Chabahar is a port in the coast of Gulf of Oman in Sistan and Baluchestan province, south east of Iran. Chabahar literary means four springs which refers to the moderate temperature and mild spring climate of this port. Since Chabahar is a free trade zone, this area has improved as an international trade center which connects the markets of southern Asia to the Middle East and central Asia. The majority of residents of Chabahar port are the local ethnic Baluch of Iran who speak their own Baluchi language.
The antiquity of Tis (Tiz), which is a village near the Chabahar Port, dates back to 2500 BC and Alexander the Great’s conquest, as an exchange and trade center. Tis was later destroyed by the Mongol invaders. The Portuguese attacked Makran (Oman) Sea, and invaded Tis and Chabahar Port during the 17th century. During the kingdom of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, a modern naval and base camp was constructed in Chabahar Port in order to make this spot a main power in the Indian Ocean.
In general, Chabahar has a hot and humid weather. In winter this place receives scattered rainfall in result of western winds, and the Indian monsoon has caused Chabahar to have the coolest summers and the warmest winters among the southern ports of Iran. The average maximum temperature is 34°C, while the the minimum temperature is about 21.5 °C.
Chabahar is a wonderful unknown destination, which even most of the Iranians do not know that much about. Chabahar is an excellent place to know more about Baluchistan culture, meeting Baluchi people, visiting historical sights and breathtaking natural sights and Oman Sea which is amazing for water sports like scuba diving and enjoying the lovely sunrise and sunset.
The Lipar Lagoon (Lipar Wetland)
This lagoon is located 15 kilometers away from the Chabahar Port and is known for its reddish and pink color. Locals call this natural attraction the Pink Lake.
The miniature mountains
Also known as the Martian mountains, this geo-tourism attraction is created by the erosionsa which created an eye-catching view, which looks like the mountains and rock painted in Iranian miniature paintings and the mountains on Mars.
Mud volcano fountains (Gel Afshan)
This amazing natural phenomenon is hills on top which mud bubble are created and exploded on the surface. The contents of Gel Afshan include turbine, petroleum mud, sulfur and etc. and it has various therapeutic benefits.
Gando Crocodiles (Mugger Crocodiles)
This creature is found in Sistan o Baluchestan Province, by Bahookalat River, Sarbaz River, and Chabahar. The locals call it the Gando Crocodile and believe that it brings them blessing and happiness, therefore they do their best to keep them fed and alive.