A small village of Jahan Nama by the Caspian Sea gave the name to the vast Jahan Nama Protected Area and National Park in the Golestan Province. With rich wildlife, including wild sheep and goats, wolfs, panthers, bears, weasels, owls, eagles and porcupines, Jahan Nama is also famous for its variety of plans and trees,

Iran has a lot of ethnic groups and tribes in her vast and historic land. Each ethnicity and tribe have their own traditional food according to the geography and climate. The type of food in the hot regions such as Iran Deserts is very different from the north west of Iran with its cold temperature.

Iran has a large number of national parks and protected areas, including two natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest. Located in the northern Iran by the Caspian Sea, the forest covers the area of 850km and from the historical perspectives dates back to 25 to 50 million years.

The remains of the Great Wall of Gorgan, also known as “The Red Snake Wall” are located in northern Iran in the Golestan Province. Dating back to the Sasanid dynasty, the wall was originally built in approx. 420-530AD, which makes it 1,000 years older than the Great Wall of China. It has the remains of

Dasht-e-Havij or Gor Chal plain, at an altitude of 2,700 m, is situated 400 meters above Afjeh village. It is one of the most famous attractions in the Lavasanat district,  (northeast of Tehran in central Alborz Mountains). Havij means Carrot and Dasht-e Havij means literally a ‘big carrot field’. There are various legends about this

Talesh also spelled Talysh and Talish, is a region in northwest Iran, west of Alborz Mountain range along the southwest of the Caspian Sea. The Talesh area is believed to be the place where the Aryan People first settled. (These are Indo-European people who moved down from, what are today, the Russian steppes to Europe,

The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world, situated in south-eastern Europe and south-western Asia. It is surrounded by 5 different countries, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.  The Sea is home to a wide range of species.  More than 850 different animals and at least 500 different types of plants live in

Alborz mountain range is a major mountain range in Northern Iran, located south of the Caspian Sea. In Persian it’s called Resht-e Kouh-hayeh Alborz. There are various spellings of these mountains as follows: Elborz, Alburz, Albourz, and Elburz. The length is around 900 km, stretching from Azarbaijan, (“northeast Iran”, close to the Turkish border), all

Mount Damavand is the highest mountain in Iran and the whole Middle East. It is also the highest volcanic cone-shaped peak in Asia. Located 104km northeast of Tehran in the Central Alborz Mountains, thanks to its volcanic nature Damavand and its surrounding area are rich in hot and cold springs. Large sections of the mountain’s

Mountain Biking in Iran is a new activity for adventure travellers who come from all around the world. Iran is really an ideal mountain biking destination, but, unfortunately, it is not yet covered in the press and media. There are many Mountain Biking clubs, and over the past ten years, this challenge has appealed to