Kaluts and Shahzadeh Garden Tour
Our journey starts in the morning in Kerman City and we move to a town in the southeast of Kerman Province. Not many people are aware of the beauty of Mahan Town and its wonderful nature and pleasant climate. Shahzadeh Garden or Shazdeh Garden, one of the greatest and most elegant Persian gardens, is located 2 km from this town.
Shahzadeh Garden was built by the order of a commander, Mohammad Hasan Khan in the Qajar era. As the garden is placed on the silk road, it has been outstanding for a long time.
Shahzadeh Garden is nowadays registered on UNESCO Heritage Sites. It’s like a paradise in a desert. Towering trees and flowing streams in the heart of this desert area are like miracles. The reason is snow melting of nearby mounts and qanats (traditional Persian way to extract water from the ground).
Afterward, we move to Sirch Village. Visit one of the oldest trees (cypress) in the world. Leaving this place, let’s visit qanats on the way and know how they work since old times.
Let’s head to the largest arid area and desert of Iran, Lut Desert. After some time drive, the flora is less seen and you face a pure area full of sand dunes. The scenery is jaw-dropping as you may assume its a fantasy. Relax in this peaceful land and enjoy the art of nature. You can take awesome snapshots and fulfill your travel dreams.
For some years, this region has got the hottest temperature of the earth and this makes Kaluts in Shahdad noticeable. Kaluts are the sandy mounts formed by the act of wind, soil and rain and erosion for many years. You may think someone took time and shaped them but they are all naturally made. Another charm in this desert is Nebkas. Nebka is a phenomenon similar to kaluts, but the plant is involved too. The wind moves sand in the air, as the plant is wet, especially after rain, it absorbs sand around. After year of erosions, a vase-shaped is formed and on top, the plant appears. Due to different allures, part of Lut Desert is registered on UNESCO Sites.
Also watch the egg-shaped hills and the salty river which flows to Shahdad Town. This river is so salty as it has gone a long distance to reach kaluts.
Let’s visit the ancient caravansaries in the desert which get you familiar with the culture and history of the area. We move back to Kerman afterward and reach there before noon.