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Yakh-morad Cave

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:03 am
by Shahram
Introduction:Yakh-morad Cave (Persian: غار یخ مراد)

Known for its stalactites, the cave is located near the villages of Azadbar and Kohneh Deh (کهنه ده) in Gachsar, Alborz province.


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Location: Alborz province

Walking path length: About 5 km



Days of trip: 1 Day from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 3-4 hr driving from Tehran to Kohne Deh village, then 5-6 hr to see cave and back)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: Feb and Mar

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Moderately Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes, waterproof shoes, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: Inside the Cave Yes

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: No

Village: Yes

Shop: In village Yes

Gasoline: No


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How to get there:
1- Go to West terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Chaloos and Get off bus in Gachsar
3- Take a taxi from Gachsar to Kohne Deh village


Nearest airport: There is no airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: There is no station less than 100 km


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Re: Yakh-morad Cave

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:33 pm
by Parvaneh
Yakh Morad Cave is one of the ideal destinations for winter tourism and Norouz (the Iranian New Year holidays lasting from March 21-April 2). It offers a good opportunity for ecotourists to visit this beautiful cave.

Known for its stalactites, the cave is located near the villages of Azadbar and Kohneh Deh in Gachsar, Alborz province, the Persian daily Iran wrote.

The cave’s stalactites are in best shape during Feb. 19-April 19. Due to the cave’s cool interiors, the stalactites remain until June.

Located 65 km from Tehran, the cave is 2,640 meters above sea level.

Even Kohneh Deh Village has numerous natural attractions. Since the village has been ruined and evacuated several times due to flooding and was inhabited again, it came to be known as Kohneh Deh (meaning Old Village).

How to Get There

Visitors should travel via Chalous Road to reach the cave. After traveling 60 km and passing through Nesa Village, they reach a bridge that terminates at a dirt road. After traveling a further 12 km, they reach a crossroad, to the left of which is Azadbar Village and to its right is the cave.

According to experts, the cave belongs to Mesozoic Era (251 to 65 million years ago).

Yakh Morad Cave’s entrance is three meters wide and eight meters high. It has four stories in a section. Because of the large number of cavities (trenches), nobody has explored all of them yet.

The cave has three main passages, an icy pool and a waterfall. It also has tunnels, corridors, trenches and wells. Its floors, walls, and ceilings are covered with ice.



Apocryphal Stories

There are numerous stories about the cave. Some villagers believe that the cave’s stalactites help fulfill desires.

They say if a visitor makes a wish while touching the stalactites, the wish will be fulfilled when the stalactite melts in summer.

Residents of Kohneh Deh claim people have recovered from illnesses and diseases have been cured after eating the cave’s ice.



Other Alborz Attractions

Karaj, the central city of Alborz province, has traditionally been considered a tourist spot, particularly by Tehran’s residents.

It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and its natural attractions are well known.

The beautiful Alborz Mountains and its eye-catching landscape appeal to visitors.

The stony fire temple at Takht-e-Rostam belonging to Parthian and Sassanian eras, as well as Soleimanieh Palace, Shah Abbasi Caravanserai and the mausoleum of Shahzadeh Soleiman are among Karaj’s cultural heritage.

Karaj is also the starting point for a pleasant drive along the spectacular road passing through the Alborz mountain to the Caspian Sea.



Varian Village

Varian is a village in Aderan District in Asara County. In the 2006 census, its population was 238 in 66 families.

The village was originally located near Karaj Dam. Following the dam’s construction, the village was relocated to higher grounds. It is only accessible through a waterway.



Taleghan

Taleghan is an amazing old town near Karaj with stunning lakes and mountains.

In fact, Taleqan is also rich in culture and history. There are numerous pre Islamic and medieval fortresses.

The most famous are Arjang Qal’e, Qal’e Keiqobad, Qal’e Mansour and Qal’e Dokhtar. There is a graveyard dating back to Iron Age and several tombs around the town.

A glacier is located near Khodkavand Village near Taleqan. The town itself has a very old texture and most of its buildings belong to several centuries ago.



Gachsar

Located on Chalus Road, the city is famous for its annual Tulip Festival.

The mountains and the road that runs through the forests have made it one of the most beautiful roads of Iran.

There are different types of traditional restaurants on its way, which let you enjoy various types of Iranian foods beside Chalous River.

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/ira ... urist-spot



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