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Noshahr-Nowshahr-Now Shahr-Noushahr-Nau Shahr-Bandar-e Now Shahr

Noshahr-Nowshahr-Now Shahr-Noushahr-Nau Shahr-Bandar-e Now Shahr

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:29 am

Introduction: Noshahr-Nowshahr-Now Shahr-Noushahr-Nau Shahr-Bandar-e Now Shahr (Persian:نوشهر)


Noshahr is bordered by Caspian Sea in the north, Alborz Mountain Range in the south and southwest, the city of Nour in the east and the city of Chalous in the west.

The city has a cold and dry climate in the mountainous regions and moderate and humid climate across the Caspian coastal belt, IRIB reported.

Located in Mazandaran province, Noshahr is a tourist attraction. Its forested regions, coastal areas, delicious cuisine and proximity to Tehran have made it an ideal spot for spending a holiday that involves swimming and picnicking.

One of the best regions of this city is the Sisangan Forest Park.



Attractions of Noshahr

Sisangan Forest Park is situated 25 kilometers from Noshahr. It is a thick forest that lies next to the Caspian Sea and is visited by thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year.

Due to its numerous tree species, the forest has taken the center-stage in international circles.

In the past, Noshahr was a village named Khachak, which was later named Habibabad.

The construction of several port facilities and a beautiful wharf, which started in 1932, ended in 1939. Thereafter, this region was referred to as Noshahr (meaning New City).

The main agricultural products of this city include citrus fruits and rice. It is also a hub of rug-weaving and lumber and coal production.

Kandelous Village

One of the beautiful regions is the village of Kandelous, one of the thousands of pretty villages situated on Alborz foothills in the forested region of Mazandaran province.

The village is situated in an enchanting valley whose roads are cobbled. It is 75 km from Noshahr.

Its historical houses are two-story buildings with a sloped roof. The mud walls, small balconies, wooden windows and simple architecture add to the beauty of this village.

Villagers are mostly engaged in agricultural, services and handicraft sectors. Wheat, barley, apples, peaches and walnuts are produced in this village, while animal husbandry and poultry breeding are common occupations.

Production of herbs is one of the main sources of income of these villagers.

Meanwhile, the clothing of its residents is similar to other rural regions of Mazandaran province.

According to archeological findings, the history of this village dates back to 3rd millennium BC.

This village has been witness to different civilizations throughout a number of historical periods, including the pre- and post-Islamic eras.

The Zoroastrian cemeteries and relics discovered in this region manifest the glittering civilization of this region in ancient times.

In his memoir, Nassereddin Shah, the Qajarid king, referred to his visit to this region. The acclaimed Iranian painter, Kamal-ol-Molk, who accompanied Nassereddin Shah, has also drawn a picture of this village which is kept at Tehran’s Sahebqaranieh Museum.



Kandelous Complex

The cultural complex of Kandelous, built on two floors, is located on the foothill of Alborz Mountain Range.

Visitors, upon entering this building, see an inscription that explains the motivation behind the establishment of this complex.

This cultural complex has been designed by engineers and built with the assistance of villagers, with the intention of promoting the indigenous culture of the region.

Ancient rural clothing, ornaments, statues, traditional paintings, metallic, wooden and ceramic dishes and tools, chinaware and tools dating from 2nd millennium BC to Qajarid Era are kept in this cultural complex.

A handwritten manuscript of the Holy Qur’an and collections of poems are part of this valuable treasure.



Museum of Herbs

One of the tourist attractions of Kandelous Village is its Museum of Herbs, which was founded in 1986.

For the first time in Iran, the museum established a botanical garden over an area of 10 hectares.

The museum has cultivated 250 species of valuable genetic plants, producing and supplying different herbs to world markets.

Kandelous Village, due to its museums of anthropology and herbs, and its tourist attractions is one of the top tourist destinations.

Thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists visit this village every year.

Source: Iran Daily


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Location: a port city in and the capital of Nowshahr County, Mazandaran Province, Iran


Days of trip: (Without air plane) 1-2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 5-6 hr driving from Tehran to Noshahr)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: April to October

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track...

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


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Hotel: in Noshahr City Yes

Shop: in Noshahr City Yes

Gasoline: in Noshahr City Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or South terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Noshahr.(Distance from Tehran to Noshahr City is 195 Km)



Nearest airport: Noshahr Airport

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


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Re: Noshahr-Nowshahr-Now Shahr-Noushahr-Nau Shahr-Bandar-e Now Shahr

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:24 am

The city of Noshahr borders the Caspian Sea from the north; Alborz Mountain Range from the south and southwest; the city of Nour from the east; and the city of Chalous from the west. This city maintains a cold and dry climate in the mountainous regions and moderate and humid climate across the Caspian Sea coastal belt.

The city of Noshahr, which is in Mazandaran Province, is a tourist attraction site. Factors such as a moderate climate, forested regions, low-mineral water; appropriate temperature; and shallow waters have all contributed to creation of an appropriate atmosphere for swimming, and resting. One of the best regions of this city is the forest parks of Varkaawhich and Sisangaan.

The Sisangaan Forest Park is situated 25 kilometers from Noshahr. It is a thick forest, creating a unique location, which lies next to the Caspian Sea and is visited by thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists every year. This forest, due to its various tree species, has a wide range of applications in industry and has taken center stage among the international circles.

In the past, the city of Noshahr was a village named Khachak, which was later named as Habibabad. In the year 1932 it started to develop, and construction of several port facilities and a beautiful wharf in this location ended in the year 1939. Thereafter this region was referred to as the city of Noshahr.

The agricultural products of this city include citrus fruits and rice. Also it is a hub for rug-weaving and production of wooden logs and coal.

The port of Noshahr is one of Iran’s connecting routes with Central Asian countries, via the Caspian Sea, and during the recent years through this port wide-scale commercial relations have been established between Iran and the Caspian Sea littoral states. From this Iranian port; caviar, meat, fish, shoes, dried fruits, handicrafts, and a number of industrial goods are exported to a number of Central Asian and European countries, while also a number of goods are imported to Iran.

Iran is a large country and one can find beautiful regions all across this country.

One of these beautiful regions is the village of Kandelous; one of thousands of pretty villages situated on Alborz foothills within a forested region of Mazandaran Province. This village is located 75 kilometers southeast of the city of Noshahr.

This village is situated in a pretty valley, engulfed by the Alborz Mountain Range. Its altitude is 1650 meters above the sea level.

This village is densely populated and is situated on a mild slope of Alborz foothills. The roads of this village are covered with cobblestone. The ancient houses are two-storey buildings with a sloped roof. The mud walls, small balconies, wooden windows, and simple architecture have added the beauty of this village. The construction materials used in ancient houses are stones, mud, sun-dried mud and wooden logs. However, cement, plaster, bricks, and iron have been consumed in the construction of the new houses of this village.

The population of this village drops in winter and rises in summer, due to the mild climate of this region. The economic mainstays of the residents of this village are agriculture, animal husbandry, and horticulture. A number of villagers are engaged in the service and handicrafts sectors. Wheat, barley, apples, peaches, and walnuts are produced in this village, while traditional animal husbandry and poultry breeding are also common place in this village. The climate and appropriate geographical position of this village have set the stage for production of different types of flowers and herbs. The production of herbs is one of the main sources of income of these villagers. Meanwhile, the clothing of the residents of this village is similar to other rural regions of Mazandaran Province.

According to archeological findings, the history of this village dates back to the third millennium BC. This village has been witness to different civilizations throughout a number of historical periods and is home to remains of Iran’s civilization in the pre- and post-Islamic eras. The presence of Zoroastrian cemeteries and ancient dishes and objects that have been discovered in this region manifest the glittering civilization of this region of Mazandaran Province in ancient times. The Qajarid King, Naser Ed-Din Shah, in his memoirs, has referred to his visit to this region. The acclaimed Iranian painter, Kamal Ul-Mulk, who accompanied Naser Ed-Din Shah in this visit, has also drawn a picture of this village which is kept at “Saaheb Qaraanieh” Museum.

The village of Kandelous, which is situated in a pretty valley, engulfed by Alborz Mountains, maintains a scenic landscape. The herb farms, fruit orchards, green altitudes of Alborz Mountain Range, mild climate, and mineral water springs have made this village highly attractive. In addition to scenic landscape, the presence of the museums of anthropology and herbs has contributed to this village’s rise to fame.

The villagers of this region are very hospitable. The cultural complex of Kandelous is constructed in two floors and maintains a 400-meter foundation. It is situated on foothills of Alborz Mountains. Any visitor, who enters this building, sees an inscription, which has elaborated on the motivation behind establishment of this complex.

This cultural complex has been designed by engineers and has been constructed with the assistance of villagers, with the intention of promotion of the original and indigenous culture of the region.

The items kept in this cultural complex are classified in different sections. They include rural clothing and ornaments, statues, traditional paintings, metallic, wooden and ceramic dishes and tools, chinaware, and rural tools dating back from 2nd millennium BC to the Qajarid era. The handwritten copy of the Holy Qoran and collections of poems are part of this valuable treasure.

One of the tourist attraction sites of this village is its herbs museum, which was founded in 1986. This museum, for the first time in Iran, staged a botanic orchard in an area covering ten hectares.

This museum has cultivated 250 species of valuable genetic plants in Iran, producing and supplying different herbs and exporting them to countries across the world.

Overall, Kandelous Village, due to its museums of anthropology and herbs, and its tourist attraction sites is one of the top tourist destinations. In fact, thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists visit this village every year.

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