Khansar City-Shahr e Khonsar-Khaansaar

Khansar City-Shahr e Khonsar-Khaansaar

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:43 am

Introduction:Khansar City-Shahr e Khonsar(Persian:خوانسار)

This city has a beautiful landscape and has been home to many Ulema and senior clerics, such as Aqa Hussein Khansaari, popularly known as Allamah Khaansaari, Aqa Jamal Khaansaari, Seyed Mohammad Taqi Khaansaari, and Seyed Ahmad Khaansaari. It has also been home to numerous calligraphers such as the contemporary calligrapher, Yadollah Kabuli Khaansaari. Moreover, Adib-e Khaansaari, Mahmoud Khaansaari, and Andalib Khaansaari are celebrated musicians who have been born in this region.

This city is situated in a narrow valley on the foothills of Qebleh and Golestan Mountains, next to Khaansaar River.

Given the high altitude of this city, it maintains a mild climate in summers and chilly winters. The location of this city on high-altitude foothills, and its numerous rivers and streams has further improved the climate of this city.

Its meadows are used as summer quarters of Isfahan Province, and this region is home to numerous farmlands and orchards.

Experts believe that presence of numerous streams in this region is the reason behind the evolution of this city. In fact, there are 450 streams in Khaansaar valley, which are the source of stream currents in the city of Khaansaar.

In his visit to this city, the foreign tourist, William Jackson, has noted: “In my memory, the city of Khaansaar is home to many hills, several streams and rivers, green landscape, and pretty orchards. It has many tourist attraction sites and is situated in a narrow gorge, engulfed by tall mountains.

Natural beauties are not limited to the city of Khaansaar. There are numerous tourist attraction sites in its surroundings. “Golestan Kooh” is a beautiful region, located 15 kilometers from this city.

Golestan Kooh is an appropriate summer quarter, maintains a mild climate and a green landscape. It is covered with locoweeds, tulips and many other types of flower. In the spring season, this scenic region is filled with tulips. These flowers grow between locoweed bushes and over rocks and are used as herbal plants, while enchanting all visitors with their enormous beauty.

The green landscape, pretty meadows, and flowers that cover the entire region have long made this city into one of the main centers for apiculture. Today, hundreds of tons of honey are annually produced in this city and many families’ livelihood depends on apiculture.

Now that you became familiar with the geographical position and natural beauties of this city, you should know that the city of Khaansaar is also home to valuable historical monuments, which belong to ancient times.

Based on the travel book of Russian researcher and tourist, Cherikov, the city of Khaansaar dates back to almost 400 years ago. During the Safavid era, it was one of the important centers of science, literature, and industry. Safavid rulers paid special attention to this city and therefore handicrafts and workshops were promoted in this city. For instance, there have been numerous active oil extraction, chintz making, pottery, wool-weaving, and carpet-weaving workshops in this city.

There are also numerous mosques, holy shrines, and tombs in this city which belong to Safavid era. The most important of tombs is the Tomb of Pir-e Khaansaar”, which is popularly known as “Baba Khaansaar”. He was one of the mystics and senior Islamic scholars, who was laid to rest in this tomb.

This city’s Ja’ameh Mosque is also another ancient monument, situated southeast of this city, which dates back to 350 years ago. It covers an area of 3,000 sq meters. It is covered with plasterworks especially at its altar.



Location: Khansar City, Isfahan province

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

Best time to visit: No limit, but spring is b best time.

Daily time visit: No Limit

Difficulty level: Easy

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

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: You can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


Hotel: Yes

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes

Village: Located in Khansar city


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or south terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use train.
2- Take a bus ticket to Khansar(Distance between Tehran and Khansar is 387 Km)

Nearest airport: Isfahan airport

Nearest train station: No Station less than 100 Km


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