Hampoeil cave or pigeon caveof Tabriz

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Hampoeil cave or pigeon caveof Tabriz

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:02 am

Introduction: Hampoeil cave or pigeon caveof Tabriz (Persian: غار کبوتر مراغه‬‎‎)

Location: 162 km from Tabriz city
Maragheh pigeon cave which is known Hampoeil cave, is located about 15 km southeast of Maragheh.
This cave in around rocky mountains is located in south and has about 1600 meters height from the Mourdi Chay’s riverbed. Cave entrance is 8 meters and the height of it is about 25 to 40 meters. The length and width of the first corridor of cave is almost 40 in 60 meters. At the beginning of the cave, there is an inscription in Russian language, which its history related to 1925. The importance of pigeon cave is because of its deep wells can be seen like great stone halls and steep rocky canyons. This cave is noteworthy more than other caves for speleologists, researchers and climbers who visit this area every year for take a trip.

Location: Maragheh City , East Azerbaijan Province,

Days of trip: (Without air plane) 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 9-11hr driving from Tehran to Maragheh City)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: March up to September.

Daily time visit: No

Difficulty level:

Requirements: -

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk:

Lost risk:

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


Hotel: in Maragheh City Yes

Shop: in Maragheh City Yes

Gasoline: in Maragheh City Yes

Village: Located near Maragheh City


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use train.
2- Take a bus ticket to Tabriz or Maragheh County.(Distance from Tehran to Tabriz is 620 Km) (Distance from Tabriz to Maragheh County is 135 Km)
3- Take a taxi from Maragheh city to Hampoeil cave.(Distance from Maragheh city to Hampoeil is 15 Km)

Nearest airport: Maragheh airport

Nearest train station:Maragheh station


Location on map:


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