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When you combine semi-arid desert with mountains, you are talking about Azerbaijan. It is locally called as the ‘Land of Fire’ as this stunning place is home to mud volcanoes, Caspian Sea and lots of flaming mountains. You can either relax on the seaside or enjoy the magnificent and ancient mosques and architecture. The land of fire also has a wide variety of wildlife and miles and miles of sea. While you are in the initial planning stage and looking for Azerbaijan tour packages, make sure you include these four places to visit in Azerbaijan.
A mixture of ancient old walled town to a city of modern skyscrapers, Baku is the perfect place for your next holiday. The capital city has an Islamic architecture as well as lavish European structures in the old city. If you have time to visit four places in Azerbaijan, make sure Baku tops the list. It has a long promenade along the Caspian Sea that looks like a picture straight out of a postcard.
This is one of the most naturally picturesque places in Azerbaijan. Sharing its borders with Iran, Astara has an abundance of lavish green forests and huge mountains. It has quintessential cafes and lovely restaurants which offers you a taste of their local cuisine. You can visit other beautiful structures like mosques, mausoleums, bathhouses and see coins and structures dated back to 2,000 years.
This humble town is as old as 60,000 years and is on the foothills of Southern Greater Caucasus Mountains. This place is famous for its silk, embroidery and textiles. It has a lot of palaces and museums built by Sheki Khan in the 18th century, which doubles the beauty of this place.
The mud volcanoes are a natural and bizarre sight in Azerbaijan. It is located in the Baku desert along the coast of the Caspian Sea. Its healing properties are quite famous and attract thousands of visitors every year.
Ideal Itinerary of 7 day visit of Azaebaijan
If can enjouy Azerbaijan fully if you have a weeks time. We have tried to create an idel itinerary for you.
Day One: Arrive in Baku & sightseeing
You can go for sightseeing, head to Icheri Sheher, the 15th-century old town and visit Maiden Tower, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and walk around the fortress walls. There are several traditional restaurants in the old town area and international ones on Fountain Square.
Other Attractions in Baku include strolling along the promenade (Baku Boulevard), riding the funicular to Martyrs Alley and Eternal Flame for views of the city, and taking a Caspian Sea Cruise. Walk along Nizami Street for shopping and to see late 19th century architecture, photograph the Flame Towers & marvel at the futurist Heydar Aliyev Centre.
Day Two: Fire Temple and Burning Mountain
Azer translates to ‘fire’. Azerbaijan has strong cultural links to fire from the early Zoroastrians to the burning mountain at Yanar Dag and modern Flame Towers. Get up early and visit Ateshgah Fire Temple and Yanar Dag, the burning mountain. The Fire Temple dates back thousands of years. The current temple was built 500 years ago. Take bus 184 from Koroglu Metro Station. After the temple, return to this station and take bus 217 to Yanar Dag.
Yanar Dag in a rural Baku suburb. A 10 metre-horizontal strip (33 feet) across the scorched mountain continuously burns regardless of the sub-zero winter temperatures or occasional torrential downpour. Ignited natural gas leaks from underground reserves and burns.
Day Three: Visit Gobustan’s Petroglyphs and Mud Volcanoes
Visit Gobustan (Qobustan) National Park and the mud volcanoes. UNESCO Gobustan, 60 kilometres (37.3 miles) southwest of Baku, has more than 6000 rock carvings including some estimated to be 40,000 years old. Inside you’ll see Gaval Dash, a large rock that makes a similar sound to a tambourine when struck. The weird mud volcanoes spewing freezing mud from subterranean gas reserves are are nearby, too.
Tours start at $70 per person with an English-speaking guide and last six hours. If you use the bus, first get to Field of 20 (20-Ci Saha) bus stop in Baku and take 195 heading to Alat. Get off in Gobustan. Write the name in Azeri along with a request to stop here on a piece of paper and show the driver. They probably won’t speak English. From the bus stop, either take a taxi or walk the 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) to the National Park. You’ll need to get a taxi to visit the mud volcanoes.
Day Four: Head to Ganja
Visitors who travel to Azerbaijan often visit the historical second city, Ganja. Dating back to the 6th century and the birthplace of famous 12th-century poet, Nizami Ganjavi, Ganja offers a glimpse into traditional Azerbaijan before the the wealth from black gold.
It’s a long journey from Baku to Ganja, taking up to four-and-a-half hours on the 370-kilometre trip (230 miles). Tickets cost AZN10 ($5.90) departing from Baku International Bus Terminal on the outskirts of the city. Take the green line to Memar Ajami and the purple to Avtovaghzal.
When you arrive in Ganja, do go to central square near Ataturk Avenue
Day Five: Sightseeing in Ganja
The main attraction of Ganja’s include the Bottle House, giant Tomb of Nizami, and 15th-century Shah Abbas Mosque. The History and Ethnography Museum along Ataturk Avenue makes for an exciting stop for an hour, and the ruins of Shah Abbas caravanserai are on the square opposite. Walk along the pedestrian street, snap a few photographs and head to the historical Khan Baghi Park.
Lake Goygol, is a mountainous lake surrounded by lush forest, is 45 kilometres (30 miles) and accessible on a half-day trip. In the evening, take a taxi to the large Heydar Aliyev Park on the outskirts of Ganja.
Day Six: Travel to Sheki
Sheki, the historical mountain town near the Georgian border, is the final stop. Regular buses leave from Ganja, and depending on the weather, should take up to three hours.
Most of the people who travel to Azerbaijan skip Sheki, but they miss out on the historical and natural wonders. The main attractions include the 18th-century Sheki Khan’s Palace (Khansarai), the caravanserai that once housed Silk Road traders and a set of medieval baths.
Day Seven: Final Day
explore the streets in Sheki and soak up the history one last time. People who travel to Azerbaijan often visit neighbouring Georgia from Sheki. If this is your route, take the bus from Sheki to Azerbaijan’s border town at Balakan. Get a taxi to the border, cross into Georgia and then catch another marshrutka or minibus from nearby Lagodekhi to Sighnaghi. Or, take the six-hour bus from Sheki back to Baku.