Sistan and Balochestan province

Amazing province

This province is located at South – East of Iran; on the shores of the Oman Sea and the Indian Ocean. Its harbor is capable of hijacking ocean vessels and is a free trade zone in Iran. An old belief says Sistan and Baluchistan is the 11th land created by Ahura Mazda, Persian Ancient God. This province can be very interesting for adventurous travelers as it is a totally different place to rest of Iran. The food is more spicy , people have different religion, culture, costume and language. There are lots of attractions in this area that you could be interested in such as:

beautiful beaches

if you want to stay away from the crowd i definitely recommend you to visit these pretty, not crowded and clean beaches. you can spend hours and enjoy the stunning views to get energy again to continue your trip.

 

 

 

Mud fountains

Mud Fountains are one of the most amazing phenomena and tourism attractions in Sistan and baluchistan, Iran. There are three Mud Fountains in this area that are located in Kahir, Konarak and Khash, two of them are in the form of a hill and the other is volcano.

 

Darak Beach

Here is the intersection of the sea with the desert. Darak village and beach is one of the best places for nature, beach and seaside lovers. The beach and the amazing village of Zarabad, along with Oman Sea, is a destination where sand dunes, palm trees and blue sea in a frame together create fantastic scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martian Mountains

About 40 to 50 kilometers away from Chabahar, we find one of the wonders of Iran’s nature that is known as the Martian Mountains or Miniature.  Also, it is called Kalani or Aria in the Iran history and local language. Along the roadside, you can see another planet in front of you that can be easily touched.
Martian mountains color is various from gray to white and displays different color during the day due to daylight. This 4-5 million years old mountain has range of varying heights. Somewhere there are 5-meter-high Mountains and at another point, they are rising over 100 meters.

 

 

 

Beris port

Beris Fishing port is located in a village in Sand-e Mir Suiyan Rural District, Dashtiari District, Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,356, in 477 families.

Beris, which has recently turned into a fishing port, is located on the northern coasts of the Oman Sea. The Beris height is 10 meters from the sea level and the minimum depth of water is 4 meters. The village of Beris is a newly built village whose people migrated there from the old Bris 60 years ago. Due to the strategic location of Beris and being on the coast of the Oman Sea and having a fishing port and a pier, the people of surrounding villages have moved to Beris. The city of Beris is expanding day by day, and by conducting the new developing plan of Beris, it is almost a city and one of the largest villages in the province. All in all it makes Beris a great opportunity for local and international investment.

The port of Beris is mainly located on the layers of dense, semi-collapsible, sandstone of the third period of geology. The extrusions are visible in the range of rocky cliffs overlooking the southern coast.

One of the most important features of Beris Port is its unique scenery and unique pier which can play a significant role in attracting tourists from different cultures and help expanding ecotourism.

 

 

Gwatr port

Gwatr port is also a fishing port which is 100 km after Beris and pasabandar ports. it is on the border of Pakistan. There are lots of immigrant birds which always flying over the port looking for sea food. you can meet kind local people having smile all the time. Gwatr gulf is a protected area concerning being located the neighborhood of Hara forests.

Gando crocodile

One of the unique attractions of Sistan o Baluchistan province and heavenly beautiful Chabahar Port is the Iranian crocodile! These are very rare crocodile and believe it or not so kind, harmless and shy! These flat muzzle crocodiles, about 4-5 meters long with very strong tail and feet are called Gando by the locals. Gandos hunt fish, turtles and waterfowls for food.

Where exactly do Gandos live?

The main habitat of Gandos is a wide area in the rivers and lagoons of Bahoukalat in Chabahar Port, laid by the Oman Sea. This area is called the Gando refugee and 300 to 400 of these crocodiles are available here.

Gandos and the locals.

The beautiful thing is the peaceful coexistence between the Gandos and the local people of Chabahar. The local people consider Gandos as holy creatures, directly connected to holy water! They believe that once Gandos are extinct, a drought will conquer their lands. So the people provide water and food for them and refuse to hunt them in spite of the fact that they have a very precious skin and meat. These hard to catch Gandos sometimes like to drop in the locals’ houses especially after torrential rains, but the people don’t hurt them and wait until they leave the house!

Pink wetland

The pink wetland of Lipar is located just 200 meters from the northern edge of the Sea of Oman and south of a namesake village in Chabahar, in Sistan and Baluchistan province. The wetland is one of the alluring natural attractions of the area where those who are fond of the marine environment can catch a glimpse of beautiful scenery. What stands out about the wetland, which sits on the edge of Lipar’s seasonal lagoon 20 kilometers to the east of Chabahar, is its water which looks pink. This body of water which is 10 hectares in area accounts for 90 percent of herbal planktons in the region and is home to a large number of species, flora and fauna.

 

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