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Nour County is among Iran’s favorite tourist destinations. Most of the cities in northern Iran enjoy special popularity among Iranian and foreign tourists and are usually crowded during holidays.
Proximity to the Caspian Sea (Wikipedia), dreamy rainy weather, dense forests and other natural attractions are some of the reasons why these cities are very popular among people.
History of Nour County
Nour is in the western part of the province. The story says that the city was once called “Rostam Dar” and once served as the capital of the Romans. The modern name of Nour derives from a river of the same name that flows from the Alborz mountain range and empties into the Haraz River.
In Nour, we discover both the central parts of the Alborz massif and the wetlands, two factors which give the region a mild and favorable climate.
Here, we will introduce you to a number of natural attractions, including waterfalls, forests and lakes, that should not be missed during your visit to the region:
Ab Pari Waterfall
The Ab Pari waterfall is one of the most spectacular attractions located five kilometers from the town of Nour and close to the town of Royan.
The scenic spot was not a waterfall by nature, but became one due to landslides, water flows, and falling mountain rocks.
The forest park, with an area of 3,600 hectares, is considered one of the largest of its kind in the entire Middle East and is one of the main parks of its type in Iran.
The beautiful intertwined trees in the forest have created unique landscapes that make good scenes for nature photography. Spring and summer are the best seasons for visiting the region and camping.
Kashpol Forest Park
Kashpol Forest Park is one of the tourist attractions around the city of Noor, located 5 kilometers from the Nour-Chamestan road. The vegetation of the park, with an area of about 7200 hectares, is made up of alders, oaks, maples, myrtles and Persian ironwood.
In ancient times, there were pellet kilns in the area, which justifies the presence of iron ore in its rivers and made it one of the most peculiar sites of Nour.
You’d better choose autumn and spring to visit this beautiful forest so as not to miss the details.
The beautiful waterfall is located in the area of Kojur and the famous Nahr Roudbar gorge.
The area between Kajur and Sigangan is a historical site. To visit the waterfall, you must start the journey from Kajur before entering the coal mine road.
In fact, the waterfall is located in the Sisangan Forest Park, which is not only one of the largest in Mazandaran, but also the largest boxwood shrub forest in the Middle East.
Sisangan waterfall is located in an untouched green area, and in spring and summer, it is considered one of the best places in Nour for hiking, nature tourism and enjoying the green and beautiful forests of Mazandaran province. .
Haram Ow Waterfall
The dream waterfall is located on the road from Chamestan to Lavij and Nour City. It is one of the most beautiful and pristine attractions in this region.
Local villagers believe that the water flowing from the waterfall has healing powers. You can even see villagers drawing water from the site if you visit the area.
The name given to the waterfall (which means “holy water” in the local dialect) is rooted in the same belief that the waters are blessed with a healing effect.
To reach the Haram Ow waterfall, take the road from Nour to Ab Pari. You will get there after passing by the Ab Pari waterfall.
The waterfall is located south of the village of Vanoosh in the heart of the green heights of Gholvi Kala. It is located 10 kilometers west of Nour, next to a diversion from the Nowshahr-Nour coastal road.
The Vanoosh area is home to many small and large waterfalls, three of which are more famous. These three waterfalls are frequented by groups of mountaineers.
The first waterfall has a height of about 15 meters and a pond with a depth of about one meter. The second and largest waterfall is about 40 meters high and has a pond with a depth of 4 meters.
The third is 15 meters high, while the depth of the pond is one meter.
If you visit the area for technical descents, you must respect the safety measures and know how to swim.
Sava Sareh Waterfall
The Sava Sareh waterfall is located near the village of Baladeh and is 100 meters high. The waters descend with great speed and pressure, creating a unique beauty there.
The lake is located in Chamestan, eight kilometers from Nour and three kilometers from the main road.
Elimalat Lake has one of the most beautiful and impressive landscapes you can see, as it is located in the heart of the forest, where the climate is very mild and cool.
Elimalat is the choice of many who are interested in nature painting and photography.
The lake is home to trout and Amur fish and those interested in fishing can spend hours in peace and quiet spinning their hooks in the crystal clear water.
Anglers are sometimes surprised when they see small goldfish on their hook. Locals traditionally leave their Nowruz table fish in the beautiful lake.
All seasons are ideal for visiting Lake Elimalat.
Now, here is a list of other Nour County attractions:
Nour County Historic Site
In addition to the pristine and beautiful nature of Nour, which we have introduced above, the city is also home to several historical tourist destinations.
Tamishan Palace is one of the most important sites in the city. The luxurious palace was built by order of Ashraf Pahlavi, the sister of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi, the country’s last monarch.
Another great historical site to visit is the house and tomb of Nima Youshij in the village of Yoush. Nima Youshij is a renowned Iranian poet, known as the “Father of Modern Poetry”.
His house is 200 years old and was built by his ancestors. Besides its grandeur, the structure is one of the finest monuments in Nour.
Emam Zaadeh Jamshid Kia Soltan is also one of the religious and historical sites of Nour, which dates back to the 9th century on the lunar calendar. It has also been included in the Iranian National Heritage List.
In addition to the sights listed above, you can also visit Rock Elephant in Lavij village, Poulad Baladeh Castle, Saint. Antoine Church and Khan-Baba-Khan Building.
More questions about Nour:
1. What is the best season to visit Nour?
Northern Iran is beautiful in all seasons. In winter it has a cooler climate than in spring and summer. However, the humidity is lower than in summer.
If you want to enjoy the rains or you want to travel in nature in the rain but you don’t like hot and humid weather, winter and autumn can be a good choice. Otherwise, we suggest spring.
2. What entertainment does the city offer in addition to natural and historical attractions?
Dasht-e Nour Entertainment Complex is one of the largest recreational facilities in Mazandaran, which was built in three phases, comprising villas and cottages.
The third phase, however, includes unique entertainment facilities including cafes, restaurants and sports complexes such as football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis and mini golf courts. , etc.
There are also indoor and outdoor pools for tourists in the complex.
In Dasht-e Nour, there is a large lake, in an area of 4,000 square meters, where tourists can go fishing or boating.