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Shafee Abaad of shahdad-Shafi abad Caravansary-Shafee Abad castle

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:02 am

Introduction:Shafee Abaad of shahdad-Shafi abad Caravansary-Shafee Abad castle (Persian:کاروانسرای شفیع آباد)

Shahdad is the centre of Shahdad district which includes smaller cities and villages such as Sirch, Anduhjerd, Chehar Farsakh, Go-diz, Keshit, Ibrahim Abad, Joshan and Dehseif. Shahdad is a quiet oasis town northeast of Kerman wedged between the Payeh Mountains and the southwestern fringe fo Dasht-e Lut desert. The driving distance from Kerman city to Shahdad is 95 km. The local climate is hot and dry. The main agricultural produce is date fruits and oranges.

Shahdad is mainly of interest as an entrée to the desert, although there are many castles and caravanserais at Shahdad and around. Examples are the Shafee Abaad castle and the Godeez castle. North of town the Aratta civilization village and dwarf humans are said to have existed since 6,000 BC. Shrine of Imam Zadeh Zeyd, south of town, is the most respected religious site of Shahdad. The oldest metal flag in human history was found in this city.

Kalut is considered the biggest cloddish town of the world. In Lut desert, 40 km away from Shahdad town, there is an 11000 km/s area in which uneven spots can be traced known as Kaluts. These are one of the main characteristics of the desert areas, resembling buildings from a distance.



Location: Shafee Abaad village- Shahdad, Kerman province.

Walking path length: Depends on your ability ! there is mile upon miles of desert.

Days of trip: 4 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Best time to visit: November to March

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer it is very hot.

Difficulty level: Depends on your ability ,Moderately easy...

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, satellite phone, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk:No

Rescue: You can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you.

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


Hotel: No hotel in the path, just a camp in Shahdad

Village: Located in Shafee Abaad village

Shop: in Shahdad Yes

Gasoline: in Shahdad Yes


How to get there:
1- Go to South terminal of buses in Tehran
2- Take a bus ticket to Kerman( Distance from Tehran to Kerman is 989 Km)
3- Get off bus in Kerman(10 hours in bus)
4- Take a taxi from Kerman to Shahdad (Distance from Kerman to Shahdad is 100 Km)
5- Take a taxi from Shahdad to Shafee Abaad village (Distance from Shahdad to Shafee Abaad village is 18 Km)

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km-Kerman airport

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km-Kerman station


Location on map:

Pictures of Lut desert:









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