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Bird watching in Iran

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Bird watching in Iran Our vast country and its varied climatic and environmental zones happen to lie on the path of two major bird migratory routes. These bring some 370 species of birds to our land, complementing our own resident birds, making our lakes and wetlands important stopping stations. Spring and autumn migrations are seasons […]

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Exploring the Alamut Valley

Exploring the Alamut Valley By Amar Grover Stand almost anywhere in Tehran, Iran’s vast sprawling capital, and the rugged ramparts of the Alborz Mountains fill its northern skyline. Dusted by snow even through the summer, the curving Alborz form a great barrier rising just inland from the lush Caspian littoral and separate it from the […]

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The Blessed Ramadan

Ramadan

The Blessed Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, a month of abstinence and contemplation. Iranian Muslims of all sects welcome, celebrate and honour this month with enthusiasm and excitement.  Travellers to Islamic lands will notice a distinct change in street scene and day to day activities of the people. Devout […]

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Iran, Adventure and Nature

nature

Whether you are an adventurer, have a love of nature or just like active holidays, you will have a memorable time in Iran. Iran is mostly famous for its historic and religious sites, arid deserts and parched plains but you may be surprised to know that its numerous geographical and climatic zones allow for countless […]

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Arts in contemporary Iran

Arts

Arts in contemporary Iran Due to the growing global success of the Iranian cinema, the first Iranian International Film Market (IFM) was established (1998) to coincide with Fajr International Film Festival which is held in February of each year. Times Magazine named the Iranian cinema “The Home of The World’s Most Reliable Art-Film Industry.” Iran’s contemporary cinema and […]

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Active Holidays in Iran

Active Holidays in Iran Iran’s extraordinary diversity in climate and terrain – from majestic mountain ranges, lush valleys and dense forests to vast deserts and a long coastline – offers wide-ranging opportunities for sports enthusiasts and visitors seeking active yet unusual Holidays . You might have heard of Iran’s football team qualifying for the 2018 World […]

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Skiing in Iran

Dizin Ski resort

Skiing in Iran At 1.6 million square kilometers, Iran seems a large place to be overlooked, and yet winter sports enthusiasts do not know much about its snow covered mountains and winter resorts. The Alborz mountain range alone include a large portion of Iran’s peaks of 4000m and over with an average snowfall of up […]

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Iran: Four Seasons Land!

Masouleh - Iran

If mosques and ancient ruins  aren’t enough to satisfy a sightseeing tour, Iran’s varied and dramatic landscapes offer the demanding traveller a wealth of awe inspiring, unspoilt views to discover. From mountains to deserts, to forests and caves. Its varied terrain and climatic diversity with majestic mountain ranges, dense forests, never-ending deserts, green valleys and coasts offers […]

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Christmases galore,…in Iran

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Iranian Christians celebrate Christmas on three different dates. The Greek Church, various Protestant denominations as well as the Roman and Eastern-rite Catholics (Chaldean and Armenian Catholic) celebrate the birth of Jesus on 25 December, followed by the Armenians, the largest Christian denomination in Iran, who mark the feast on 6 January. The day after, on […]

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Qeshm island

Qeshm island

Lying along the Iran’s Persian Gulf coast, the island of Qeshm and its sister islands of Hormuz, Lark and Hengam, are natural guardians to the Strait of Hormuz. With an area of some 1,491 square kilometres, Qeshm is the largest Island in the Persian Gulf.   This historic island has many stories to tell. Its geology […]

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