Kandelus Village in Iran
Kandelus is a historical village in Mazandaran province, located in the Caspian Sea region in the north of Iran. The province itself lies between the southern coast of the Caspian Sea and the northern slopes of the Central Alborz mountains.
Mazandaran is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has a multitude of natural resources. Kandolus is a breath-taking and blessed village in the heart of dense forests on a mild slope at the foothill of the Alborz Mountain Range.
This village, being in a mountainous region, is in one of the most scenic valleys of the Alborz Mountain Range at an altitude of 1,650 meters above sea level. The inhabitants speak in the Mazandarani dialect. The village has a dense residential fiber with householders owning sheep, goats, and hens and boasts a unique architecture. It was registered on the list of national heritage villages of Iran. Due to its distinct identity, the alleys and streets are renovated by the Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Ministry.
There are many fruit trees and a wide variety of medicinal plants in the forest. The whole area is surrounded by a large and spectacular forest, with an exquisite trail that leads to a mountain called Anaron Peak at a height of 3150 m. There are numerous springs throughout the mountains.
Kandelus is also well-known for its worth-to-visit rural museums. Kandelus Museum of Anthropology exhibits a precious range of objects from the ancient time before Christ to the Islamic era. The latest ones date back to the Qajar era. The museum narrates the history and culture of the region showing a wide variety of woven, wooden, metal, and china materials, as well as clothes, statues, and paintings. It will be interesting for culture lovers who travel to this region of Iran. The other museum in Kandelus, that is Kandelus Botanical Museum, embraces over 250 genetic plant species (including herbal medicine) in a 10,000 ha area. The products of the museum are exported to other countries as well. It could be an option for botanists or tourists who are interested in plants.
Adventure Iran included this captivating village in their tours of hiking and mountain biking as not only is it encircled by outstanding and unspoiled scenery but combines a cultural experience with the most beautiful nature in the whole of the Caspian Sea region.