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  • Travel guide to Mashhad

    Travel guide to Mashhad : Mashhad is the second most populous city and now it has become a metropolis and also due to being a pilgrimage city and the eighth brightest star in the sky, the province has a lot of travelers.

    Of course, the tourist city of Mashhad has many spectacular attractions that make the trip more memorable for you. Make a figure for yourself.

    Travel guide to Mashhad
    Travel guide to Mashhad

    Geographical location of Mashhad

    In the northeast of our beloved country, a province called Khorasan Razavi, whose center is Mashhad, with an area of ​​351 km, the population of this city is almost more than three million people and annually has about thirty million passengers from inside and outside the country. The neighbors of this city are connected to Kalat from the north, to Torbat-e Jam from the east and to Neishabour from the west. The city of Mashhad includes five cities named Torqabeh, Malek Abad, Shandiz, Razavieh, Mashhad and 13 villages and also consists of four central parts and Razavieh and Torqabeh and Ahmadabad. The language of the noble people of this city is Persian along with the dialect and dialect of Mashhad, which is known as Dari Persian. The literature of great poets such as Ferdowsi, Attar and Khayyam is also the same dialect of Mashhad.

    Historical background of Mashhad

    Old name of Mashhad

    The old name of Mashhad was Sanabad, of course, before Imam Reza (AS) was martyred here. People became known as Mashhad. In the same years, people built their houses around the shrine out of respect for this dear and strange Imam, and over time, modern Mashhad was formed. The word Mashhad actually means the place or place of martyrdom. During the reign of Nader Shah Afshar, Mashhad was named as the capital of Iran.

    Mashhad weather and the best travel season

    In terms of geographical location, this region has a variable climate but is more temperate and cold and dry. Summers of Mashhad are hot and dry and the average temperature is 42 and 43 and winter is very cold and humid and the average temperature is 19 and 20 degrees below zero. .

    According to the temperature, it can be said that the best time to travel to this city is in spring and autumn, when the temperature is very mild. In summer, many travelers come to this city due to the holidays, which increases due to the crowded prices of hotels and inns.

    But in winter, due to the cold and busy work, less people travel here and this makes the prices look more reasonable. If you are planning to travel to this beautiful city, you should go there at the end of each season to enjoy the discounts at the end of the season.

    If you are going to Mashhad for fun and sightseeing, in summer it is the best opportunity to go to the water park and enjoy it. Note that holidays such as the martyrdom of Imam Reza (AS), Eid al-Fitr, Nowruz, Tasua and Ashura in Mashhad and the shrine of Imam Reza (AS) are very crowded and crowded. As a result, the best time to travel to Mashhad and buy a plane ticket is in late spring and early autumn, and if the cold there does not bother you, winter is very lonely.

    How to travel to Mashhad?

    Among the ways to travel are trains, private cars and planes

    Travel to Mashhad by train

    It is considered to be the most convenient, the prices vary according to the type of train, but it is possible to reduce the cost of travel by train.

    From the cities of Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, Shiraz, Rasht, Qom, Zanjan, Qazvin, Kerman, Bandar Abbas, Yazd, Zahedan, Khorramshahr and cities that have railway stations along these railways, you can experience traveling by train.

    Travel to Mashhad by car

    To travel by car from Tehran to Mashhad, there are two routes that you must choose, one is Mazandaran Road, one is Shahroud Road. Shahroud Road is more desert because you have to pass through Garmsar, Semnan, Shahroud and Neishabour, but sooner to the destination. It arrived on its own.

    Mazandaran road should go to Amol city first, to go to Amol you have to cross Hezar or Firooz Kooh road, Hezar road is more dangerous in winter but it arrived 15-20 minutes earlier. And after Amol, you have to go to the cities of Babylon, Sari, Gorgan, Bojnourd and Chenaran, which later reached Mashhad. This route reached the destination later in time.

    Travel to Mashhad by plane

    It is the easiest and fastest option for traveling by air, although it costs a lot, but it is one of the most popular travel options. You will reach your destination in less than an hour and a half.


    Hotels and accommodation in Mashhad

    In this city, because it has a lot of travelers, it has a variety of ordinary hotels up to five stars and suites and airports. Each of these, in turn, has special features and location also has a huge impact on its price. Here are some of these places:

    Three-star hotels include: Atlas Hotel, Ferdowsi Hotel, Sahra Hotel, Tehran Hotel and…

    Four star hotels including: Parsian Hotel, Iran Hotel, Ferdows Hotel, Toos Hotel, Asia Hotel and…

    Five-star hotels include Pars Hotel, Homa Hotel, Golden Palace Hotel in Mashhad, International Palace Hotel in Mashhad, Pardisan and….

    Apartment hotels include Golden Green, Golden Green, Zagros and هتل

    Mashhad hosts include Bastan, Mashaheer, Heydari and…

    Travel guide to Mashhad
    Travel guide to Mashhad

    Sights and tourism of Mashhad

    Natural attractions include: Shandiz, Chalidreh, Haft Hoz Valley, Torqabeh, Cheshmeh Gilas, Kuh Sangi Park, Botanical Garden, Vakilabad Garden

    Exciting amusements: Land of Blue Waves, Iranian Water Park, Sunny Beach and Roaring Waves, Professor Bazima Science Park, Museum of Earth Sciences, Shadi Park Mountain

    Historical and cultural attractions: The most important holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Gohar Shad Mosque, Malek Historical House, Bread Museum, Tomb of Hakim Abolghasem Ferdowsi, Mashhad National Garden, Masrood Quds Church