Why should we visit Darband?
Darband is one of the best tourist offer, an old village that is located at 1700 meters above the sea level in the north of Tehran. This neighborhood is so pleasant and cool that during the Qajar period, some princes lived there. Nowadays the nice weather and atmosphere of this countryside, the river that runs through the cliffs and restaurants, lovely whisper of passersby and travelers and a spectacular view of Tehran are Darband’s attraction. Follow us to introduce you all the aspects of Darband.
Nice Weather and Atmosphere
If you are tired of repetitive everyday life and the unending pollution and crowd of the city, Darband will be a great refuge for you. The delightful cool weather, the roar of the river, happiness, vitality, warm and intimate presence of the people, old houses left of the past times, lovely and kind local people and donkeys carrying the burden of villagers and shopkeepers will really amaze you in this natural place.
Among the most favorable attractions that tourists can enjoy in Darband, we can mention its chairlift. The creation of this chairlift dates back to about 40 years ago. Initially, the local people of Pas Ghale village and the climbers used it to travel the village and mountain paths. After a while, ordinary people who came to Darband for recreation and excursion used this chairlift for getting to higher places of the mountain. Until it became an excellent tourist attraction. By using it, you can reach an eye-catching mountain view and have a memorable picnic.
Visiting hours: Saturday _ Wednesday = 8 AM _ 11 PM, weekends and holidays= 6 AM _12PM
Price: ticket to go and return= 250000 Rials, ticket to go or return: 150000 Rials
Nightlife in Darband
Darband’s nightlife is more beautiful and enjoying for most people. Many people prefer evenings and nights for sightseeing and eating dinner with all family members. Maybe because the lighting and shining of the lamps is spectacular. The lamps that multiply the color and glaze of grocery stores and trails, the whispering of the water and the warmth of the commuting people will give you unforgettable pleasure.
Yummy Foods in Darband
For many people, gastronomy and tempting foods and even junk foods are the main reason for visiting Darband. Eating popular and delicious food in a clean and refreshing atmosphere, along with wonderful views and your friends and family is a unique opportunity in a city like Tehran.
In Darband’s restaurant, you can sit on the bed in the nature, feeling old Iranian and Tehrani houses. One interesting point about them is that their menu is very diverse. You can eat traditional Iranian food or food from other nationalities, for example Italian food. It is up to you, but do not forget that Darband’s restaurant are just open until 12 PM.
Sometimes, you can see cars in Darband Square that offer you street food, cheaper and more memorable. Shops and carts in various colors make Darband more and more interesting. They sell all kind of pickles, boiled beetroot, maize, fruit, etc.
Picnic and Hiking in Darband
Among the popular destination in Tehran for picnic, Darband and its natural and mountain attractions can be the first choice. Tehrani people mostly willing to spend their weekends and holidays in lush places like Darband. If you do not want to use chairlift for getting to your destination, you can choose the spiral path through the crowded restaurants and cafes to reach your destination.
It is necessary to know that the route is steep in some places and crosses the river. It should be noted that needed time for getting to the appropriate place for your picnic take from one to three hours, depending on the physical strength of you and your companions.
Climbing and Rock Climbing
One of the most prominent leisure activities in Darband is climbing and getting along with the nature in the winding paths of the Alborz mountains. Darband road to Tochal, with its unique perspective, is one of the Tehran’s most favorable climbing routes. Many climbers have climbed the summit using this route every year. The road reaches the Pas Ghale village in the middle and then the twin waterfalls and the Shirpala shelter and Tochal at the end.
Maybe it is interesting for you to know that Darband and the rocky mountains in this neighborhood are one of the best places for rock climbing in Tehran. Many professionals in this field practice their favorite sport in this area.
If you are love photography, Darband is an ideal place for you. Beautiful road, an unparalleled vitality of youth and families, building in the rocky mountains, variety of delicious foods and a big statue of mountaineer all are prefect subjects for your art.
Address: Darband, Tehran, Iran.
Entry price: free
Telephone: +98 21 22719577
Suggested visiting hours: 2-6 hours.
Best time for visiting: all four seasons are suitable for your visit.
Facilities: mosque, public restroom, medical center.