Morning at 0900 am you will pick up by your local guide and drive to bisotun , 30 km away from northeast of Kermanshah, there is a place with 28 National Heritage Sites named as Bisotun (or Behistun). The inscription of Darius dating back to Achaemenid dynasty is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The statue of Hercules with 147 cm height carved on the slope of the Bisotun Mountain is another distinguished historical work. Then visiting caravansary near Bisotun which is now a hotel . then back to Kermanshah eating lunch in kebab shops near taq-e Bostan , we will visit Another amazing must-see site in iran which is Taq-e Bostan. It is a collection of rock reliefs and inscriptions dating back to Sassanid era on the southwest of Kermanshah. It is composed of two arches in large and smaller sizes and some rock reliefs. The reliefs depict coronation of the kings Khosrow Parviz, Ardashir II, Shapur II, and Shapur III. An eye-catching landscape of mountains and a spring has turned this place into a pleasant attraction.
Excursion tour to kangavar
Morning at 0900 am you will pick up by your local guide and drive to kangavar ( 96 km) , In Kangavar, on an elevated rocky platform, is the remnants of a majestic structure which belongs to the pre-Islamic era and was known as Anahita temple . The name of this temple is depicted from Anahita (Nahid) who was a deity and guard angel of water, abundance and blessing. undefined Some believe that the structure dates back to the Parthian era, whilst upon this relic the evidences of this period and the early Islamic era can also be noted. According to scientific researches, the architectural characteristics of this temple have acquired inspiration from that of the Achaemenian age. The main structure of the Anahita temple is a quadrilateral one. Its ramparts being 230 m. in length, and its thickness in most of the parts is 18 m. which reveals the archaic grandeur and magnificence of this structure. The stairway of the temple is bilateral and closely attached to the wall. The difference between the lowest and highest point of the structure is 30 m. and is in a form of steps, similar to the Achaemenian structures. At the foot of the eastern wall of the structure is a cemetery which is related to the Parthian era. It is noted that the deceased have been buried in such a way to face the Anahita structure. Then you will back to the Kermanshah city visiting one of the Tekiyehs base on your choice Biglar Beigi Tekyeh or Moavel al molk tekyeh . one is famous for dazzling mirror-tiled central dome room and the other one is famous for beautiful tiles .
experiencing Kurdish lifestyle and culture in hawraman village
Morning at 0730 am you will pick up by your local guide and drive to Ghoori Ghale Cave ( paveh ) , it is one of the natural and tourist attractions in Iran which, in addition to some 65 million years old, it holds the title of the largest water cave in Asia and the longest caves of Iran. One of the most important features of Ghoori Ghale Cave is its width that has gained the first place among the other ancient aquatic caves. The presence of forests of oak trees, mountain figs and wild almonds along with animals such as foxes, rabbits and wild goats that live around the cave have created a special effect in the area. we will drive to a traditional Kurdish village of Hawraman ( oramanat takht unesco heritage ) in west of iran and stay one night in bolbar village ecolodge to Experiencing rural life in Kurdistan. The village houses are generally made of stone and stair like fashion, with beams covering the ceilings. These houses are arranged such that the roof of one house is the courtyard of the other. The climate of this region in spring and summer is very pleasant and it is very cold in winter. The Oramanat Takht Village is one of the attractive rural areas of Kurdistan which besides its panoramic views, has valuable tourism capacities because of the annual performance of an ancient and wonderful ceremony of Pir shalyar The ceremony is segregated into two main parts, first is the wedding celebration, held in February and the second part is called Komsai, celebrated in May each year. Ancient fire temples, remnants of this region indicate that the inhabitants were Zoroastrians before converting to Islam. The Sirvan River flows from the deep valleys of this region and enters Iraq. Here the lands are covered with walnut, pomegranate, fig and mulberry trees. In spite of difficult climatic conditions the inhabitants abide by their traditions. The inhabitants of the Uraman Takht are Sonni moslems from the Shafei sect. From other sacred sites, mention can be made of the Oihang and Abdollahi mosques, the tomb of “Loskeh Hijij” which is highly respected by the people of this region and other people of Kurdistan.
Kermanshah to hamadan tour with stop at kangavar and Ganjnameh
Morning at 0900 am you will pick up by your local guide and drive to kangavar ( 96 km) , In Kangavar we will visit Anahita temple . The name of this temple is depicted from Anahita (Nahid) who was a deity and guard angel of water, abundance and blessing. undefined Some believe that the structure dates back to the Parthian era, whilst upon this relic the evidences of this period and the early Islamic era can also be noted. Then we continue drive to hamadan visiting Ganjnameh , Near the waterfall of GanjNameh, at the end of a small valley near the ancient road between Ecbatana and Bisotun, eight kilometers southwest of modern Hamadan, are two almost identical, Achaemenid inscriptions, by Darius I the Great and Xerxes . Both are in three columns of twenty lines, and in three languages: Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian. They both begin with praise for the supreme god Ahuramazda, continue with the genealogy of the maker, and end with the royal titles. There is one striking difference, however: Darius calls Ahurmazda “a great god”, while in Xerxes’ text, he is called “the greatest of all gods”.then we enter hamadan city and transfer to your hotel.end of tour.