Kerman Travel: A Glorious Desert Treasure

Whereas the city is a sparkling diamond in the heart of a sandy desert (Dasht-e Lout), Kerman travel demands sufficient time to quench your thirst for visiting a bricky and muddy city. Lying to the southeast of Iran, Kerman is culturally, industrially and politically considered one of the five significant cities in the country with a long history and a prolific cultural heritage.

Travel to Kerman:

Kerman travel will truly impress you by the stoicism of the people who are enduring hardship associated life in the desert. Since this large province is situated on the ruggedness of the desert, it is hosting diverse weather conditions from a dry and moderate one to a hot and damp climate. Akin to other desert areas, Kerman registers hot days and cold nights. Therefore, the period between March and June would be the most proper time for travelling to Kerman, Iran. You may find a variety of Kerman Iran travel packages in our Kerman tours 2020 below.

Being an ancient civilization, the city with its historical environment is definitely the emphasis of Kerman tourism. Taking a look at Kerman Travel Guide, you will notice Kerman travel will give you the unique feeling of Persian mud brick architecture at the heart of a vast shining sandy plain.


Kerman Travel Guide:

A road trip is possible for travelling to Kerman along with travelling by plane (three or four flights per day from Tehran). Being well-connected to the cross country network railway, you may also get to Kerman by train as well. Kerman hotels with exquisite hospitableness will definitely leave a pleasant memory for you.

Guide to Travel to Kerman: Tourist Attractions

What to see in Kerman:

Hosting a great number of tourist attractions, choosing what to see in Kerman is not a simple task. The city became the capital city of the Iranian dynasty several times, therefore a great portion of Kerman tourism relies on its magnificent historical-cultural structure you will definitely enjoy visiting in your Kerman travel. Only a few tourist attractions are followed:

  • Ganj-Ali-Khan Complex:

Constructed in the Safavid era, the complex has become the jewel of Kerman with its magnificent rectangular arena, beautifully constructed bathhouse, well-known mint (Zarrabkhane), graceful mosque and long-lived cistern (Ab-Anbar).

Ganj-Ali-Khan square is linked to the illustrious Kerman bazaar, an amazing instance of traditional Persian bazaars, which is said to be the longest one in the Middle East with its three kilometer tourist throughway. While passing through this mysterious, stunning arcade, you can enjoy laying eyes on charming, colored Persian rugs, smelling the fragrance of oriental spices, and hearing the musical tune of coppersmithing: the everlasting memory of your Kerman travel.





  • Bam Citadel & Rayen Citadel:

Bam Citadel, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest mud brick structure. An earthquake in 2003 has almost destroyed a great portion of the structure, but fortunately Rayen Citadel, a huge castle consisted of two alcoves, as the world’s second largest mud brick structure resembles the fallen one, both will be visited in Kerman Iran travel.

  • Shazdeh Garden:

Modeling from Fathabad Garden (another amazing tourist site), it is constructed in the Qajar dynasty on Tigran slopes in Mahan. It is considered as one of the most enchanting popular Persian gardens offering a fresh, delightful breeze to the visitors in the middle of a radiant desert. With a well-constructed edifice within, pleasant fountains and glamorous flowers, Shazdeh Garden resembles a paradise lost in the heart of the wilderness



  • Shah Ne’matollah Vali Shrine:

Honoring the renowned Iranian mystic and poet, Shah Ne’matollah Vali, the shrine was erected in 1436 as one of the most magnificent architectural masterpieces in old Persia. Surrounded by four courtyards, the construction is sparkling with its astonishing reflecting pool, twin minarets and the marvelous turquoise tiled dome.


What to do in Kerman:

If you want to know what to do in Kerman, keep up with Kerman tour to enjoy your Kerman travel to the fullest. In case of travelling to Kerman in winter, you can celebrate Jashn-e-Sadeh on the occasion of the hundredth day of winter with the Zoroastrians in their historical fire temple. You can plan your Kerman travel based on our Kerman fall and winter 2020 below. 


Kerman Foods:

You cannot leave Kerman without tasting the exclusive Kerman foods. Using ravishing Persian spices such as caraway (also known as cumin), Kerman foods will leave you with an unforgettable gustatory memory. Don’t forget to try Zireh-Polo (cooked rice & cumin), Boz Ghormeh (cooked with goat meat), Abgoosht, Ash-e Sholi or Amaj (vegetables and beans), Ash Reshteh and etc.



Handicrafts and Souvenirs:

Without purchasing well famed pistachio, beautiful rugs, checkered patehs, popular copper dishes and delicate sweets, Kerman travel will not be a complete one. Kerman is well reputed for its celebrated rugs and carpets which are woven by the best quality wool. Being a rich land of different minerals, Kerman is the most famous producer of copper and well colored copper dishes in the region. Pateh is also a traditional handicraft made exclusively in Kerman with colorful threads on cotton. It truly manifests the artistic, elegant and delicate tact of talented Iranian women. 

Kerman is also replete with pistachio trees which have made the province the largest and the most significant producer and exporter of pistachio nuts in the whole world. Pistachio Halva is a delicious Kerman sweet made with pistachio nuts, saffron, hustles and rose water. Kolompe is also a flavorful cookie made of dates and hustles garnished with pistachio nuts and will definitely sweeten your Kerman travel as well.


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