Chitgar Lake, or the Lake of the Persian Gulf Martyrs, is Iran’s largest artificial lake. It is the ideal place for cycling, hiking, picnics, memorable walks, and romantic dates. Moreover, recreation and excursions in Chitgar Lake are available throughout the year. During the hustle and bustle of urban life, in addition to traveling to northern cities, which costs a lot of time and money, the capitalists can travel to Lake of Chitgar in a short time and enjoy the beauty of nature. The tourist complex, located west of Tehran and surrounded by towers, evokes a sense of being in one of the coastal cities when tourists are there because a cool breeze blows from the lake.
Iran travel guide center will provide you with more information about the Chitgar area and its Lake.
A piece of brief information about the Lake of Chitgar
This lake, also known as the Persian Gulf Martyrs, was built to soften and reduce pollution on the northwest of Tehran. It contains various recreational and welfare facilities frequented by many people daily because it is close to many of Tehran’s major attractions. The Lake area is 130 hectares, and 120 hectares of recreational space have been built next to it.
If you do not use the recreational and non-free facilities of the complex, sightseeing around the lake is free, which is one of the benefits of this lake. This is one of the most famous Tehran attractions, which is very popular due to parking, WC, restaurants, a prayer hall (north), a musical fountain, and a pergola (west of the lake).
Where is the Lake of the Persian Gulf Martyrs?
Chitgar Lake is an artificial lake northwest of Tehran, located in the Chitgar Forest Park. From the south, the lake is bordered by Hamedani (Hakim) highway, from the north by Hemmat highway, from the east by Azadegan highway, and from the west by the residential fabric of District 22 of Tehran Municipality.
Metro access to Lake of Chitgar
To reach Chitgar by Tehran metro, simply take one of the trains on the Sadeghieh-Golshahr line, get off at Chitgar metro station, then take the bus to Shahid Bagheri town to reach the lake.
How to access Chitgar Lake in other ways
Apart from the metro, the Lake of Chitgar is also accessible by bus, taxi, and private vehicle. You can also take buses to Chitgar Lake. In addition to the Chitgar subway bus terminal, you can use the Darya town bus at the Sadeghieh bus terminal and get off at Jozani station about 30 minutes later.
If you are a resident of Shariati, Mirdamad, and Tajrish streets, you should go to the three ways of the mint (Hemmat-Shariati intersection) and take the CRT metro buses. The route of the Chitgar Hemmat-Shariati bus includes Hemmat Highway to Olympic Village, Dehkadeh Boulevard, Dehkadeh Square, Amir Kabir Boulevard, Bigdeli Street, Kuhak, and Chitgar Metro Terminal. Then you have to take another bus to reach the lake.
You can reach this beautiful complex faster and easier by visiting the Chitgar Lake taxi station in the Chitgar terminal.
If you use a private car to visit Chitgar Lake, depending on your location in Tehran city, you can enter the exit of Chitgar Lake from Shahid Kharazi Highway and reach your destination. You can also go to Bamland through Shahid Hakim Highway, Kashan Boulevard, Azadegan Freeway, Hava Nirooz Street, and the Chitgar Lake parking lot. From the west, through 45 meters of the municipality, Azadshahr road, Shahid Mirkamali street, it is possible to access the lake.
If you are going to Chitgar Lake from Karaj, you should enter Azadegan Highway to the north through Karaj Road; Then, you have to drive on Kharazi Highway, Kashan Boulevard, Moj Square, and finally Moj Street.
What is Chitgar entertainment?
In addition to the beautiful nature of Chitgar Lake, there are many entertainments for visitors that everyone can use and enjoy according to their taste and interest. Here are some of them:
One of the fun pastimes of Chitgar Lake is boating, for which you can use the west or east pier; Especially the possibility of watching the fish and birds of the lake doubles this pleasure. The east port is located on Bamland, and the west port is situated on Milad Boulevard. The whole lake is insured, and a life jacket is provided when boarding the boat. In addition, people over 90 kg, pregnant women, and children under 14 years (alone) are not allowed to boating. Swimming is prohibited in this lake.
Fishing is also one of the fascinating pastimes of BamLand and the Lake. It is possible to use the services and facilities of the fishing club for those who are interested. It is also possible to save money by joining this club.
Cycling is an appealing sport and recreation that can be enjoyed in a beautiful environment such as Chitgar Lake. It is now possible to ride an electric bicycle or advanced gear bicycles on the Chitgar cycling track.
You can rent bicycles at the west and east entrances of the lake. Depending on the bicycle’s model, renting a bike varies from 20 thousand to 50 thousand tomans per hour.
Chitgar Lake’s rocky shore is one of the best and most beautiful parts of this complex, which sometimes creates an exciting feeling for visitors due to the presence of ducks. There are no fences or guards here, so you can easily play in the water and go near the water.
Chitgar Amusement Park
There are several exciting attractions at Chitgar Lake, built by Germany, Netherlands, and Italy, including a horror park safari, a sky jumping track, a giant carousel, and more.