The enchanting forest of Saravan is only 17 km outside of Rasht city. It is one of the oldest, and thus, grandest forests in Gilan province. At about 1,500 hectares, this park stands up to 250 meters above sea level and acts as a major tourist magnet.
The forest is packed with trees and unique plant species. It also houses an incredibly wide range of wildlife. The two rivers that run through it plus the algae covered lake, give it that real mystical feeling that baffles every single person who visits.
Saravan park is one of a kind in so many ways. One of its key drawing points is its seasonal diversity throughout the year. During the spring and summer, the forest is green and lively. Throughout autumn, the woodlands turn into a festival of bright colors, and in wintertime, a white layer of snow covers every inch, creating a magnificently-white, heaven on earth. While you’re in the area, make sure to visit the Gilan Rural Heritage Museum, a complete and compact guide to the history and culture of Gilan.
This amazing piece of beauty, offers you all you need to free yourself from your everyday life and drown in wonder, quiet and solitude. The sounds of nature, the flow of water through the rivers and the spectacular scenery that soothes your soul, is exactly what you need after a long hike.