Iran deserts are
one of the main attractions when you think about traveling to Iran. Iran is home
to many beautiful deserts and there are countless deserts around the central
cities of Iran like Yazd, some of which are easy to access because they are next
to Yazd and they are in good condition in terms of welfare services such as
Shabahang Camp, Baran Camp and ...
But to visit something more unique yet untouched and of
course not too far from Yazd, go away about 120 km from Yazd to reach the
beautiful and relaxing desert of Karakal or Sadegh Abad desert in Bafgh one of
the cities of Yazd province.
1. What can you
visit in Bafgh city?
Bafgh city is one of the beautiful cities of the vast
province of Yazd, which has many historical and natural attractions which can
be mentioned as follows:
This mosque has a unique design and is built in two
parts, summer, and winter, so that it can be used in all seasons.
In its summer part, like many other ancient monuments of
Yazd province, large wind catchers can be seen, which is very similar to the
style of Jame Mosque of Yazd and is built in two rows with strong foundations.
On the roof of this structure, there are wooden beams
that were used in the past to go up the windcatcher to repair it, and today the
birds made nests there. In the front part of this building, tiles from The Qajar period can be seen.
plantain of Bajgan village
100 km southeast of Bafgh and look for a big tree with a
height of 34 meters, you'll face this well-known attraction as one of the
oldest trees you can visit in Iran.
This ancient tree is located in the Bajgan region and is almost a thousand years
Kamal al-Din or Shams al-Din Mohammad Vahshi Bafghi is one of the most
prominent and well-known poets of Iran who was born in 939 AH in Bafgh, Yazd.
Over the years, the house of this famous poet has been renovated and well
maintained. In this house, in addition to beautiful architecture, historical
tools and utensils can also be seen.
- BagherAbad castle- Ariz Eco lodge
The BagherAbad castle of Bafgh is built of clay and mud materials and since it was used as a military castle, it has the appropriate equipment and facilities for defense affairs, including the north tower of the castle with a height of 8 meters and 2 floors, along with 3 stone-throwers and 140 shooters.
Recently this castle has changed the usage as an eco-lodge for whom who devoted to staying in particular accommodations.
Although many people think that the grove only grows the
south of the country, but this region of Iran is also a good place for growing dates
and its towering trees in the heart of the beautiful Bafgh desert and starry
sky makes the Yazd desert tour even more enjoyable.
The Tito Garden House building is located in Bafgh city. This
garden has an area of about one thousand square meters, with a beautiful
architectural style and is built of clay and mud. The garden building,
measuring 17 x 17, is located in the middle of a garden with grapes,
pomegranates, and palm trees, and includes a khanate, a janitor's room, a hall,
a windcatcher, and a porch. In the recent past, the 13-meter windcatcher of
this building has been responsible for cooling and ventilating the indoor air
of the house.
This beautiful and lush garden in the heart of the Bafgh desert
is very spectacular, and the reason for its freshness and greenery is the constant flow of water from the Yousef Shahi qanat, which has kept it away from
the common plague of drought.
or Sadegh Abad desert
With its unique palm groves and
beautiful handicrafts, Bafgh city attracts the eyes of every viewer, but what distinguishes
Bafgh as a mesmerizing attraction in Iran from other cities is its fascinating
deserts that will make an unforgettable memory for every visitor during their
2. Why the
desert of Sadegh Abad Bafgh region is called Karakal desert?
Karakal is originally the name of a cat
species. This type of cat has been lived in abundance in the Karakal Desert for
a long time, which is why it is known as the Karakal Desert.
reach the Karakal desert from Yazd, you must take the desert road from Yazd to
Bafgh, which is about 120 km. In the middle of Bafgh City Boulevard, you have
to turn left and walk about 15 km to reach the village of Sadeghabad, where the
Karakal desert is located. On the way to the Korakal desert, you can see the
remains of an old castle that is rebuilt. There are also large groves in the
area that are worth visiting along with countless pomegranate and pistachio
desert in Yazd, like other Iranian tourist deserts, has a good environment for
special entertainments; there are beautiful palm groves and sand dunes that you
can watch. Spending the night in the desert and observe the starry sky and
enjoying a tea that is made on coal, including good night desert pleasures, can
be experienced in this area.
desert in Yazd also has attractive wildlife that provides tourists with the
opportunity to visit desert birds and animals.
such as camel riding, safari, and motorcycle riding, which are common in many
Iranian deserts such as the Mesr desert, can also be done with prior
coordination in the Karakal desert in Bafgh.
3. Where to stay
in the Bafgh desert?
Nikan hotel of Bafgh
A 4-star hotel, which is located in the
heart of Bafgh city of Yazd, is the most luxurious hotel among Bafgh hotels and
one of the top ones in Yazd in general.
Book hotels in Yazd
Although the special mood of staying in
the desert wouldn't gain by staying in a 4* modern hotel, But it is a good
option if you don't want to get too far from the desert and stay in a
comfortable classy place at the same time.
Shahid Barzegari Camp
When you come to visit Karakal desert of
Bafgh, you'll enter to Shahid Barzegari Camp. You can have camel riding and
other entertainment with prior coordination there.
But to stay the night there or not is a
different question. The accommodation facilities are simple and even basic and
you have to bring something to eat for the night and next morning with you.
Ariz castle eco-lodge
As we mentioned this castle before, this
castle is renovated recently. The reason for preserving traditional
architecture and nostalgic sensory induction is that the main texture is not
disturbed and the accommodation facilities are simple. The roof of this
residence has a good view of the surrounding palm groves and it is a good place
to observe the starry sky of the desert.
points when you have a desert tour
Distance in the desert is usually very deceptive, try not
to get too far from the group.
If you are traveling alone or in a small group, one of
the most important things to do when traveling to the desert is to tell your
location, departure time, and time of return to trusted people.
Walking in the desert and even in all kinds of nature
activities in general, you should try to walk slowly like the elderly.
Have a scarf with you to protect your eyes and mouth from
the sand's flowing.
If you're going to trekking for a long time have
a bottle of water with you.
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