Chabahar port is one of the cities of Sistan o Baluchistan Province and the only ocean port of Iran, located on the shores of the Oman Sea and the Indian Ocean, with a very special strategic and trading position. The untouched nature, mild pleasant weather, and tangible and intangible cultural heritages has caused the Chabahar Port to become a new booming travel destination among nature lovers and those who look for new experiences. Chabahr is an amazing winter destination, where you can enjoy professional surfing, photography, swimming, etc.
Because of the Monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean, the Chabahar Port has a temperate and tropical climate. This port has the warmest winters (around 19 degrees centigrade) and the coolest summers (around 31 degrees centigrade) among the southern ports of Iran. Totally this area experiences a very low contrast in climate during a year, and that is the reason it has been called Chabahar (Chahar Bahar), which mean four springs. But, the best time of year for visiting is from mid-October to late April.
Top Attractions to visit in Chabahar Port
From geological phenomena to scenic beaches, there are a lot of exotic and untouched attractions in Chabahar Port that leave visitors speechless.
The Martian Mountains
The Martian Mountains also called the Miniature Mountains are stretched from Kachoo region to Gwader Bay 40-50 kilometres away from the Chabahar, and are created as a result of the erosion of sedimentary materials and clay, causing it to have amazing and delicate forms and to be similar to the terrains on the Mars. The Martian Mountains of Chabahar are counted among the amazing Badlands of the world.
The Martian Mountains - Chabahar, Iran
The Beris Port
The Beris Port is one of the most popular and most amazing photography sport located 60 kilometers away from Chabahar, by the Oman Sea. This is also one of the most important fishing spots where hundreds of local boats are busy with traditional fishing. This beach is where the mountain rocks meet the sea and it offers a scenic memorable view especially when the sea is raging and the waves hit the rocks. Watching the sunset and the sunrise on the Beris Port rocks is one of the authentic experiences that you might have in Chabahar.
The Beris Port- Chabahar, Iran
Gel Afshan (Mud Volcano)
The Gel Afshan is one of the most amazing natural attractions and geomorphologic phenomena that you can visit by one hour driving from Chabahar. Gel Afshan is a 100-meter-high hill located in a vast desert, and on the top of the hill there is a gray mud surface which boils and creates mud bubbles. Some geologists believe that this hill is an active volcano, however some other say that this phenomenon has another reason.
Gel Afshan (mud volcano) - Chabahar, Iran
The Lipar Wetland, also known as the pink wetland is located on the Makran shores near Chabahar. This lake is fed by small rivers and its wonderful pink color is because of the planktons. During November when the population of Planktons is at its peak, this rare lake is completely pink and is wonderful to be visited. This wetland is home to many bird species and plants.
Lipar Wetland - Chabahar, Iran
The Traditional Bazaar
The traditional bazaars of Chabahr are lovely and vibrant places where you can meet locals and find stunning stuff like colourful embroidery textiles, handicrafts, and other souvenirs.
The traditional bazaar of Chabahar
Where to stay in Chabahar
Since Chabahar Port is becoming popular as a new tourism destination, you can find and book different convenient accommodations according to your budget and taste. You can stay at four-star hotels like the Lipar Hotel or the Laleh chain Hotel with about 35 USD (DBL room) or at 3-star hotels like the Venus Hotel and the Azar Hotel with 25 USD (DBL room).
Also for getting more connected with the locals who are known to be among the most hospitable people of Iran and experiencing a friendlier with a lower price, stay do not miss the chance of staying at an ecolodge. There are now many family-ran ecolodges in Chabahar that offer standard services and a lovely atmosphere.
Foods to Try in Chabahar Port
Sistan o Baluchistan and Chabahar Port has a rich food culture with diverse foods, sweets and beverages, and you can try them with very reasonable prices. From different kinds of sea food made with fresh fish, or traditional cuisines like Tabahag (rice and salted lamb meat), Tanoorcheh (lamb meat barbequed in oven), or Karak tea (milk, tea and spice), and desserts with dates, and also spicy street foods like Samosa and Pacora, there are a lot of tasty foods to try in Baluchistan.
Souvenirs to buy in Chabahar
There are many unique and amazing handicrafts that are produced in Chabahar and you can buy as souvenirs before leaving this memorable destination. Below are some of the most famous handicrafts you can buy here.
One of the most famous handicrafts is the embroidered textiles which is used in designing and weaving fancy Baluch female dresses. Baluch textiles are characterized with delicate geometric motifs and patterns ornamented with tiny pieces of mirrors. Today, Baluch textiles are widely used in designing modern dresses and outfits.
Baluch Textiles - Chabahar, Iran
Kalpurgan is an undiscovered town in Sistan o Baluchistan Province known for its unique potteries, which are produced with pinching method and ornamented with simple yet amazing tiny geometrical patterns. Kalpurgan pottery is a feminine art done by local women. You can find Kalpurgan potteries in Chabahar traditional bazaar.
Kalpurgan potteries - Chabahar, Iran
Wicker is one of the oldest handicrafts invented by humans and it is still produced in places where plants like dates or common reefs are grown. In Sistan o Baluchistan many of the locals are bust with weaving wicker products like baskets, boxes, underlays, etc. with palm tree leaf.
Wicker products - Chabahar, Iran
As mentioned before the wonderful and varied land of Chabahar is now growing as a popular destination and is an amazing destination for different activities like photography, culinary, water sports, relaxing, etc. If you are interested in visiting Chabahar and enjoying its wonders, contact us and ask for a Chabahar tour.