shomal4.jpg (28743 bytes)
Mazandaran & Gilan

Near the Caspian sea, there are two   provinces called Gilan and Mazandaran covered with beautiful forests and cities with clean air and beautiful hotels, motels and suites for tourists, to relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature, forests, mountains and the Caspian sea.

shomal The most important and beautiful cities like Rasht, Anzali, Lahijan, Noshahr, Chaloos, Noor, Babol, Babolsar, Ramsar and all other small or big cities with exceptional view and beauty hug the caspian sea and say welcome to all tourists, Iranian or foreign. In Norooz, the Iranian new year vacation, and during the summer, the majority of the hotels or motels and even private houses, are occupied by the people from other cities coming to north.

Perhaps north of Iran has the best type of weather in Iran. In general, Mazandaran has a moderate and humid climate known as "the moderate Caspian climate." The effective factors behind such a climate are: Alborz mountain range, direction of the mountains, height of the area, neighborhood to the sea, vegetation surface, local winds, altitude and weather fronts. As a result of the above factors, three different climates exist in the region:
1. Plain moderate climate: It covers the central and western plains of Mazandaran. The average annual rainfall amounts to 1200 or 1300 millimeters, and as we proceed to the east the amount decreases.
2. Mountainous climate: It covers the high mountains and northern parts of the Alborz range. In the heights, the weather is cold mountainous and most of the precipitation is in the form of snow.
3. Semi-arid climate: This climate prevails some parts of Gorgan valley (north of Gorgan Rud as far as the Turkmenistan border). In this area, the average annual rainfall stands at 500 millimeters.

shomal2.jpg (22372 bytes)

lahijan.jpg (34839 bytes)

Of all the traditional and unspoiled mountain villages in the Caspian province of Gilan, Masulémasuleh rates as the most breathtakingly beautiful. It's a cool 1050m (3444ft) above sea level and, formed by several irregular levels of terraced cream houses, appears to have grown out of its surroundings. So steep is the slope that there isn't even a network of alleys, instead, the flat roofs of many houses form a pathway for the level above.

There are a few facilities there, just one hotel and a restaurant, although you may be able to get a room in a local home, but Masulé's inspired setting makes it worth the effort to get there. Masulé is 56km (35mi) from Rasht, which is six hours north-west by bus from Tehran.

hashtpar.jpg (25385 bytes)

tea.jpg (31711 bytes)
Tea Plantantion in Lahijan

shomal3.jpg (22276 bytes)
Local Handicrafts

gilaki.jpg (7905 bytes)
music.GIF (1109 bytes)music.GIF (1109 bytes)music.GIF (1109 bytes)

Farsi.gif (1927 bytes)

                       [Location] [Climate] [Map][Economy] [Anthropology]  [Flag] [3000 BC-Present]


[Home] [Geography&History] [Art&Culture] [Science] [How to Learn] [About Us]