Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name “Iran” has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia. Both “Persia” and “Iran” are used interchangeably in cultural contexts; however, “Iran” is the name used officially in political contexts. The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), Iran has a population of around 78 million. Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The first dynasty in Iran formed during the Elamite kingdom in 2800 BC. Due to those reasons, Iran is rich with archeology and nature sites.

Following are 30 interesting places that can be found in Iran.

1. Oroomieh Lake, North Western Iran

. Outskirts of Shiraz – Iran

3. Saayeh khosh – Southern Iran

4. Chehel Sotoun Palace Pavilion – Isfahan

5. Layalestan – Gilan, Northern Iran

6. Vank Cathedral, Isfahan

7. Marble Palace, Tehran

8. Kohgiluyeh Boyer Ahmad Province – Iran

9. Bagh -e Eram Palace @ Gardens, Shiraz

10. Izeh – South – Western Iran

11. Aali Gaapou – Isfahan , Iran

12. Uramanat North, Western Iran

13. Chahar Bagh Avenue – Isfahan

14. Village of Roodbarak – Norhtern Iran

15. Lahijan – Guilan Province , Iran

16. Mansion in Mazanderan – Northern Iran

17. Margoon waterfall

18. Asalem – Khalkhal – Northern Iran

19. Oroumieh Lake – N.W. Iran

20. Traditional Persian outdoor tea house

21. White Bridge – Ahwaz, South-Western Iran

22. Waterfalls near Shiraz – Iran

23. A serene Lake in Guilan, Northern Iran

24. Winter night in Isfahan

25. Cottage in Northern Iran

26. Pear Orchard – Shiraz

27. Latian Lake near Tehran

28. Museum of Fine Arts, Tehran

29. Arg-e Kola Farangi – Birjand , Iran

30. Baluchestan province



babali ji,bahut sunder nature ki bahut sunder photo,sunder koshish hai.ghar baithon ko duniyan ghoomaa deti ho.thanxs 2 u

kalaiselvisblog said...

wow Babli... its really awesome... nice snaps... loved it...

Anonymous said...


interesting and informative post...

beautiful places

thanks for leaving a comment on my post

ashok said...

i have always read Persia is one of the most beautiful places on earth...your photographs confirm it.

Margaret Cloud said...

These are great pictures. I had no idea this country had such beautiful spots.

Rakesh Kumar said...

My God! It's so beautiful.

You have provided very good information of Iran with
beautiful pictures.Thanks to you,Babli.(now changed the name,so should I call Urmi).Your new profile picture looks beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. I did not know both Iran and Persia are same.

Jeevan said...

These photos changed the face of Iran, so far known about. Absolutely fantastic places! Thanks babli.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Wonderful collection. Isfahan is really a nice place. The rose garden over there were famous once upon a time.

Indrani Bagchi said...

Thanks Urmi...wish you & ur family merry Christmas too! Wonderful clicks...loved it!

Vetrimagal said...

Oh!.. Beautiful pictures and write up. Were they taken during your visit?

I have friends who lived there. They used to bring back such good memories of the places and the people. They were sad to leave the place, due to political upheavals.

MiniBinoy said...

never thot of Iran to be so beautiful.. some of the greenery rich pics reminded me of switzerland:).. wonderful shots ..thanx for sharing urmi:)

salman khan said...

Very nice Post.....