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Alborz Province


The ancient land of Alborz, whose long-standing rituals, traditions and customs have always shown the immortality and deep-rooted power of its culture, has thousands of mysteries that are more visible and audible for researchers, tourists and eager travelers who aspire to know. Due to the migrating capacity of this province, it has an ethnic composition, each of which speaks its own language or dialect. Most of Turks live in Nazarabad and Karaj, Tatars in Eshtehard, Taleghan and Asara, and some Kurds, Lors, Arabs, Mazandaranis and Gilakis are scattered all over the province. Since different dialects and languages are spoken in this area, this province is called Little Iran.Alborz province has fertile soil and a good climate, which is why it produces high quality agricultural products. In Taleghan, walnuts, apples, pears, rhubarb, thyme, leeks, barberry and apples are harvested.


Alborz province is the 31st province of Iran with beautiful nature and long history. With the approval of the members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in 2010, the cities of Karaj, Taleghan, Savojbolagh, Nazarabad, Eshtehard and Fardis were officially formed. In this plan, Karaj was considered as the center of the province. The name of this new province is taken from the Alborz mountains, an important part of which passes through the north of this province. The name Alborz comes from "har" meaning mountain and "Borz" meaning high.


The people of Alborz province have many old and traditional customs. Nowruz Khani (recitation), Khaneh Tekani (cleaning the house before Nowruz), cooking samano and visiting the graves are among the customs of the days approaching Nowruz. Shawl Andazi was one of the customs of Yalda night in Taleghan. Cooking Ashe poshte pa (kind of pottage that is cooked when some body goes on a long trip specially a military service) and Ashe baran (cooking pottage for rain) are other examples of customs in this province. One of the most popular dishes served in Karaj is halim with mutton. Yuan Ash, bean dish, Taleghan lentil stew, etc. are other local dishes of Alborz people.


Travelers returning from Barghan buy souvenirs like the famous Barghan plum or greengage, honey, berries, walnuts, yogurt, milk and local dairy products. There are many shops on Chalous Road that sell local dairy products, honey and cranberries; jujube, azalea, elm, persimmon and grapes are also abundant in Alborz province. Carpet weaving, reinforced concrete sculpture, pottery, needlework, masonry, glassmaking and woodcarving are among the handicrafts of Alborz province.

Tourist Attractions

Gachsar Tulip Garden, Eshtehard Colorful Hills, Eshtehard Rocky Houses, Chalous Road, Khur Waterfall, Ozbaki Ancient Site, Taleghan villages and waterfalls, Soleymaniyeh Palace, Kordan Tower, Meydanak Tower, Remains of Takht Rostam Stone Fire Temple, Astanak City Palace, Gachsar Stone Tower, Eshtehard River and Salt Lake, Samsam Castle,Vakil Castle, Mesbah Bathhouse, Heljerd Bathhouse, Shahrestanak Village, Shah Abbasi Bridge, Dokhtar Bridge, Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, Yakh Morad Cave, Amirkabir Dam and Lake, etc. are among the attractions of this province.

Tags: Eshtehard Colorful Mountains, Alborz Province, Eshtehard Rocky Houses, Eshtehard River and Salt Lake, Shahrestanak Village, Alborz Attractions, Yakh Morad Cave , Alborz Mountain

Yakh Morad Cave

Among the Alborz mountain range in Alborz province, there is a place that will take you to the heart of prehistoric times. Yakh Morad Cave is located at a distance of 4 kilometers from the beautiful Chalus road and Gachsar city. According to the fossils found in the cave, the cave is estimated to date back to millions of years ago. Follow us in the rest of the article to get to know one of the most special caves in Iran.

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Khur Waterfall

If you want to have a fun one-day trip, visiting Khur waterfall will be one of the best experiences. This 60-meter waterfall is located in the depth of Alborz mountain range , 17 km from Chalus road (Alborz province) near Khur village. Like many natural attractions in Iran, this waterfall is four-season, so you can visit it all year round.

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Ozbaki Ancient Site

Ozbaki Hill is one of the most important ancient sites in Iran, which is located in the Ozbaki village of Nazarabad, a city in Alborz province. Ozbaki Ancient Site was discovered in 1969 and inscribed on the list of national monuments of Iran in 1973.

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Shahrestanak Village

Shahrestanak village, Chalous road

Shahrestanak Village in Chalous Road is one of the most famous summer resorts with a very pleasant climate in Alborz province. Shahrestanak has always been very popular for tourists in different seasons because of its unique nature.

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Eshtehard River and Salt Lake

Eshtehard river and salt lake

Eshtehard Lake and River are located approximately 15 km north of Eshtehard in Alborz province. Eshtehard River, also known as Shurkat, originates from the mountains southwest of Avaj in Qazvin province. After crossing the plains of Abhar, Qazvin, Eshtehard and Savojbolagh, the river finally flows into the Great Salt Lake of Qom.

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