Some tourists ignore Kashan in their tour programs between Tehran, Esfahan, and Yazd, but this beautiful & historical desert city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir is one of Iran's most interesting and attractive Iran tourism. It not only boasts a series of architectural wonders, including amazing historical houses, a historic 10.000 years old hill, a great Bazar, 1000 years old Jalali castle, and a sample of Iranian gardens recognized by UNESCO but it also offers some of Iran's best traditional hotels. In this article, we help you to arrange a 1-day tour program in this fantastic city.
Kashan has located 220 Km from Tehran on the way from Tehran to Isfahan. This city is laid between the central desert of Iran and the Karkas mountain area. Thus its charm is thus mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the deserts and the greenery of the well-tended oasis. In this particular geographical area, you will encounter various geographical contradictions. As the hot and scorching deserts of Kashan(Maranjab & َAboo Zeyd Abad) will bother you, the pleasant climate of the mountainous areas will be very pleasant for you.
Kashan is not very vast compared to other tourist cities in Iran and you can discover many historical monuments with a light stroll. However, the cost of renting a taxi is very low and inexpensive thus you can hire one of them. It is recommended for travelers to use ride-sharing apps such as SNAPP or TAP30 since they are cheaper than the regular taxi most of the time.
How long does it take from Tehran to Kashan?
Tehran to Kashan is 230 kilometers and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Do the Bus stops on the road? How long does it take?
They usually have 3 short stops for traffic control by the police. Due to their schedule, they may stop for lunch or dinner.
Which bus companies have Bus services to Kashan?
Three main Bus Terminals in Tehran(south, West, and Beyhaghi) have regular services to Kashan. It costs about 2 US$(4.24.2022)
What kinds of buses can serve at this address?
VIP buses with a capacity of 25 & 32 passengers, and Scania with a capacity of 44 people are ready to serve.
Tehran to Kashan Trains Schedule
There are daily trains leaving Tehran towards Kashan. Trains leave Tehran train station, normally in the early morning every day, and arrive at Kashan after almost three hours.
What Train Companies Provide Tehran to Kashan Trains?
Raja and Joopar trains are available between Tehran and Kashan. All companies provide 4-bed and 6-bed compartment trains.
|Station on the road Tehran to Kashan|
How Long Does It Take From Tehran to Kashan by Train?
This train journey from Tehran to Kashan is 247 Km about 3 hours and its cost is about 2 US$. Minor delays might happen due to longer stops at the stations along the way.
How can you select a Seat?
In the Iran railway system, you choose your seat the moment you buy your ticket. You can see the exact location of your seat on your ticket.
Kashan’s Feen Garden, The symbol of Kashan city
The Fin Garden is the most famous sight of Kashan, and one of the most well-known historical Persian Gardens of Iran. The Feen Garden has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as an Iranian garden since 2012 and is well visited by tourists. This 16th-century garden, with tall and old cedars, spring-fed pools, and fountains is renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden and its evocation of heaven. The next destination close to Fin Garden is Sialk Hills where you can discover more than 10.000 years history of in Iran.
The Sialk mounds are among the most ancient sites of civilization on the Iranian plateau and were inhabited by highly civilized people from the 5th millennium B.C. or earlier. The excavations at the site resulted in the discovery of bronze tools and painted pottery, glassware, clay statuettes, ornamental objects, and human and animal figurines produced as early as the 5th millennium B.C.
Kashan houses are a perfect example of traditional Iranian architecture, which shows the art, architecture, and hospitality of Iranians. If you are planning to extend your stay in this historic city, this hotel house will be one of your best choices.
This 1000-year-old historical castle has repeatedly protected the city and people of Kashan against the invasion of enemies. A great wall and fortress to support Kashan against the enemies was built by Zobeyde Khatun, Harun al-Rashid's wife (787-788 CE). This huge wall have had been repaired during different dynasties like the Seljukid era, Safavid era, and Qajar dynasty.
Agha Bozorg mosque
Agha Bozorg mosque is one of the most famous historical mosques and monuments in Kashan that has become the symbol of Kashan. Agha Bozorg Mosque is one of the most significant architectural buildings in Kashan. This building due to its decorations and architecture is very distinguished and significant not only in Kashan but also in the history of Iran's architecture. This building is considered one of the masterpieces of Iranian engineering in terms of architecture and structure and their integration with each other.
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse is a Safavid-era traditional public bathhouse in Kashan that is a masterpiece of Iranian architecture. The bathhouse consists of two main parts: the dressing hall (Sarbineh) and the hot bathing hall (Garmkhaneh). This bathhouse with wonderful architecture and decor, and historical and cultural significance, has changed into one of the main attractions of Kashan. This bathhouse with wonderful architecture and decor, and historical and cultural significance, has changed into one of the main attractions of Kashan.
Amin ol Dole Carevanserai
Kashan Bazaar, like all traditional bazaars in Iran, consists of different sections such as mosques, theological schools, baths, and various caravanserais. Amin ol ِole Caravanserai or Timche is located in the heart of Kashan Bazaar which is called Myanchal. It belongs to the Qajar era and was built by famous Kashan architect Ali Mryam, ordered by Farrokh Khan Ghaffari who was known as Aminol dole. It is one of the most beautiful caravansaries of Kashan Bazar with a spacious, domed hall.
Manouchehri House/ Hotel
Staying in the historical houses of Kashan, which have been turned into boutique hotels, is a journey into a part of the history, art, and culture of Kashan's people. The house not only provides safe, comfortable, and unforgettable accommodation for guests but also leads them to the history of art and architecture of Kashan. Manouchehri House is one of the old buildings of Kashan related to the Qajar and Pahlavi periods. By observing the highest standards of protection and equipping it with new and modern facilities, has become not only one of the best boutique hotels but has also been changed into an architectural gem. Thanks to the constant dedication and passionate teamwork, the Manouchehri mansion has become a beacon of cultural and historical restoration and a rare pearl in the luxury accommodation landscape.
Tabatabaei Mansion or Khan-e Tabatabaei
The bride of Iranian houses is a masterpiece Iranian house built in 1880 by the order of Seyyed Jafar Tabatabai. This house is one of the most famous Iranian traditional houses due to its intricate stone reliefs, including finely carved cypress trees, delicate plasterwork, and striking mirror and glasswork. The high social status of the owner is illustrated by the great architect of the house, the decoration of the windows, and finally seven elaborate windows of the main courtyard (most houses sport only three or five). The house is Spread around four courtyards, the largest of which boasts a large pond with fountains, helping to make fresh air and keep the courtyard cool. From mid-afternoon (depending on the month), sunlight and stained glass combine to bathe some rooms in brilliant color.