Lorestan: The land of waterfalls

Lorestan is a mountainous province in the west of Iran. The high amount of participation and water have created an area with a large number of natural tourist spots such as waterfalls, lakes, plains, and mountains. Because of the beautiful waterfalls of the area the Lorestan Province is called “the lands of waterfall”. We invite you to visit the following natural tourist spots in Lorestan Province:

Gahar Lake:

After hours of walking to reach there a spectacular view of lake will appear in front of you. A calm place for rest and adventure. The lake turns to a glacial lake in the cold months. However, to visit the Gahar Lake, the best months are May and Jun when the access rout is ornamented with anemones and fritillaries.

Bisheh Waterfall:

a great and must see waterfall with 48 m length. The waterfall is among a beautiful mountains. The only way to access the area is by the train. Besides, the water falls into a huge pool. There is suitable places to stay and rest.

Snow Tunnel:

Snowfall in successive years has created 800 meters of snow tunnel. The tunnel is located in a valley, and convey the snowmelt to the following village in the warm days of spring and summer.

Poldokhtar ponds:

a collection of 11 ponds in the Poldokhtar, Lorestan. The ponds are a suitable place for the migratory birds such as mute swan, coot and stork. Hunting is forbidden in this places. Some of these ponds are partly covered with reeds.

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle:

A castle constructed in the Sassanid era (1800 years ago). The castle was used as the seat of the government and then used as a fortress. Geographically, the castle is above the rocky cliffs with a good view of valley. Besides, The Golestan Spring water flow from the northern mountains. The current situation of castle shows the castle has been extended during the different periods, especially Qajar to Safavid periods.

Soltani Mosque of Borujerd:

One of the largest traditional mosques of Iran. The Soltani Mosque is rebuilt in the Qajar era, 1832. The interior of the mosque is designed with tile work, stucco and muqarnas. The usage of colors in created an eyeful worship place.

Shapoori Bridge:

The remains of a historical bridge dating back to the Sassanid era. At the time, the bridge connected the West of Lorestan, and the Falak-ol-Aflak Castle to the capital of Persia, Ctesiphon. Stone is used as the major material for construction

Shirez Canyon:

The solution of carbonate rocks in water has formed a wonderful canyon. The Canyon includes a cave, called God’s bridge, which has signs of cavemen. In addition, the cave houses a river whose water is cool, but also have other beautiful attractions such stalactites. There are numerous springs in the canyon way and a picturesque plain.