Barandaz Lodge (Tabatabaei), Farahzad, Mesr Desert
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Garmeh village

Date: 11 November 2015
Garmeh village

Garmeh village\Photo by Nami Namvar

Cold Springs in Desert!

Most visitors do not believe they can see a cold spring and green trees in the heart of the desert.

We suggest that you experience such a perspective in ‘Garmeh’, a village 85 kilometers from our village, Farahzad, which attracts many tourists.

It takes you between 1.5 to 2 hours to go from Barandaz Lodge to Garmeh. After exiting the Mesr Village side road and turning onto the main road, head to the Khur City and from there straight to Garmeh Village.

Tourist attractions in Garmeh include beautiful palm fields and a spring from which the groundwater flows in narrow streams and is used for agriculture. There are little black fish found in the cold spring which gather around people’s feet when they step into the water.

Moreover, you can by ethnic handicrafts, baskets and mats in different shapes made from palm leaves.

There are also ruins of a fortress left from the period the Sassanid Empire (224-651). As the fortress has not been maintained and renovated for years, the site is closed to visitors.

It might interest you to know that the village lies at 750 meters above sea level and has warm and dry climate due to being situated in the vicinity of the desert. Most domestic and foreign ecotourists know about Garmeh because of Maziar Al-e-Dawood who founded the first eco-tourism guesthouse in the village titled ‘Ateshooni’.