caravans commuting the route before Maranjab caravansary was built. Despite bordering Iran’s biggest salt marsh, surprisingly, its water is drinkable. The water is high enough and so close to the well mouse (about 2 meters deep), that the name sounds logical.

Dunes and pebbles

Dunes are sandy hills formed as a result of soil erosion, lack of rain and vegetation. They take different shapes with the wind direction such as curve and sword-like. situated in east, 12Km from caravansary, Band-e Rig starts from dunes’ west bank and continues to far east. A combination of growing green plants on brown sandy context bordering blue sky, creates dazzling beauty. On the dune’s side roads located on a two-way intersection, there is a steep uphill called Khatab shekan by locals. Khatab is part of the camel saddle and it breaks most of the time due to heaviness and high pressure of climbing steep hills in the area.

 

Mamarz Lake in Iran’s Mazandaran province is widely known as the Ghosts Lake thanks to its horribly calm appearance.

If you are interested in off-road driving, you can experience it by setting off a journey to Mamarz Lake through a byway.

Throughout most days of the year, the virgin ecosystem of the lake is covered with fog and non-stop far sounds of wild animals. Add to the scene, the presence of dried out trees in the lake making it more and more closer to what is called the Ghosts Lake.

With a length of 700 metres and width of 300 metres, the lake is very attractive. Due to its unique scene and rare beauty, it has been registered as a natural heritage.

One of the main features of Mamarz Lake which attracts the visitors’ attentions is the remains of some old trees in the middle of the lake. They are known as dead trees. As a part of the lake’s nature, the scene contributes to the horrible nature of the lake.

The lake is located in the middle of an eye-catching forest near Nowshahr, which the visitors can enjoy along with the lake’s nature.

There’s something calming about water, and stumbling upon a lake while on a hike is general cause for excitement. Iran has a varied landscape, and though it’s probably most associated with mountains and deserts, the country is full of these mini-paradises as well. From salt flats to crystal clear water, we take a tour of Iran’s beautiful lakes.

Caspian Sea

Romans are alleged to have called this a sea due to its saltiness and the name has since stuck, but the Caspian Sea is actually the world’s largest lake. Bound by Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan, the Caspian is known for its sturgeon, from which some of the finest caviar comes. Tehranis needing a break from the dry congestion of the capital city thank this body of water for providing them with a bit of humidity and refreshing air during their weekend escapes here. A stroll on the dark sandy beaches and the sounds of lapping waves are sure to revive any weary soul.

Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea

Lake Urmia

Once the largest lake in the Middle East and a habitat of migratory birds such as flamingos, pelicans, and egrets, Lake Urmia with its 102 islands has shrunken at an alarming rate due to damming of rivers and extraction of groundwater. Located in northwestern Iran, the natural color of this salt lake is blue, but at times it takes a red hue, which is attributed to an increase in algae and bacteria as water levels decline, as well as high salinity and intense sunlight, particularly in summer. Rainfall helps increase the water level and return the color to its natural blue.

Lake Urmia

Lake Urmia

Namak Lake

It’s not often that you see a lake in the middle of the desert, but a couple of hours outside Tehran, that’s exactly what you’ll find. About 100 km east of Qom sits a vast, utterly desolate area called Namak (Salt) Lake. Although the surface area measures about 1800 square km, a mere 1 square km of it is covered in water, so you have plenty of terrain to crunch layers of thick white salt as you walk across this lake. The silence and otherworldly feel also make it an ideal spot for some inward reflection.

Namak Lake

Namak Lake

Maharloo Lake

Shiraz is not only home to the “Pink Mosque” but also the “Pink Lake.” Maharloo Lake is another salt lake and once home to migrant birds who have, sadly, diminished as drought has dried this lake up. Much like Lake Urmia though, rainfall helps to restore water levels. Rich in potassium and other salts, the lake turns pink due to a high percentage of pink-colored algae. Those flying into Shiraz can witness spectacular views from above when the lake is full, and those on the ground can enjoy both the lake and the beautiful surrounding scenery. 

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Neor Lake

Formed by two fault zones during the Eocene period, Neor Lake is located in Ardabil Province in the Baghrudagh range of the Talysh mountains, a popular hiking spot. This vast, peaceful lake sits at an altitude of 2,700 meters and is actually quite shallow, measuring an average of 3 meters in depth. The smaller and larger basins connect during the rainy season to form a single lake. A habitat of rainbow trout and migrant birds, this lake becomes a popular site for fishing, camping, and other outdoor recreational activities.

Neor Lake

Neor Lake

Gahar Lakes

Lorestan Province is known for its natural beauty, and the Gahar Lakes are among its treasures. Divided into Upper and Lower Gahar, just 100 meters from each other, these lakes are located on the summit of Mount Oshtoran in the Zagros range, and are nicknamed “the jewel of Mount Oshtoran”. Because these lakes fall within the Oshtoran protected area with hunting and fishing strictly prohibited, the flora and environment have remained rather unspoiled.

Gahar Lakes

Gahar Lakes

Ovan Lake

This alpine lake is located in the Alborz mountain range, in the famous Alamut area of Qazvin. At 70 square kilometers, Ovan Lake receives heavy seasonal rain and snowfall, and thanks to underground springs, the water usually remains crystal clear. While water activities are possible in the summer, the lake freezes in the winter. Visitors to the historic Alamut Castle or elsewhere in Qazvin won’t regret a picnic stop at this magnificent lake. 

Lake Zerivar

Located in the Zagros Mountains in Kurdistan Province, Zerivar is one of the major tourist attractions in this region, and gets is name from zer, Kurdish for ‘sea’, and var, Kurdish for ‘lake’. Although this fresh water lake is covered in ice for most of the winter, it transforms into a popular and unforgettable camping spot at other times of the year. 

Lake Zerivar

Lake Zerivar

Valasht Lake

Chaloos Road, one of the main roads leading to the north of Iran, is considered one of the most scenic. Along this route in the Kelardasht area lies Valasht Lake, a habitat for waterfowl. Its proximity to Tehran has made it another favorite getaway for Tehranis. The sea and neighboring forests make for excellent weather conditions and a relaxing, cool spots to camp during the summer.

Valasht Lake

Valasht Lake

A Pure Greenland That with no Intermediary Resurrection You in Every Spring: Saqalaksar Dam

Greenland of North of Iran is a place to peaceful and appreciate unadulterated nature. Through this article, we will travel

to one of Rasht’s towns called Saqalaksar, town unadulterated town with a delightful lake flaunts like a pearl among tall and green trees. In the event that you are scanning for unadulterated and obscure spots and

need to make tracks in an opposite direction from the turmoil of the town and invest some energy in total peace and simply hear the sound of nature and watch twist moving upon a lake surface, put Saqalaksaa town in your need to go at end of spring.Saqalaksar is a touristic and appealing town for all, particularly for ecotourists.

Saqalaksar is a town in Rasht County, Gilan Province, situated in 15km south of Rasht City in Lakan provincial region. From past to the present the vast majority of the town are involved in rice cultivating, red fish cultivating, and pisciculture.Near Aqa-Seied Sharif Mausoleum, close Shaft County, there are a few lakes with captivating natures. Saqalaksar is one of the greatest lakes of this locale, situated close Chomacha town and Saqalaksar town; the lake draws in each passer to its interesting perspective. Water of Saqalak-sar Dam Lake is given by air precipitation and spring wellsprings of that district. The elevation of the lake from ocean level is 64 the m,length of the lake is 600m and its width is 500m. “Saqalaksar” signifies “a place where fowls drink water”. Before, winged creatures like stork and starling drank water from spring wellsprings of the town; therefore, the town is called “Saqalaksar”. The lake has fifteen hectares territory. With breathtaking scene, Saqalaksar town is loaded with quiet of a lake encompassed by sky tall timberland trees. Aside from the lake, this town has numerous other normal attractions, you simply need to visit the town and get comfortable with its kind inviting individuals. Rice fields and possess a scent reminiscent of paddies with their brilliant groups in collect season gives an exceptional view to the town. Saqalaksar dam has its own particular excellence in each season, however in spring the possess a scent reminiscent of rain on paddies delights everybody. Go out for a stroll around the lake amid your visit, and in the event that you are occupied with angling, you can pleasurably do it there. There are heaps of fish in the lake. In the lake you can utilize dinghy. Another fascination of the town is its cleanliness. One of the critical factor of such cleanliness is a venture keep running by Islamic Counsel of the Village, in view of that they charge guests three thousand Tomans at time of their landing and give them a junk sack so as to not leave their junks and squanders in nature and place them in the waste packs; if guests at their withdraw time convey their junk packs to the administrator, he convey back two thousand Tomans to them. Such compelling and motivator prize is the principle reason of no junk in this excellent town.

In one side of the dam there are huge fields and you would tranquility be able to stay there and watch sky tall trees which resemble an umbra upon the lake and multiplied its magnificence. This quiet lake secured with green woods welcomes everybody to peace and

magnificence. It is fascinating to realize that Saqalaksar dam was the area where the motion picture “Mahi Va Gorbeh” (Fish and Cat) was shooting. You can get to the town from 10 kilometers of

Jirdeh Road, after Aqa-saied Sharif Mausoleum, Saqalaksar Touristic Village. Additionally, from Qazvin-Rasht, after police headquarters, Junction toward Fooman, the town is available.