Most Beautiful & Famous Waterfalls of Iran

Iran is not only the land of historical and cultural places, it is also home to a countless number of natural attractions such as waterfalls. There are so many that some of the smaller ones don’t even have official names. It was very difficult to choose but here comes a list of most beautiful and famous waterfalls in Iran.

This spring is in a deep and beautiful valley of Kabodwall forest. Kabodwall is situated 5 km. to the south of Ali Abad Katoul township.

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This waterfall is located to the north east of the township of Lordegan and it originates from passes of Kareh Bast and Pol-e-Khodafarin.This waterfall due to its majestic height and surrounding beauty is worth seeing. In the vicinity of Sabz Kooh other waterfalls are also present with suitable height and volume.

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This famous and great waterfall is located at the borders of the two provinces of Kohkiluyeh Va Boyer Ahmad and Fars. This waterfall is at the east of Yasooj and alongside the Margoon Village.This long waterfall due to presence within the beautiful narrow Margoon Pass, and the numerous water branches which fall in the valley and flow into the river, and also due to its verdant surroundings and forested trees, is considered the most reputed waterfall of this province.Besides the presence of rivers and springs in this region, it is enhanced with other natural beauty such as plains with a species of tulips and other colorful flowers, rendering a very beautiful scene to this region and making it an unforgettable experience for its visitors.

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The Shooshtar Waterfalls are considered to be an attractive historical site. They are located alongside a branch of the Gerger, near Sika. These waterfalls were constructed in the year 1233 AH, in order to protect the Mizan Dam.In the same year in order to prevent the destruction of the dam, another dike was constructed. Thence outlets of the Mizan Dam was blocked and the course of Gerger River dried up. The Gerger Dam was also constructed on the course of this river and some holes were constructed on the top of this dam, between the two scarps of the river overlooking the valley of Gerger River in the midst of the rocks in order to conduct the water to flow through the holes, thus creating the present waterfalls.In this way the probability of the destruction of dam decreased. ...

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This waterfall is located in the village of Shevy in the district of Dorood, and gushes out of a cave. This waterfall draws hordes of people to the site in the spring season.

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Noujian waterfall is one of Iran’s highest waterfalls and it is located in Lorestan province. This waterfall is located in the 38 kilometer distance in south east of Khorram Abad (Payee County) with a height of 95 meter and the crest weight is 5 meters. This waterfall is one of the beauties of Lorestan and each year attracts many visitors to itself.Noujian waterfall is the 46th national relic that was registered in the list of Iran’s natural heritage in March 17th, 2009 by the Cultural Heritage Organization.

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Afrineh waterfall is located in Lorestan province, in the path from Khorram Abad to Pol Dokhtar. Afrineh waterfall is located in a village with the same name. this beautiful waterfall attracts several enthusiasts and tourists to itself in spring and summer.

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This waterfall is spectacular in that it is completely frozen, and is at an elevation of 5,100 m. in the vicinity of the Dood Kooh Mountains near the Damavand Peak. The same has a height of 70 m. and is 3 m. in girth which is in a state of constant increment.This increase is due to the trickle of water from the melting glacier above it, in the summer months at noon. This trickle flows alongside the waterfall, thereby adding to it. The same continues for a short while and soon freezes. The said waterfall is one of its own in the world.

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Shahandasht waterfall is the largest waterfall of Mazandaran which is registered as one of Iran’s national relics in the list of Iran’s national relics. This massive, lush and permanent waterfall shows off in the southern side of Haraz road and river with an indescribable glory and falls from the side of Malek Bahman castle and from a pyramid shaped mountain with an overlook of Shahandasht village.

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Khor is a 50-meter-high waterfall in the north of Karaj, the beginning of Chalus Road. The gardens of Khor village, the ski resort, and the waterfall make up the tourist attractions of this district in Alborz Province. Like other areas around Chalus Road, this area has plenty of gardens, and the blooming of buds and flowers in the spring enhances the beauty of the area.Khor Village is located in Alborz Province, near Amirkabir or Karaj Dam. Khor ski resort, which is located beside the village, hosts skiers and especially, tube riders in winters.

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This waterfall is one of the most important waterfalls of the province, near the city of Hamadan and at the tail end of the recreational area of Abbas Abad Valley.This waterfall flows down from a height of about 12 m. and is known as the water of Abbas Abad. Its average output is 200 litres/second.This waterfall is in the vicinity of the Ganj Nameh Inscriptions and also en route to the track from where the heights of the Alvand mountains are accessible.

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Although the waterfalls in Iran are not comparable to the world’s waterfalls in terms of height, apart from their height, other properties such as waterfall width, output water volume, being plunge or cascade as well as environmental factors such as regional climate and natural sights surrounding the waterfall and local beliefs might be influential in their popularity.No accurate studies have been carried out on the height of important waterfalls in Iran. However, according to nature experts’ experiences and scholars’ ideas, Laton Waterfall in Astara can be considered the highest waterfall in Iran with a height of 105 meters. After that, Vorvar Waterfall and Serankuh Waterfall are located in Barez Mountains in Kerman with a height about 100 meters and Shevi Waterfall is located ...

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