During our recent trip to Mahallat,
we had a great time when our driver, who came from Isfahan and knew the area, took us to see and enjoy the
(cold) spring garden (baghe cheshmeh or Sarcheshmeh), before we headed
back home to Tehran.
I liked this garden a lot because it
was a 'Persian garden' for me where all kinds of people go to sit, relax and
spend a pleasant time alone or with friends and family as it should be.We have some pictures here for you to
enjoy and hope you will be able to visit when your travels take you to
362 kilometers from Tehran, the City of
situated on the slope of the mountain enjoying a mountainside climate.
is amongst the ancient residential areas in Iran, In Safavieh time, the most commercial
exchanges were mainly made with Isfahan. Mahallat have been one of the most
important bases of Ismailieh movement. In the limits of present city. Two
villages of Khorheh and Nimvar are much older than Mahallat and hold several
has been one of the important religious centers of Iran Plateau in the ancient
time. Khoheh is amongst very old villages that its history dates back at least
to Seleucidian time.
important natural, historical and religious monuments of the city are as
springs of Shafa, Solaymani, Mahallat spring and recreational
caves of Azad Khan, Shah Babol, Soorakh Gav, Yekehchah, Goldar Kalcheshmeh,
Sarcheshmeh and koshteh Riz,
castles of Jamshidi, Aghakhan Mahallati, and Khosravani,
caravansaries of Dodehak (Safavid), and Joun-Abad (Safavid),
inscription of Khorheh (seljukian),
temple of Khorheh (4th century BC),
Fire-Temple of Atashkooh (Sassanide), and Milmilouneh,
Dam of Nimvar,
of Amr or Amreh (pre-Islamic time),
mosques of mahallat (early Islamic time) and Nimvar,
of Yahya, Fazolreza, Shahzadeh Mousa, and Shahzadeh Ismail.