Kerman City, Blend of History and Nature

Kerman City

Kerman City

Kerman City is one of the top 5 historical cities in Iran. Currently, it is the most important city in the southeastern quarter of the country. Kerman is the greatest rug and Pistachio nuts producer in the country.

City’s tourism benefits from unbelievably natural sights, where you can get from the lifeless Kerman desert with burning temperatures and dunes to a ski resort with just a 2-hour drive!

Aside from that, Kerman tourism is full of historical and unique sights, from the green Persian garden in the middle of the Kerman desert to Castles and citadels from the Middle Ages.

Kerman Bam Castle

Kerman Bam Castle

Kerman city’s climate changes by more than 20 degrees throughout the day and night. The weather during the summer is hot and dry, and in winter, it is very cold. The best time to visit Kerman City is late winter, spring, and autumn.

So, follow the Iran Travel Guide Center article to find out more about Kerman Tourism attractions:

How Can Travel to Kerman City

Airplane: Kerman City International Airport is located at the city’s western end. Daily flights to Tehran City, Yazd City, Isfahan City, Mashhad City, Tabriz City, Ahvaz City, and Shiraz City are from here. To get here using public transport, you can take city buses to the Parvaz Square stop.

Train: Kerman City Train station is located south of the city close to Kerman City Bus Terminal. Daily trains depart from here to Tehran City and Zahedan City.

Bus: The bus terminal is located close to the Train station. There are buses available to most of the major cities in the country.

Kerman City hotels and hostels

One of the cheapest options available, with low-quality service, is only recommended to solo travelers or backpackers.

Address: Qods Blv. Old Terminal Street.

Phone number: +9834 3251 5065

A mid-range option in Kerman city, with acceptable service quality.

Address: Sodooghi street

Phone number: +98341 2441411

Getting around in the Kerman city

The only public transport options in Kerman city are city buses and shared cabs. No subway or Bus Rapid Transit network in Iran (BRT) is available. Also, the taxi-hailing app, Snapp, is accessible here.

Kerman Tourism Attractions

Historically, Kerman is one of the top 5 cities in Iran. It was the capital during the Safavid Dynasty, with many structures, buildings, and Castles remaining.

Ganjalikhan Complex is the heart of the Kerman tourism attractions, with a Museum in the old Bathhouse and a Grand Mosque. Sa’nati Museum, Holy Defense Museum, and Zoroastrian Museum are also worth mentioning.

Kerman City is the land of brick structures. Some of the largest brick structures in the world are located here. Moayedi Ice Reservoir, Dokhtar Castle, and Ardeshir Castle are a number of them, the last two being more than 1800 years old.

Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Gonbad Jabaliyeh are where you can contact this religious community in Kerman city. Bazaar and Jameh mosque are other historical sites available inside the city.

The cities around Kerman City are also worth paying a visit to. Cities such as Bam, where the largest brick-made castle in the world used to exist before a catastrophic earthquake brought it down in 2003!

In Sirjan, the amazing stone garden is awaiting you. This garden is made of large pieces of stones hung from dead trees as a manifest of protest to the Anti-feudalism regulations a century ago.

In Mahan, just 35 km south of Kerman, you can see the Great Mahan Garden, an unbelievable green garden built in the middle of the Kerman desert.

shazdeh Mahan garden
shazdeh Mahan garden

Speaking of the Kerman Desert, it is an extraordinary sight you must visit. Shahdad Kalut is a place in the Kerman Desert different from any other place in the Kerman Desert and Iran, with high dunes and deep canyons, one of the top Kerman tourist attractions.

Believe it or not, you can ski in the freezing environment of Sirch (سیرچ) ski resort, just 2 hours away from the Kerman Desert and its mortal heat.

And last but not least is the Salt Lake of Mokhrage (دریاچه نمک مخرگه), close to Babak City. This amazing lake is 25 km in diameter and is only a couple of centimeters deep! The amazing reflection of the horizon in the lake has made locals call it “the natural mirror of the Kerman Desert.”

The water of this lake comes from the sudden Rain showers that happen during the rainy seasons, so you shouldn’t expect to be able to see this lake during the dry seasons.

Edible Kerman Tourism Attractions

Kerman tourism attractions continue to amaze you with the Fantastic local sweets and dishes. Zire polo, various Types of local Ash, and Mojar Kadu (only homemade) are the most famous Iranian Cuisine dishes available exclusively in Kerman City.

In Kerman, a special type of Faludeh is available, completely different from the Shirazi Faludeh. Komachi, Kolompeh, and Qutab are other Local Iranian sweets and Deserts from here. Most of the high-quality sweets are made and sold in the Grand Bazaar of Kerman.

Pate Kerman

Pate Kerman

Kerman City Souvenirs

Pate cloth is the most famous handmade good from Kerman city. Also, the best Pistachio nuts and Cumin produced in the country are from Kerman City and the surroundings.

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