Iran: Mapping the northwest

Iran: Mapping the northwest
A young couple steals quiet moments together near Ramsar town. The region borders the Caspian Sea and the Alborz mountains., Photo Credit: Priya Krishnamoorthy

Taking the road less travelled led to warm-hearted people, Bollywood fans and some beautiful locales of northwest Iran


December 08 , 2014
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A young couple steals quiet moments together near Ramsar town. The region borders the Caspian Sea and the Alborz mountains.
We reached Masuleh just as the cold night was setting in. This café owner, about to close for the day, happily served us some hot tea.
Masuleh is a quaint little mountain village with clay-walled houses and terraced roofs
The famous tree-lined pathway in Ramsar, a popular resort town by the Caspian Sea
While Iranians are expected to dress conservatively, a store in Rasht advertises good bargains for fashion-conscious people in the city centre
Stone steles at the Shahr Yeri archaeological site near Meshgin Shahr. The site is said to be more than 3,000 years old.
Aishwarya Rai immortalised in the weaves of the world-famous carpets of Iran at Tabriz Bazaar
Kandovan, an ancient village, almost a twin to Turkey--s famous Cappadocia, with its cave-like homes that have been carved into cone-shaped rocks due to volcanic activity
A door carved into the volcanic rock in Kandovan
Iranian women at big city centres like Tehran are very stylish despite the strict dress code
A young shepherd in the hills near Tonekebon -- the Alborz mountains offer many unexplored hiking routes for adventure-seekers
A caravanserai now turned into a restaurant at Zanjan

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